Roofing at Your Home in Savannah, Georgia
Some types of roofing may be better suited for your house than others. Factors such as the slope of the roof and strength of the framing could limit your choices. In areas prone to wildfires or hurricanes, look for a product with a high fire rating or good wind resistance. In addition, steps can be taken during the installation of many types of roofing to improve their resistance to fire or wind. Most of us have no idea what is going on up on our roofs.
Alpha Omega | Savannah GA
1018 W Highway 80,
Pooler, GA 31322
Who actually climbs up there to check on the condition of the roof? If you think your roof may have been damaged by hail, wind, or storms, and you have homeowners insurance, you may qualify for a free roof. From natural materials like slate and wood to man made products such as asphalt, sheet metal, and plastic polymers, there are more types and styles of roofing to choose from today than ever before. While each has its advantages and shortcomings, they all can add a distinctive design element to your home. So which one is right for you?
Look online for roofing companies or a roofing contractor that does free roof inspections. You should not have to pay for a roof inspection. Make an appointment with the roofing contractor for your free roof inspection. When the roofing company arrives, make sure they take a camera up on the roof to take pictures of what they find. Don’t just take their word for it. The roofers may also find wind damage which can be anything from missing shingles, gaps in shingles, or shingles with upturned edges that have come detached from the roof. The roofing company will be able to tell you if your roof is damaged and should be replaced. If they find damage, call your homeowner’s insurance company and file a claim for your roof.
You may have to argue your case using your photo evidence, or even a second opinion from another roofing company. If so, just be persistent with your homeowner’s insurance company. The roofing contractor may find hail damage, which is small little pings in the roof shingles. Hail can also chip away the surface of the shingles and wear them down. Choose a company committed to worker safety and education. Ask the contractor what type of safety training he provides for his workers and what industry education programs they have attended. The best roofing contractor is only as good as the workers who install the roof system.
Keep a healthy skepticism about the lowest bid. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many fly-by-night contractors below-cost bids seem attractive, but these contractors often are uninsured and perform substandard work. Remember, price is only one of the criteria for selecting a roofing contractor. Professionalism, experience and quality workmanship also should weigh heavily in your decision.
– Alpha Omega Inc.