Prior to purchasing a roof, you should always ask questions, today's roofing post is brought to you by Stafford Roofing Pros.
How long do most Stafford Roofing projects take?
Each roofing project is unique with its own schedule. Timelines can vary based on the scope of the project, the type of materials required, and even the weather conditions. We know that you want a timely completion and we keep you informed as the project progresses. We believe in doing roof work correctly the first time, so we might not be as fast as you'd like us to be. However, we do our best to let you know what to expect and keep the lines of communication open.
What type of roofing material is best for a new home in Stafford?
It depends on the home's architectural style, the neighborhood's guidelines, your budget, your personal preference, expected weather conditions, and more. When designing a new home or remodel, we'll consider a variety of factors before recommending a specific roofing type.
How can hail damage a roof – aren't there many layers?
Hail can cause roof damage once it reaches about the size of a penny. While your home may have shingles on top of a roof deck and underlayment, the shingles are vulnerable to hail strikes. In general, the flatter your roof, the more prone it is to hail damage. When hail stones hit composite shingles, they displace tiny granules which are embedded into the shingle. As these loose granules eventually wash off, they leave behind weak spots and holes which allow water to seep through to the layers, and your home's interior, below.
Why are clogged rain gutters a risk factor for roof damage?
Rain gutters are designed to divert water off your roof and into the ground. When they're clogged with leaves, snow, ice, or other debris, water backs up much like a river backs up when it is dammed. Where does the water go? Oftentimes, it's forces up under the eaves or beneath the roof deck. From there, it travels down walls, soaks the attic, and causes water damage.
Is it realistic to expect my homeowners insurance to pay for a roof replacement?
While we'd like to say yes, the answer depends on the cause of the roof damage. Homeowners insurance typically covers damage from storms and falling trees, it doesn't cover roof damage that's due to lack of maintenance or wear and tear. In addition, some damage, such as hail damage, is difficult for the average homeowner to prove. Even if your roof is eligible for an insurance claim, you'll also need to consider how much your deductible is and if the damage is extensive enough to exceed the deductible.