Southern Style Roofing is one of the few companies in the Tri-county area that specializes in finding and repairing active leaks in any and every roofing scenario.
Southern Style Roofing provides thorough roof inspections to ensure that the structural integrity of your roof is intact. We carefully evaluate all aspects of your roof and identify any areas that need repair or replacement, advising on the condition of their roof.
Asphalt shingles are a popular and classic roofing option. They are cost effective, versatile and long lasting.
Fire resistance, lightweight characteristics, a long life span and easy installation are just a few of the benefits associated with metal roofing systems. Excellent wind resistance due to the screw down fastening systems are especially beneficial during hurricane season.
Hydro-stop is a water based product used mainly for flat roofs, balconies and low pitched roofs in our area. The finish coat comes in many colors you can choose from to maximize the aesthetics of your home.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monome roofing, or EPDM roofing, is commonly referred to as a rubber roof. Made from synthetic rubber, EPDM roofing is available in black and white. It has been around for several decades and is trusted for its durability.
Wood shingles or shakes are wonderful for insulating your home, and with proper care and maintenance, they can last for decades.
Slate roofs are built to last at least a century. 150 years is a reasonable expectation for a slate roof’s longevity if the roof is properly installed. Slate is a natural stone product, giving it a unique, beautiful appearance.
Synthetic slate shingles are also known as composite slate shingles. Synthetic slate can give you the look of natural stone, but with the advantages of being more durable and a lighter weight product.
An old white Chevy pickup, 40 dollars worth of business cards, a ladder I found at the landfill and a ton of determination, that’s what I started Southern Style Roofing with in August of 1996. Hurricane Fran and Bertha had just struck Wilmington a month apart from one another. I had been roofing since I was 15 years old, always intending to own my own roofing company. At 21, I was intimidated by the potential for failure, and the potential for success, for that matter. I knew there would never be a better opportunity to fulfill this dream.
I took business cards to houses all over the community where roofs were obviously in need of repair or replacement. I stuck them in mailboxes or screen doors. I knocked on doors or talked to people at church, anything I could do to generate work to keep SSR going. I had no idea what I was doing. The one thing I did know was how to roof. I also knew I wanted to build a business based on quality and be proud of the job I was doing.
The most trying time was when the recession struck around 2009-2012. It was a difficult time for everyone, not only in the construction business, but all over the country. I witnessed friends and family members lose their businesses and their entire way of life. I was employed by approximately 30 builders and contractors before the recession took hold. By 2012 I only had 3 contractors left. It was a difficult time for a lot of us. I’m confident the reason we stayed in business was based solely on our reputation for quality work and the kindness of the community.
I’m proud to say we have maintained that outlook throughout my years in business. We have always maintained a favorable reputation. I’m proud to say we stand behind the work we do and we always have. I can lay my head down at night and know I did the best job I could do, that day. I’m grateful to have given more than 20 years of service to my community and neighbors. My hope is that I will be l able to serve 20 more years as a reputable roofer in the area.
Ja has an eye for detail and can climb a roof like a squirrel. He is involved in all aspects of the project, from estimate to inspecting the finished product. He loves to spend time with his two daughters who keep him on his toes!