To many Americans, a roof replacement is a laborious and expensive project. Oftentimes, we feel that it’s so tedious and costly that we forget that replacing our roofs is one of the most important parts of being a homeowner. Not to mention the expenses, but really, who has the time for a roof replacement?
Into every life, a little rain must fall. Or so the story goes. The problem is when the rain falls on a leaky roof, your life can get complicated in a hurry. That’s because leaks can be more than a nuisance. If left unchecked, they can cause everything from structural damage to electrical short circuits to black mold. That being said, the first sign of a leaky roof doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to have your roof replaced. Sometimes all that needs to be done is to seal the leak or replace damaged or missing shingles. To help you assess the state of your roof, I’ve come up with a checklist that can help you get a handle on what to do when you detect a leak. I also put together a short video which you can watch below:
Our roofs often face harsh weather conditions throughout the year, so it is natural for them to wear out over time. Even with regular maintenance and inspections, you will need to replace your roof at some point. Deciphering between a simple repair, or a totally new roof installation is no easy feat. As a homeowner, you have enough on your plate to worry about. Leave the big roofing decisions up to the experts. At RoofCrafters, we have more than 29 years of experience repairing and replacing roofs, so we know a thing or two.
The roof replacement process can be exhausting. It feels like you have to speak with a million different people, then comes the inspection, then comes money talk, then comes decision making. It’s a lot. Especially if you just aren’t clear on what to expect, which can add some unnecessary confusion and stress.
A brittle roof is one of the most common issues homeowners encounter. Although brittle roof damage may appear to be small and easily fixable, that's not always the case. There are many factors that you need to take into consideration before deciding on repairing your roof. Sounds fun, right?
Homeowner’s insurance is fairly common and attainable, and it's imperative that every homeowner has a policy. Think of it in terms of health insurance. You never expect to get sick or break your arm until you do. If you don’t have insurance, that hospital bill is going to be pretty hefty. The same goes for homeowner's insurance. If unexpected damage to your home occurs and you lack proper coverage, that bill is bound to break your bank. Not to mention, many homeowners haven’t had to face a situation where they have to make an insurance claim for their homes before. At the time of an insurance claim, knowing what to do can be tricky.
Have you been weighing your options for the installation of a new roof and wondering, “why is a new roof so expensive?” If you are, you’d be in the majority. Most homeowners don’t understand how or why a new roof installation has to be so expensive. For that price, those shingles better sing and dance too, right? RoofCrafters understands that a new roofing system can burn a hole in your pocket. I mean, we’ve been doing this for 30 years, so we get it. Although it’s costly, and probably not the most exciting thing you can spend your money on, sometimes a roof replacement is your only option.
Roof damage is one of the most frustrating things to discover, other than your kid's new art project on your freshly painted kitchen walls. Not only can roof repairs be expensive, but they can lead to other parts of your home getting damaged. In the case of roof leaks, you can end up with water damage to objects in the house, a pest infestation, or even worse, mold. Let’s just say roof damage is bad. If you are covered by insurance, then you’re in luck. Investing in the right insurance policy is critical to ensuring that it covers your needs. In addition, some insurance policies offer added protection against some factors that other policies don’t cover. Although, sometimes, homeowner’s insurance won’t cover your damages. Confusing, we know.