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How can i get insurance to pay for my roof ?

The key is to document. Have pictures of your roof before any incident. It’s also essential to document the damages after. Take out your camera and record and take as many photos and videos as possible. You should also get an inspector to access the roof damage from above. An experienced roofing contractor, like the team at Allentown Roofing Pros, will know what to look for. We will give you an estimate to submit directly to your insurance company.

Can a metal roof be installed over shingles?

Metal roofs are a great choice they are strong and durable. If your considering an upgrade to a metal roof it doesn’t mean you completely have to remove your old roof. In most cases, a metal roof can be installed over existing shingles. Make sure you check your building codes in your state. The concern with installing metal over shingles is that over time it can cause condensation which build on the shingles and that can cause the metal to rust. Which leads to rust around the panels, making them more likely to become loose in a storm.

Should I stay home during a roof replacement?

A lot of people wonder if they need to vacate their home while a new roof is being installed or while a roof repair is going on. The answer is no, there is no need. Replacing a roof on a single family home usually only requires a few days. The average time for a full roof replacement is between 2-3 days. There could be delays if issues arise like bad weather.

HOw many years does a roof last?

Tile, Copper, and Slate roofs can last on average more than 50 years with some determining factors such as snow, hail, and hurricanes. This all depends on where you live. Homeowners who have wood shake roofs can expect the roof to last about 30 years. Fiber cement shingles last 25 years and asphalt shingle roofs come in lasting about 20 years. 


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