To get insurance to pay for your roof replacement, then:
1. Storm damage must be present,
2. The long-term service life of the product must be affected, and
3. Water shedding capabilities must be compromised.
Insurance companies look for several factors when determining whether the damage was related to a storm and, therefore, can be claimed by the homeowner.
• There needs to be verifiable damage related to a weather event, typically either by hail or wind, to get insurance to pay for a roof replacement.
• A roofing contractor that specializes in insurance restoration work, like Peak to Peak Roofing, will research if there was a storm date that occurred at your location in the timeframe typically outlined per insurance guidelines.
• If there is a storm date, it must be determined if the damage present on the property “speaks” to the historical meteorological data. This process is done by identifying what is and is not storm-related damage. The type of damage varies depending on the type of event. A trained restoration specialist at Peak to Peak Roofing can help you, and your insurance company connect the dots and make sense of the evidence present at your property.
Several factors drive the cost roof. The biggest of those are size, material, and installation complexity. These factors and others can dramatically increase or decrease the cost of a roof. That said, a reasonable average price for a 1,600sf single-family home would be around $15,000. Contact Peak to Peak Roofing today to get an expert evaluation of your roof’s condition and a custom estimate if replacement is needed.
Replacing a roof is a highly dynamic process often involving 6-10 people. The materials being installed and the specific methods of the installation can impact the timing of a roof replacement. Typically, a crew of roof contractors can tear off and replace a roof in two (2) days. To ensure timely completion, the following logistical concerns need to considered and planned for ahead of time:
• material delivery
• accessibility of equipment and personnel to the structure
• weather conditions
• size of the structure
• state of the existing roof substrate
Peak to Peak Roofing is available to answer your roof replacement questions and walk you through the process. For more information, don’t hesitate to call today!
Outside of a significant weather event, most roofs are built to last 20-25 years, but many factors can affect this timetable.
Proper roof installation can make a significant difference in the longer serviceability of the system. Roof material manufacturers typically specify how a roof should be installed and with what components. Without proper consultation, property owners sometimes miss critical ingredients to a robust roof system that will cost them years of life.
Another factor is the material itself. Some materials hold up to both storm events and wear and tear better than others. There is typically an additional cost for such materials, but in some cases, it can be more cost-efficient to choose a long-lasting premium roofing product. Even within “sleeves” of the same material, there are variances. You must speak to a provider that is up to speed on all materials available to you as the consumer.