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 8.20.22.
Fast Facts About The Types Of Roof Shingles Available
Cedar Shake Shingles
Cedar shake roof installation offers a unique and rustic look. However, annual maintenance must be performed to prevent the growth of algae and moss on the roof. In addition, because cedar shakes are comprised of organic roofing material, the roof installation may not last as long as metal or asphalt shingles. In terms of cost, a roof replacement estimate for cedar shakes often costs more than other materials. A cedar roof installation is also very labor intensive, which also adds to the final cost. The last point to consider about cedar shake roofing is that insurance companies often charge a premium for this material because it is not fire resistant.
GAF Roof Shingles
GAF shingles are accompanied by with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers labor and materials. GAF shingles come in an array of colors and styles. In addition, a GAF roofing system can even be designed to imitate the look of cedar shakes. This can be accomplished with GAF Glenwood® shingles. Thicker than most other roof replacements, GAF Glenwood® shingles also have the highest possible roof installation impact resistance rating.
Details About Home Insulation Services & Roof Replacement
Home insulation has a deep impact on the lifespan of a roof. This is why it’s important to consider home insulation services during the roof installation process. To understand which energy efficient home improvements are needed, home insulation services typically want to inspect a home’s attic and basement to get an understanding of their current states. While the basement and attic are in completely different areas of the home, making modifications to one spot can have an impact on the home’s building envelope. Home air sealing services should also be considered because of their ability to create a more energy efficient space.
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How Insurance Policies Impact Roof Replacement ‘
Homeowners needing hail damage roof repair, often need to file a storm damage insurance claim. To have the best possible outcome with storm damage restoration, it’s best to work with a local insurance agent that is able to suggest appropriate coverage for your home. They should also go over your policy with you to make sure that you understand how it addresses roofing insurance claims for storm damage. For example, some hail damage roof repair policies stipulate that if a roof is over 10 years old, the insurance company is only obligated to pay 50% of the roof replacement cost. This means that a homeowner only receives a payback of the actual cash value and not the depreciated value. Insurance companies often penalize homeowners for roofs that are older than 10 years old because of their likelihood to be damaged by hail.