We can sit here telling you that we’re the best roofing company in Sarasota until we’re blue in the face, but why should you believe us?

Of course it’s in our best interest to claim that we provide a level of workmanship and customer service that’s unparalleled by the other roofing companies in the Sarasota area. What really makes a difference in the minds of many people is hearing what it was actually like to work with Douglass Restoration Inc...from the mouths of other home and business owners just like them!

That’s why we love it when our customers are so kind as to leave us a public testimonial. This helps us to show people that our claim of being one of the most skilled and honest roofing companies in Sarasota isn’t just a marketing ploy.


As we've noted in previous posts, metal roofing is on the rise in the Port Charlotte area. Metal roofing systems offer many benefits that can’t be matched by more traditional types of roofing, like shingles and tile.

If you’ve had a metal roof installed in the past, by a roofing company other than Douglass Restoration Inc., it’s possible that some aspects of proper installation were overlooked. While this may not have been intentional, it does leave your home open to a myriad of problems.

To avoid permanent damage to your home, it’s necessary to complete professional roofing repairs as soon as possible.

In the hopes of keeping your home safe and dry, the roofing experts at Douglass Restoration Inc. have put together a short list of signs that your metal roof may be in...


As providers of quality roofing services in Port Charlotte, Douglass Restoration Inc. has installed and repaired metal roofs for many local homes and businesses.

Metal roofs are incredibly durable and could last the entire span of time that you own your home if you take care of it properly.

As metal roofs grow in popularity, we’ve often received calls and emails from residents who want to know the best way to care for their metal roofing systems.

We’ve put together this blog post to help you understand the roofing services that are necessary to keep metal roofs in good working order for many years.

Remember, if you don’t feel confident or safe performing these roofing services on your Port Charlotte home, you can always call the experts at Douglass Roofing Inc....


As we’ve discussed in previous blogs about choosing roofing companies in Port Charlotte and Sarasota, it’s important to only work with roofing contractors who are properly insured, licensed, and experienced.

The fact is that not every roofing company in Florida takes the time to become properly insured and licensed. It requires meeting certain high standards and also investing the money required for application and permitting fees.

If you’re researching roofing companies in Port Charlotte or Sarasota, and you’re finding some deals that sound too good to be true, it’s probably because they are. Unlicensed, uninsured companies often try to distract potential customers with flash deals that actually turn out to be scams in the long run.

Here are 5 types of roofing...


You were just sitting at your desk, minding your own business.

OK you were definitely scrolling through Facebook, but that’s the least of your worries.

Right as you were about to click ‘like’ on that awesome post from your BFF, it happened.

A big drop of water fell from the ceiling and splashed on your keyboard.

You looked up and noticed that water from Sarasota's most recent rainstorm was somehow making its way into your commercial building from outside. Yikes! You need flat roofing repair, but what are your options? Don’t worry, the roofing repair experts at Douglass Restoration Inc. have you covered.


In a previous blog, we discussed some of the most common problems that can arise with commercial roofing when it’s not installed by Douglass Restoration Inc. These problems include leaks, ponding, and shrinkage that leaves your commercial property in Sarasota open to costly damages.

No matter who installed it, commercial roofs require regular roofing services in order to remain in-tact and able to do their job. Here are a few more of the most common commercial roof problems that can shorten the lifespan of your property as well as your roofing. If you’d like to avoid looking for flat roof replacement options as long as possible, make sure to utilize the services of Douglass Restoration Inc. in Sarasota.


Do you own or are you thinking about purchasing a commercial building in Sarasota? If so, it’s time to think about starting a relationship with one of the roofing companies in the area as well.

Without well-maintained roofing on a commercial building, your assets, employees, inventory, and most importantly, your customers could be at risk. All it takes is one health code violation or accident because of a leaky roof, and you’re staring down the barrel of a lawsuit faster that you can say “find me the best roofing company in Sarasota!”

As Sarasota’s experts in commercial roofing with over 10 years of experience with flat roof replacement options, Douglass Roofing is always available to help you deal with any of these common...


In a previous blog, we discussed the many options that Douglass Restoration Inc. can provide when it comes to roofing repair and replacement. These days, many people in Port Charlotte are drawn to tile roofing as a way to make their home stand out from the pack.

As we pointed out in the past, tile roofing has many advantages over other types of roofing, including longevity, style, and increased safety. But as your roofing repair expert in Port Charlotte and Sarasota, we know all too well that there’s no such thing as a completely perfect roofing material. While they're fairly manageable given all the obvious advantages, here are some of the disadvantages of tile roofing.


If your home is sorely in need of roofing repair, and you’re thinking about just replacing the entire thing, it's important to realize that you have many options.

Douglass Restoration is proud to offer a wide variety of roofing repair and replacement services in Port Charlotte, including the complete installation of new shingle, metal, and tile roofs.

When dealing with the options of roofing repair or replacement, many people are drawn to the luxurious aesthetic of tile roofing. However, it's important to be fully aware of the pros and cons of tile roofing before choosing it for your Port Charlotte home.

Let’s take a look at a few of these characteristics now.


We realize that there are other roofing companies in the Port Charlotte area, and although we strive to provide superior customer service and competitive pricing, we understand that property owners like to shop around.

If you’ve recently chosen to work with one of the other roofing companies in Port Charlotte, we wish you the best of luck with your project. But since you’re here, reading our roofing company’s blog, we get the sense that you might not be fully satisfied with your decision.

Having doubts and second thoughts? Below are some signs that you might have hired the wrong roofing company. But don’t worry, Douglass Restoration Inc. is proud to be one of Port Charlotte’s most trusted roofing contractors, for both residential and commercial roofing projects. We’re...


In recent years, more property owners have become aware of the benefits of flat roofing systems. Especially for commercial properties in the Port Charlotte area, flat roofs can be a more durable and efficient option for roof coverings.

Douglass Restoration Inc. is proud to be a trusted provider of roofing services in Port Charlotte, and as such we’ve helped many property owners understand their flat roof replacement options.

But how do you know whether or not your flat roof needs to be replaced or repaired?

Below are some telltale signs that it’s time to evaluate your flat roof replacement options. Compared them against what you’re seeing on your own roof, and contact Douglass Restoration Inc. for roofing services today!


No matter what neighborhood in America you visit, a quick glance at nearby homes and businesses will likely reveal asphalt shingle roofing. As providers of top-quality roofing services in Sarasota and the surrounding areas, Douglass Restoration is experienced in the installation and repair of asphalt shingle roofs.

Our roofing service technicians are often asked to provide recommendations on which type of roofing is the best for homes in Sarasota. Although the answer to this question varies by property and budget, we thought we’d create a quick guide to the pros and cons of the world’s most common type of roofing: asphalt shingles.


In the Port Charlotte area, we’ve become well acquainted with tropical storms and hurricanes, as well as the damage they can impart on homes and businesses. As one of the premier roofing companies in Port Charlotte, we often get calls from residents whose property has been damaged by the high winds, rain, debris, and even hail kicked up by said storms.

We also get plenty of calls from residents who had a roof installed by one of the other roofing companies in Port Charlotte, only to discover themselves with a leak or other damage just a few years down the line.

In this situation, many people are surprised to learn that the roofing warranty they thought would protect them in just such a situation is actually quite useless. That’s because almost no one reads their roofing...


Most homeowners have their roofs inspected before selling their home of after they have bought a new one. It is your responsibility to keep an eye on the roof to make sure that there is no apparent damage along with any leaks letting water get into your home and wreaking havoc in your walls. There are a few things all homeowners should be on the lookout for if you want to make sure you find issues immediately.


If you have trees above your roof, you need to be constantly aware of fallen branches on the roof. Depending on how high they fall from, they can cause a lot of damage to the shingles on your roof. The branches can also get under shingles and the next time there is a strong gust of wind, the branch could take off the...


Whether you are replacing your old roof or you are building your own new home, you have a lot to think about when it comes to choosing what type of roof you want on top of your home. There are so many options out there that you really need to do your research before making your final decision. We want to help you as much as we can so we have compiled this list of roofing options that we provide at Douglass Restoration.


Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of shingles out there for homeowners. On average, these shingles last about 20 years and are relatively inexpensive. You can find asphalt shingles that will last upward of 50 years, but these are much more expensive.


Metal roofing is a very tricky...


Welcome to the Douglass Restoration blog! Here is where all of the information that you will ever need to know about roofing can be found. We have over 10 years experience in the roofing industry and in 2013, we started our own roofing company that is fully licensed, bonded and insured. We have certain principles that we adhere to both personally and professionally that include integrity, determination and good communication. At Douglass Restoration, we offer many roofing services to our clients.


Because we live in Florida, the chances that you are reading this blog because you need roof repair is pretty high. We are victims of tropical storms and hurricanes more than just about everyone else in the country. This means that we see hail, high wind and...