AKVM is a Bradenton roofer dedicated to installing and repairing roofs on homes and commercial buildings. We’ve been in business for more than 15 years and have earned a reputation for professionalism, know-how, and integrity. We work with homeowners to choose the most sensible roofing solutions available for both new and existing homes.
We are committed to serving Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida. By focusing on one geographical area, we conserve time and resources, keeping travel and other overhead costs low. That translates to lower costs for our customers.
At AKVM, safety is our priority. All of our crews are trained in proper safety techniques, whether they’re climbing a ladder, repairing a leak or design flaw, or installing shingles on your roof. Our roofers work hard in the Florida heat, and we do everything we can to ensure their safety.
AKVM is your Bradenton roofing contractor of choice among our many competitors. We carry and install only quality roofing products from well-known manufacturers like these:
We install various types of roofs, each of which has distinct advantages in Florida’s hot climate:
Asphalt shingles are durable, economical, and available in an almost endless variety of styles and colors so you’re sure to find the perfect match for your home’s exterior. Some manufacturers offer asphalt shingles that mimic clay tiles, cedar shakes, and slate while preserving the durability of fiberglass construction.
Solar reflective asphalt shingles are designed to reflect infrared radiation from the sun, thereby allowing less heat to penetrate your roof’s surface and keeping your home cooler. This reflectivity also means your roof will last longer, as the shingles suffer fewer temperature fluctuations and experience less stress.
Concrete tiles never curl, burn, or rot and are extremely durable. Clay tiles are even more durable and can add architectural integrity to historic and modern homes alike. Both concrete and clay tiles are well suited to Bradenton’s heat and humidity.
Besides being extremely lightweight and durable, metal roofs effectively resist fire, wind and rain. Like asphalt shingles, metal roof tiles can also mimic wood shingles and concrete or clay tiles, and they reflect the sun’s light and heat more effectively than any other material. Metal roofing is not only attractive but because it reflects light instead of absorbing it, it can help keep your home cooling costs down during the hottest months.
Also known as dimensional, composite, or laminate shingles, architectural shingles are actually two strips of asphalt shingles that have been laminated, or bonded, together. Thicker and stronger than traditional asphalt shingles, they are composed of a heavy fiberglass base and ceramic-coated granules that have been tightly embedded in water-resistant asphalt. Their construction gives architectural shingles a more dimensional base than a traditional flat shingle as well as better wind resistance. While flat, or three-tab, shingles typically weigh 240 pounds per roofing square and are rated for wind speeds up to 60 miles per hour, architectural shingles weigh between 340 and 440 pounds per roofing square and are rated for wind speeds between 80 and 120 miles per hour, depending on the style, manufacturer and installation method. This is certainly an advantage in Florida, where hurricane season dominates a full five months of the year.
Let us be your Bradenton commercial roofer or Bradenton residential roofer when you’re ready to replace your roof. Call us today for a quote on any of the products we install. We offer competitive pricing and full manufacturers’ warranties on all materials.
Think a roofing square is equal to a square foot? Think again. A term unique to the roofing industry, a roofing square is equal to 100 square feet of roof surface. One bundle of asphalt shingles covers about 1/3 of a roofing square.
The square footage of your home includes areas that are covered by air conditioning and those that aren’t, such as the garage and porches. Roof overhangs and roof pitch also add to the total area of your roof.