Residential Roofing

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t give the roof of your home much thought from day to day. It just sort of sits up there, keeping the rain and snow out of your house.

Maybe you notice over time some stains or streaks appearing. But it changes so slowly, and really, you have more immediate concerns. So you don’t really pay much attention.

And that is normally the way it should be. Your roof should give you years or even decades of worry free protection from the elements. But in the back of your mind you know, eventually something will have to be done with it. The only question is when.

Because of this, there are two errors homeowners most frequently make. One is to wait too long to replace your roof. Once leaks become visible, chances are you’ve actually had small leaks for years and will have damaged your house structure and end up spending much more than you would have had to when you finally replace it.

But the other is getting scammed by unscrupulous contractors who come through and convince people that they need a new roof years before they actually do. This is all too pervasive in the industry. And the solution is to empower you, the homeowner, to be able to assess for yourself when your roof really needs replaced.

What to look for in roofs?

First, a common misperception. Remember those stains and streaks we talked about earlier? While these can be unsightly, this typically by itself does not mean that your shingles have failed. There are chemical washes that can be used to clean these off your roof, both to improve the appearance and extend the life of your shingles. But do not allow a contractor to talk you in to replacing your shingles just because of these stains or streaks.

Do I Need A New Roof?

Armed with this knowledge, you can avoid getting scammed by a contractor trying to sell you a roof you don’t need, and also protect your most valuable asset by knowing when you truly need a new roof.

If you think you need to replace your roof, Contact Us to get an honest assessment and quote from a local contractor!

What to Do if I Have Storm Damage?

If a hailstorm or tornado or some other serious weather event has passed through your area, you have good reason to be concerned about your roof. Thankfully, if you have experienced roof damage from something like this, your homeowner’s insurance can help pay for part or even all of your damage.

But watch out! There is a whole industry of “storm chasers” out there who do nothing but travel around the country looking to quickly profit off of hail and storm damage.

And while some of them are legitimate businesses, many are outright scams who will take your money and disappear. And even the ones that are legit typically just make their money by bombarding you with ads, door knocking, and phone calls hoping to score a few high priced jobs and then just re-contract them out to local labor based on whoever gives them the lowest price.

If you think your roof has been damaged by a storm (or you’re suddenly deluged with people contacting you about storm damage) do NOT sign a contract with anyone just on their say-so! Here is what you need to do to ensure that your home is properly taken care of:

If you think you need to replace your roof, Contact Us to get an honest assessment and quote from a local contractor!

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