Shingle roofs replacement is in your future if you live in north Texas. You may have already weathered your fair share of severe hail storms and know you will need your shingle roof replaced. Like most north Texans with residential roofing, your shingle roof doesn’t last the full 20 years that is considered shingles lifetime, due to the severity of the weather. One day it is over 100 degrees and then sometime during the day, you get a severe hail storm that drops the temperature down 30 degrees or more. Winters are just as bad with ice storms and the cold blowing winds. You know what it is like, and you know you will need your shingle roof replaced, sooner rather than later.
A roof replacement is something you don’t want to delay. A compromised roof can lead to further damage to your home such as water damage, mold, mildew and water stains that may not be covered due to untimely reporting of the roof damage. Once you have weathered the storm, get out your insurance policy, locate the page with your agent’s name and give them a call. There are several questions your agent will ask in order to start an insurance claim. Any documentation you have to prove the condition of the roof, whether it is pictures, an annual inspection report, or receipts from when the shingles were put on can help speed up your shingle roof replacement claim. Once your agent has the claim in process, don’t think your work is done. There are a number of things you can do to aid in the claim going smoothly and keep your agent in the loop of communication. You can call a roofer you have worked with in the past, you can get a list of roofers from your agent that they have worked with, or you can give First Out Roofing in Denton, Texas a call. Having a roofer that can help you through the claims process is key. Keeping your agent up to date on the progress of the work will make both you and the agent feel good about the progress, and will help with the paying of the claim in a timely manner.
Your house is paid for and you no longer are required to keep replacement coverage on it, so you do not have insurance. If that is the case and you need shingle roof replacement, you will have to do the legwork and the necessary calculations and preparation to get the job done. There are a number of ways to approach your shingle roof replacement, but the most important factor is what will it cost me?
Costs for shingle roof replacement will vary depending on several factors such as: roof size; price of the shingles used (this may vary quite a bit, depending on style and material); pitch of the roof; accessibility to the roof; and the area of the country you are in may determine final costs.
Roof size is probably the most important factor in determining cost of roof replacement. For instance, if you are replacing your roof with asphalt shingles, the roofer will base his price on a “roofing square” which is a 10 foot by 10 foot area (thus 10 x 10 = 100).
The pitch of the roof is also a factor in determining the price. A general rule of thumb is: The steeper the pitch, the more it will cost due to the additional precautions and the risks involved.
The accessibility of the roof is another determining factor in overall cost. Are there power lines that must be worked around or disconnected? Are there overhanging tree limbs? Is there room to get a truck in to aid in removal of the old roof?
The area of the country you live in also factors into the cost. The price of materials is impacted by shipping costs if nothing else. This is passed along to you in the cost of materials.
All things considered, shingle roof replacement is quite an undertaking. If you are not a roofer by trade you may not want to take on the daunting task of replacing your shingle roof. If you have replaced a roof in the past, you know it is hard work, the mess that it creates and the amount of time involved. The risk, heavy work, hard work, heat, time, etc. make for quite a hard job. Working with someone you trust and someone that knows how to do the work is crucial.