Most people take their roof for granted because it is out of sight. They only remember it when something starts to leak, or right after a bad storm. Because the roof serves as the first line of defense for the home, it is important that it is intact and in good shape.
However, there are unscrupulous people that may be going around the neighborhood telling homeowners that their roof is badly damaged and needs replacement. This is especially true after a hurricane or windstorm when people can be more easily convinced. Take this with a grain of salt.
It is important in such instances that you get a second opinion, preferably from your insurance company. Replacing a roof is a long and expensive process, and it is unlikely that a roving roofer is the best person to do it for you. There are instances when roof replacement may be necessary, but only if an assessor from your insurance company confirms it. Remember, you will want your homeowners’ insurance to take care of the bulk of your expenses.
In most cases, a roof in good condition will not easily get damaged. If there is any damage because of extreme weather, it may be minor, or it may only need restoration. Replacing tiles and cement is definitely less expensive than a replacement.
If your insurance company agrees to a repair or replacement, you should find a roofing company that has the experience and knowledge to do a good job at reasonable prices. You can check out the reviews online for several companies and ask for several quotes before making a decision. If you are replacing your roof, you may as well ask the roofing companies for the materials they will recommend for your area.Read More