What does roof repair cost?
“It really just depends on the extremity of the damage up there.” -Owen Webster, Project Manager.
It’s important to evaluate what type of repair your roof needs to properly assess the cost.
They are classified as Minor and Major repairs:
Minor repairs: ($150-$1,500)
Common minor repairs:
- Gutter cleaning
- Patching small leaks
- Replacing missing or cracked shingles
- fixing a puncture or a hole
- Getting rid of pooled water
- Flashing (small holes, corroded spots, resealing)
Major repairs: ($1,500 and $7,000)
Common major repairs:
- Electrical wiring problems
- Extensive water damage
- Extensive treatment of environmentally-caused issues (mold, gas, etc.)
- Roof shrinkage or roof sagging
- Chimney repair
- Flashing (total replacement)
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Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement
“it’s definitely more cost efficient to do a full replacement than just repair work.” -Owen Webster, Project Manager.
When your roof shows signs of damage, it can sometimes be hard to know whether a roof repair will be enough or if a roof replacement is more appropriate. A certified roofing contractor like us can help you decide which option is best for your home.
Pro tip: If you suspect a storm has damaged your roof, we offer a courtesy inspection.
When to consider roof replacement:
- You notice sagging
- Signs of age
- Missing Shingles:
- Ceiling Stains or Spots
When to consider roof repair:
- Natural Damage
- Installation Problems
- Improper Ventilation
Something to keep in mind is that the storm damage has to be major enough to cause issues with the roof’s structure or function. Getting an experienced storm damage inspector to assess your property will be necessary at this point. If the damage to the roof is deemed cosmetic, the homeowner may not be reimbursed by homeowners insurance for their roof insurance claim.
To learn more about roof repair compared to replacement check out Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement
Is roof repair covered by insurance?
“The damages have to be added up to more than your deductible for it to actually be approved for repair work. Now, with the roof replacement, they cover everything minus your deductible.” -Owen Webster, Project Manager.
How do roofing Insurance Repairs Work?
First of all, give our roofing company a call at (706) 221-8322. We’ll give you a free inspection and let you know if you should contact your insurance company. If we believe that you do have a valid claim to file, we’ll help you contact your insurance company and start a claim. They’ll send out an adjuster to find out if you do, indeed, have enough damage to validate a successful claim. We’ll even be there when the adjuster arrives to show him what we’ve seen.
Is roof repair covered by insurance?
Yes. If your roof is beyond repair due to damage that is covered by your policy, the majority of home insurance companies will pay to replace it.
However, if your roof falls as a result of normal wear and tear or inadequate maintenance, your insurance carrier won’t pay for repairs because they view this as owner neglect, and coverage may be restricted if your roof is older than 20 years.
Does homeowners insurance cover roof leaks?
Insurance policies for homeowners typically cover roof leaks. However, the original cause of the leak will determine whether your homeowners insurance provider will pay for the repair of a roof leak and any future harm to your possessions.
What to know when buying a policy or filing a claim?
Check to see if there are any changes to your roof coverage when you renew your insurance. Some companies will transition to Actual Cash Value (ACV) as roofs age. Additionally, if your roof is in bad shape, your company can decide not to cover it at all. If your coverage changes, your insurance provider must notify you.
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To learn more about financing and insurance check out What to know about roof repair and insurance?
How to find leaks in roofs?
“A lot of it depends on how easy it is to find that leak.” -Owen Webster, Project Manager
Repairing a leaking roof is important to maintaining your home.
To find the source of a roof leak:
- Look in the attic with a green flashlight for evidence like water stains, then trace them up the roof and rafters to the entry point.
- If the leak isn’t obvious, have an experienced professional watch in the attic while you get on the roof with a garden hose.
- Begin soaking low on the roof, just above where the leak is visible inside the house.
- Use enough water to mimic heavy rains.
- Run water over the low side of the penetration for several minutes while the helper watches for any water droplets.
- If none appear, move to the right or left side of the penetration and let the water run over the area for several minutes before moving to the other side.
- Work your way up the roof, isolating areas around each penetration until the helper yells that a drip is visible.
- That will be the vicinity of the leak.
Our specialists can help you navigate the tricky areas of not only dealing with a leak in your roof, but making sure that the repair or replacement and any associated damage is covered by insurance if and when applicable.
When to Call Alliance Specialty Contractor?
There are things that are better left to a professional, this is your roof, a crucial part of your house that is responsible for protecting you and your family from anything nature can throw at you. A job halfway done is simply temporary but with us you will get years of protection out of your roof.