“You Never Own A Home, The Home Owns You!”



After hubby and I got married 28 years ago it was approximately two years later that we had our first home built.  During the construction phase, I remember my Uncle Ernest saying, “you never own a home, the home owns you”. 

That has never been more true than now, because here we are 26 years later, preparing to downsize and put our home on the market.  We have been spending money like crazy, between the painting, landscaping, basements updates and roof replacement, our home is definitely in the driver’s seat calling the shots!


Our home isn’t in major disrepair, however, we are up against new home construction so there has been much to do and the major expenses thus far has definitely been the roof replacement.  

Curb appeal is very important when it comes to showing a home and the roof is like a hat on your head, not only does it have to look good, it also has to protect you from the elements.  

Typically, the life of a roof is 15-20 years so at this point it was definitely time to replace the entire roof not just the missing shingles and repair the leaks.  When looking for a roofer, there are several considerations to take into account because you want to make sure that work is done by a reputable and reliable contractor and that the job is going to be done cleanly and quickly.


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It doesn’t matter if you live in Delaware or Florida, you want to ensure that the roofer you chose is an expert and has the required state licensing, warranties and reviews.




We interviewed several companies and eventually chose, Elite Exteriors located in New Jersey, and couldn’t be happier with the results.  We felt that Elite Exteriors understood our needs and provided us with best possible options that we needed and wanted.  However, if you don’t live in Delaware or New Jersey but do live in the Tampa, Florida area, you should check out Westchase Roofing


Westchase Roofing Services, is a premier Tampa roofing contractors that have provided quality residential roofing since 2008. They have developed a reputation for quality, knowledge, and workmanship while serving the area with our roofing services.

Their high-quality materials, professionalism and after-service warranty will make you feel great about choosing Westchase Roofing Services. Their roofers are the friendliest around, and make sure the job is done right at a higher level than other roofing companies.

All their services begin with a free quote and they respond quickly to any calls and form submissions about their roofing services. Westchase Roofing has expert roofers in Tampa with years of experience installing asphalt shingle roofing systems. Every roofing contractor on their team is licensed, tested and trained to offer all our services at top-quality standards.

Westchase Roofing also has a great blog with articles that will assist the homeowner with all roofing questions or concerns, so head over to their website to read a few of them.

So if you live in the Tampa area and are looking for a roofer, contact Westchase Roofing to schedule a free quote and get the job done right!

1 thought on ““You Never Own A Home, The Home Owns You!”

  1. I remember you sharing that saying when I purchased my home, and goodness, you’re not kidding Sis! My house is brand new and I’m already doing repairs. Right now, I have to get my outside windows painted due to the builder using cheap paint. UGH!

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