Will my insurance rates increase if I file a claim?
If you file a claim for weather-related roof damage, your insurance rates will likely not go up. However, if an entire neighborhood or area is hit hard by the storm, causing a lot of damage, that could result in a higher premium. Additionally, your rates might go up if you’ve already filed two or more claims in the last five years.
Will my roofer call in my claim?
Homeowners are responsible for initially calling in a claim; however, the experts at Wando Roofing are here to provide assistance every step of the way. We are familiar with the claims process and can fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.
Should I make a claim on my roof?
If there is extensive damage to your roof following a storm, it is worth it to file a claim with your insurance company. The cost of replacing a roof will outweigh any potential increases in your premiums.
Who is responsible for stopping a leak in my roof?
If you are experiencing a leaky roof after a storm, you are responsible for the repairs. Make sure you bring in a reputable roofer to handle the repairs to ensure your home is adequately protected. An emergency roofer can come and put a tarp over your roof to prevent further damage.
What should I do if my roof is damaged by a storm?
If your roof was damaged by a recent storm, be sure to reach out to a qualified roofer straight away for an inspection. They will be able to determine if emergency repairs are needed or if a new roof needs to be installed. Make sure to carefully document any damage with photos and videos and get in touch with your insurance provider as soon as possible.
How often should I schedule a professional roof inspection?
It is recommended that you have a professional inspect your roof at least once per year. This ensures that any potential issues with the roof are identified and addressed before they cause further damage. Annual roof inspections and maintenance services can add years of life to your roof.
What are signs of roof damage I should look for?
Timely roof repairs are critical in protecting the overall integrity of your roofing system.
Signs of roof damage to watch out for include:
- Missing, cracked, or curled shingles
- Sagging roof decking or roof lines
- Algae and moss growth on the roof
- Dark stains on the ceiling or walls inside your home
- Ice dams developing in cold weather climates
- Water seeping into the attic from above
- Cracked or damaged flashing
Do I need to tear off the old roof before installation?
Whether you need to tear off the old roof before installing a new one depends largely on the condition of the existing roof. If the current structure is in good condition and doesn’t have more than two layers of shingles, you could install a new roof overtop without needing to tear off the existing layer. However, if there are multiple layers, or the integrity of the current roof structure is compromised in any way, it will need to be removed before the new roof installation takes place.
Should I add insulation?
If you’re replacing or installing a new roof, it is highly recommended that you consider adding insulation. Good insulation can help reduce energy costs, make your home more comfortable, and create a quieter home environment. If you plan to reroof, now is an ideal time to add extra insulation for long-term benefits. In most cases, adding insulation along with a new roof adds value to the home and saves homeowners money in the long run.
How long will my new roof last?
How long your new roof will last depends largely upon the materials used and how well you keep up with maintenance. However, generally, you can expect your new roof to last anywhere from 15 – 50 years. Asphalt shingles are typically expected to last up to 20 years, while metal roofs can last 50+ years with proper care. Clay and concrete tiles have also been shown to last well over 50 years and slate roofing can last up to 100 years. Proper installation, periodic maintenance, and timely repairs play a major role in extending the life of your roof.
What type of roof materials do you offer?
Wando Roofing is a proud Owens Corning Preferred Contractor. Working with Owens Corning allows us to provide a wide variety of premium-quality roofing materials available in a ton of styles and colors.
We offer all of the most common types of roofing materials, including:
Wood shakes and shingles
What is the difference between a built-up & single-ply roof?
Built-up roofing consists of multiple layers of asphalt, felt paper, and gravel, while single-ply roofing is a layer of polymer-based membrane. Single-ply roofs are often lighter in weight and more durable than their built-up counterparts. Additionally, they are more resistant to damage from wind or hail because there is only one uniform layer instead of several different materials that could be torn apart by strong winds.