Frequently Asked Questions We’ve pulled the most common roofing questions and answered them for you. Still need more info? Contact us today!
What will a new roof system cost?
The price of a new roof system varies widely, depending on such things as the materials selected, contractor doing the work, home or building, location of the home or building, local labor rates and time of year. To get a good idea of price for your roof system, get three or four proposals from reputable contractors in your area. Keep in mind that price is only one factor, and it must be balanced with the quality of the materials and workmanship.
For each roofing material, there are different grades and corresponding prices. There also are a variety of styles and shapes. You need to look at the full product range and make a choice based on your budget and needs.
How do I know I need a new roof?
Roofs should be replaced around the 20 to 25-year mark. By this time, important materials begin to fail. If you’re not sure of the age of your roof, there are a few signs it’s time for a replacement. Curled shingles, leaks, missing shingles, mold, internal water damage, dents, and bald spots are good indicators. If your roof is new and you are experiencing these problems, call the company who installed the roof to find answers and check on your warranty.
How long does it take to put on a roof?
Timelines vary by building size, roofing type, and the company performing the work. Here at Reconstruct Roofing, we can usually replace a Residential Asphalt Shingle roof
in one day. Commercial buildings and large homes may take longer. We work as fast as possible to guarantee your life is impacted as little as possible.
Should I get multiple bids?
It seems the single biggest misunderstanding in this entire process is that homeowners feel that they need to get bids from one of more roofing contractors. The insurance adjuster provides the bid.
But ironically, it is the insurance company representatives that confuse the issue. I can understand why homeowners might come to their own conclusions about needing to get multiple bids, especially before they understand how the insurance process works. But when the insurance company is the one telling the homeowner to get multiple bids, that’s just ridiculous! It is a pointless request because ultimately it is the insurance company – through the on-site evaluation made by the adjuster – that develops the estimate of what needs to be done and how much it’s going to cost to do it.
Remember, it is the adjuster’s estimate that serves as the basis for what the insurance company will pay. Also important to keep in mind is that a lot of these adjusters don’t actually work for the insurance companies as employees; they’re independent.
Make sure you get a contractor that will make every reasonable effort to get you what you are entitled to under the terms of your insurance policy. Also important is the quality of the installation of your new roof. Make sure the contractor you choose is not one that will cut corners to widen their profit margin only to leave you with getting less than what you were entitled to.
Do you work with our insurance company?
Yes. Call Reconstruct Roofing and General Contracting to schedule an appointment for one of our experts to come out and inspect your roof. Once our expert has verified that you have storm damage we will begin your claim process. After the claim has been started, an adjuster from your insurance company will come out and verify the storm damage and, if approved, write an estimate and usually the first check on their behalf. We can also work directly with your insurance company in order to save you time.