Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Have your most pressing home improvement quandaries addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus shared on 9.17.22.
What Are Factors To Consider When Reviewing A Roof Replacement Estimate?
While there are many types of shingle styles and colors, these items are not the only components to consider when it comes to roof replacement. Homeowners should also consider using a roofing company that can provide them with Class 4 impact-resistant shingles. These roof shingle styles have the highest probability of holding up to home storm damage. Examples of Class 4 impact-resistant GAF shingles include Timberline® AS II and Glenwood®. Regardless of the roof installation material used, it’s important to select a quality product with a long-lasting warranty and avoid builder grade materials.
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What Should I Be Looking For When Partnering With A Roofing Company?
Homeowners in need of hail damage roof repair should be wary of any roofing company that shows up at their door without being called. Oftentimes, these storm damage repair companies are from out of the area. They are notorious for ignoring building codes, misleading homeowners, and oftentimes do not fully complete a project. Even more frustrating is that they frequently do not carry enough insurance to cover damages to a home or injuries to their roofing contractors. Without this, the homeowner can be forced to incur these expenses. Homeowners that have the highest success rates with roofing insurance claims for storm damage take the time to read online reviews and ask the contractor’s reference the right questions. It’s also important to read the roof estimate in its entirety to make sure the terms are clear.
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What Preparation Should I Do Before Meeting With A Roofing Company?
Before meeting with a roof replacement company, it’s wise to prepare a list of questions about their roofing services. Photos from websites such as Pinterest and Houzz can be used to show the roofer what the vision is for the roof installation. Be sure to allot enough time for the roofing company to explain the roof estimate. Rushing through this process will ensure a smooth roof replacement project.
What Should I Know About Roof Insulation?
Many homeowners are surprised to learn that home insulation services are often included in a roof replacement estimate. However, if home insulation is not evaluated, the roof’s lifespan can be compromised, and the likelihood of ice dam formation is increased. Beware of any insulation contractor that suggests simply adding insulation without discussing ventilation and air sealing services because this can often lead to attic mold and frost.