We argue for full replacement, because who wants SIMILAR shingles on their roof?
What is your first step when you experience storm damage? Most homeowners typically have two options: to call a roofing professional first or to get in contact with their insurance company. Our suggestion for our customers is to contact a roofing contractor first and in this article, we will give you the reasons why.
Roofers are Experts.
Some insurance adjusters might not have enough expertise to assess your roof damage properly. They might not recognize the problem if the damage lies beneath the surface of your roof. A roofer, on the other hand, is a professional who knows everything about roofing and does not only look for minor damages on the surface. They are able to provide a meticulous inspection and calculate an accurate estimate for the roofing repairs.
Roofers Work Closely with Insurance Companies.
Reputable roofing contractors can deal with everything from paperwork to estimating the right insurance amount.
Repairs vs. Replacement.
As a roofing contractor, we care deeply about your home as we would care about our own. When we work with the insurance company, we won’t let them settle for repairs when you actually need a full replacement. An insurance company will reimburse you for a shingle replacement if it is a cheaper option, but do you really want to have SIMILAR shingles on your roof? A complete roof restoration is a great investment to your property. It will give your house a wholesome look instead of having patches of different color shingles on your roof.
What Factors to Consider When You Choose Between Repairs and Replacement?
Age of your Roof.
Renovating your roof is a cost-effective way to “renew” your roof’s lifespan. Typically, a newly restored roof will last another 15 to 20 years.
Condition of your Shingles.
Another sign is the current condition of your shingles. Having annual inspections is the best way to keep an eye on your roof’s condition. Some roofs can wear and tear more due to climate, venting, and other factors.
The Number of Needed Repairs.
Sometimes roof repairs may be more expensive and time-consuming than a a roof replacement.