Not necessarily! In some cases, a metal roof costs 2-3 times as much as a shingle roof if you want it done with the proper materials.
The leading cause of this is poor attic ventilation. It is very important for your attic to breathe from a cool air intake coming in from your soffit, to the hot hair escaping out of your venting. Without proper ventilation, degranulation, nail pops, and many other problems can take place exposing areas to leak inside your home.
Consider your deductible to be similar to a doctor’s copay. Your deductible is the amount you are responsible to pay to whoever is doing your work. The insurance deducts this from their total payout for the claim before issuing any money. They expect you to pay that deductible (copay) as part of your obligation for the work to be done. Unfortunately, some contractors will try to find back door ways to “waive” the deductible amount. This puts both the homeowner and contractor at risk for prosecution for insurance fraud charges.
It really depends on the size of the roof! According to Remodeling Magazine, the average cost of a roof in the Midwest was over $29,000 for the year 2022.
The duration depends on the roof damage, but you can expect the inspection itself to take 10-15 minutes. When the inspection is complete, we’ll sit down with you to go over what we found. You should plan on being home for about an hour.
Yes, we will conduct a thorough inspection and need to be able to show you what’s going on, the status of your exteriors and help navigate through the process of getting things fixed properly.
No, we do not provide estimates over the phone. Roofing contractors have a bad reputation because they are not transparent with homeowners, and we want to change that! We’re the kind of company that still believes in face to face interactions.
Have questions ready! We love answering questions to help guide you through the roof replacement process and make it as seamless as possible. It’s our job to give you all of the information you need to make an educated decision.
Each type of roof can be great for your home and each have their benefits. Our team is equipped to help you go through the pros and cons of each time and make the best decision for you and your home! Sometimes, the material type can completely depend on your preference and aesthetic!
In many cases it is recommended to replace gutters at the same time as a roof replacement because of how destructive removing roofing material can be. It’s not a requirement, but we often recommend it!
We use tarps and wood to protect your exteriors and belongings outside to make cleanup easier. We clean up throughout the project to make it faster and more manageable. After the project is complete, we pick up waste materials by hand and also use magnetic rollers to pick up nails. The safety of you, your family, pets, and vehicles are important to us!
It is VERY important to choose a contractor who is insured. Roofing is a dangerous profession, and the last thing you need to worry about is someone getting hurt while working on your property or damages occurred without the proper protection.
Don’t worry! Let an Expert Project Manager at Allstate Exteriors work with your insurance company to get your project covered
The color of your roof does not matter, but it may affect the appearance of your home. Some people prefer to have a roof that matches the color of their house while others prefer a contrasting color. Overall, the color of your roof is not as important as the condition or quality of your roof.
We strongly advise against roofing over existing shingles. For one, it decreases the home value and can have a lumpy appearance. Second, insurance companies won’t consider it a new roof because it wasn’t taken down to the decking, so you will pay a higher premium or get dropped eventually
Here in Southwest Florida, unlike other states, the color of your roof can matter. Due to the intense temperatures we experience here, a lighter colored roof is more energy efficient than a dark colored roof. Now, if you’re not concerned about your electricity bill and AC running, it’s not a huge deal. But if you want to be as energy efficient as possible, a couple of degrees in fahrenheit makes a difference!