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The Right Roofing Company Can Help You Save on Insurance

Like many people living in Plano, Carrollton, or other parts of North Texas, you know that we typically experience wild weather in the spring (okay, to be honest, the weather is pretty wild all year). You also probably know that this wild weather can translate into roof damage or roof replacement and usually also mean an increase in your homeowner’s insurance the next year. But did you know that a few small choices you make when replacing or repairing your roof can help lower the cost of your homeowner’s insurance?

Why does a roof affect the price of your homeowner’s insurance? Well, a roof that has been properly installed, built with good materials, and is well-maintained roof can reduce the chance you may file a claim. This means houses with good, solid roofs are a lower risk for insurance companies.

Here are five important things to consider when thinking about your roof replacement and how it can affect your insurance.

Pick the right materials. Ideal materials in this region include asphalt shingles or metal roofing, not wood shake shingles. Picking the right materials for the area and the weather it has can help reduce the chance of claims and could lower the price of your homeowner’s insurance. Professional roofing companies know what materials to use and what not to use on your home and make suggestions about materials that can resist all types of Texas weather.

Proper installation. If your roof is not installed correctly, it has a shorter lifespan, is more susceptible to damage, and can leave the rest of your house at risk of damage, too. Extra damage could mean higher insurance claim costs and premium fees. It can also mean that your homeowner’s insurance company could deny your roofing claims because of poor installation.

Keeping up with maintenance. Keeping up with maintenance on your roof helps to increase its strength and lifespan. Some ways to keep your roof in shape include:

  • Keeping your gutters clean
  • Removing leaves
  • Trimming back trees
  • Addressing broken, worn, or damaged shingles
  • Having your roof inspected annually
  • Checking for pests, such as rats, squirrels, birds, and bats

Keep records. Keeping paperwork and photos of roof maintenance and past repairs can help your insurance company see what you have done to take care of your roof. It also makes their job easier processing your claim. Records to keep include receipts and estimates.

Pick the right roofing company. We cannot stress this enough; pick the right roofing company. A professional roofing company knows how to install your roof so that it is solid, stable, and less susceptible to future damage. Contact a professional roofing company now.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…to Replace Your Roof

When you think about roof repairs, you probably think spring or summer – after the storms that usually seem to strike the Dallas area each year, right? While it is true that a lot of roofs are replaced during these seasons, did you know that you can replace your roof during the winter, too?

Why Would You Want to Replace A Roof in the Winter?

If you’re noticing leaks, sagging rooflines, damaged soffit or fascia or missing shingles now, you are not going to want to wait until warmer months to replace your roof. Nor should you; waiting could lead to costly damage to your home’s interior.

Can You Really Replace a Roof in the Winter?

Yes, you can. But, with a few considerations. First, you will want to hire a professional roofing company. Professional roofing companies know how to replace a roof in the winter and what factors to take into consideration to ensure the replacement is done correctly.

Second, you will need to know that while you can replace a roof in the winter, the project may be delayed until the weather reaches the ideal roofing temperature. Is that a thing? Yes, it is. The perfect temperature for putting on a new roof is between 40 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit for asphalt shingles. Why? Because even high-quality asphalt shingles can crack or break when hammered in temperates that are too cold.

Replacing a roof in the winter likely also means that you will be able to schedule your project sooner than in other seasons, as the winter months are the off-season for the industry. This is a major plus for you, especially if you have noticed signs of damage or have experienced leaks.

Looking for a professional roofing company to replace the roof of your Plano home this winter? Call now to schedule a consultation.