By Tom Bostock

Are your roofing shingles starting to “cup?” Is your eave drip especially dirty? If they are, do you know what it means or what damage it could be doing to your roof? There’s an old saying, “what you don’t know won’t hurt you.” Where your roof is concerned, what you don’t know just may be destroying not only your roof but the wooden structures that support it. But don’t worry. The solution is as close as the roofing experts at TNT Quality Builders, Inc., your full-service roofing professionals, and their FREE estimate.  

A member of the West Coast Roofing Contractors Association, with a 4.6 out of a possible 5-star rating from, their online profile assures you about what you may expect from the expert roofers at TNT Quality Builders, Inc:

‘TNT Quality Builders, Inc. is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers’ interests and make their concerns the basis of our business. WE DO ROOF REPAIRS! In many cases, we can complete them on site during your estimate!”  

Not only is TNT Quality Builders a state-licensed certified roofing contractor but also a certified building contractor. What this means to you, the homeowner is that they can also repair any structural damage detected during the inspection or repair, saving you the additional cost of hiring a separate contractor for the work. 

The owner, Duane Thompson, “Rusty,” noted that “we are interested in building long-term relationships with our customers, not just one-time repairs.” Online reviews attest to the quality of the work that they perform. The following is just one example of a satisfied customer review on Yelp:

“TNT Quality Builders is a Grade A company. They showed up on time, gave us an honest and fair estimate on the work that was needed. They also provided us with a lot of information about the issues with our roof that was overlooked by home inspectors and other roofers which I appreciated. They are very thorough and professional and get the job done right the first time. Thanks for moving our job up before we got hit by a couple of storms and stopped our house from flooding.”

A roofing supplies salesman since 1986, Rusty opened TNT Quality Builders, Inc. in 2004. He knows the quality of roofing products available and chooses only the best for his customers. 

With areas of expertise in the installation or replacement of asphalt shingle and metal roofing, natural slate roof repair, as well as traditional tile and flat roofing, TNT Quality Builders, Inc, is qualified to perform any roof repair or replacement.  They are also certified to do new home and commercial construction, up to 3 stories tall, as well as remodeling projects. 

Rusty offered several tips to homeowners about their roofs. Do you know why it is essential to keep your roof clean and free from leaves and branches? According to Rusty, “it holds moisture, and the acid that builds up in the leaves can damage your roof. Proper soffit and ridge ventilation help maintain the overall durability of your roof.” 

Florida’s climate can be especially damaging; the expansion and contraction of roofing shingles, caused by excessive heat and UV rays, can cause damage both the shingles and the structures beneath them. Those dirty eave drips may be an indication that overhangs are leaking and causing unseen interior damage. 

Unlike giant roofing companies and their conglomerates, TNT Quality Builders lets their work speak for itself. Rusty says that “we keep it small so that we can control things.” They depend primarily on “referrals and reputation” for their business, plain old-fashioned, word of mouth advertising.  If you are good, you can do it.  

Rusty and his roofing professionals at TNT Quality Roofing are ready and able to do a quality job for you. Call today 813-237-7663 for hours of operation or to schedule a free estimate. Visit their website at TNT Quality Builders, Inc. your ROOFING PROFESSIONALS. 8870 Himes Ave, Ste 322, Tampa, FL.