There’s a big difference between roof repair and roof replacement. How do you know which is the right choice for your home? Take a look at some things to consider before you decide.
The Age of Your Roof
The average asphalt shingle roof lasts approximately 15-20 years. Is your roof reaching that milestone? If it’s getting close to the end of its average life expectancy, it’s often more beneficial to replace it rather than repairing it. You might be wasting money on repairs to a roof that might require replacement soon anyway.
How Long You Plan to Stay
Are you in for the long haul in your forever home, or at least your long-term home? Or are you counting the days until you move on to the next one? If you plan to stay for many years and your roof is in good shape other than some minor damage, it’s often worth it to pay for the repairs instead of a full replacement. If you have major damage or an aging roof and you’re looking to sell in the near future, you might consider replacement to improve your resale value,
The State of Your Roof
The only real way to tell if your roof needs repair or replacement is with a professional roof inspection. A roofing contractor can tell if the damage is minor enough to resolve with repair or major enough to require replacement.
For expert assessment and service you can count on, contact the professionals at Premiere Roofing to schedule a free estimate.
If you have roof damage from a storm or other issue besides age, you might want to file a roof insurance claim. Before you do, there are some things you should know. Here are five things to keep in mind when making a roof insurance claim.
#1: Understand Your Policy and Coverage
Take a look at your policy before you file a claim. Make sure you understand what’s covered and what’s not. You’ll also want to know what your deductible is. Not all roof replacement has coverage, so you’ll want to know what your out-of-pocket costs might be.
#2: Contact Your Insurance Company
The best source for information about your policy is your insurance company. They can assign an examiner for your claim. They will work with Premiere Roofing to complete and pay for repairs or replacement.
#3: Get a Roof Assessment
Premiere Roofing can assess the damage to your roof and determine if it needs repair or replacement. They’ll provide a written estimate with details on the work required and the cost.
#4: Work with a Claims Adjuster
A claims adjuster will work with Premiere Roofing to ensure the validity of the recommended repairs or replacement and to ensure your coverage is adequate for the work.
#5: Schedule the Work
Once you complete all of the insurance claim information and have approval, you can schedule the work. Be sure to only hire a company that’s licensed and bonded for your protection.
For an experienced team that can make the insurance process and the roof replacement low stress, contact the team at Premiere Roofing today.
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“I used Premier Roofing to inspect and eventually replace our roof without any issues. Nothing but great things to say about all of the staff we spoke to on the phone and in person, and the installation crew. The roof looks amazing, cleanup was solid, and you wouldn't be able to tell they were even here if it weren't for the clean new shingles.”
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