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  • How do I decide what shingle to choose?

    The choice of shingle is a personal one unless there are restrictive covenants in your area that make the choice for you. Often, storm damage leads to the homeowner asking this question. They don't just wake up and decide to change their roof. Usually, a big hail storm will have struck the Dallas Fort Worth area and now they are deciding what to choose, or perhaps a big storm has revealed leakage. The main concerns I see are:

    • Cost: for many people, this is of overriding importance to them. A three tab shingle will of course be the least expensive way to go, but will not have the curb appeal of a higher grade product.
    • Value: this is where other factors enter the equation. For most people, a shingle like the GAF Timberline will represent the best value with excellent long term wear ability and good looks.
    • Color: "I saw a house that really had a great looking color on the roof; can you match it?" When I hear this, it usually means a homeowner saw a designer color roof that caught their eye.
    • Resale value: "I really do not want to spend much as I'm planning to sell soon." Look around at your neighbors' homes. If they have three tab roofs, it certainly will not make sense to put up a designer shingle in the neighborhood, and vice versa.
    • Insurance settlement: The insurance company will pay to restore your home to what it was. They will not pay for shingle upgrades.

    If you have questions, and you probably do, please feel free to call us or click on the contact form. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

    Do I Need a Licensed and Insured Contractor?

      • WeatherPRO Roofing Helps Determine Whether You Need a New Roof in Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Coppell, Texas

        To be Insured or not to be Insured?...That is the Question

        I believe that depends upon your willingness to gamble.
      • I am not a gambler. I have not personally read through your homeowners insurance policy, but I know from experience that there are many pages of small print. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away. And there is a lot of small print.

        Insurance companies do not want liability. They insure what they believe will be the safest bet for them. Insurance companies do not like bad bets, bad risks, or bad decision making. They are not going to go out of their way to insure a home against flooding in a flood zone, hail in a hail zone or any other risky business. They require homeowners to be conscientious and maintain their properties, etc.

        Insurance companies are not going to go out of their way to cover problems resulting from unlicensed, uninsured companies. If you end up having problems resulting from bad installation by an uninsured, unlicensed company, you may have a much harder time explaining your actions, receiving compensation, and covering legal costs if it goes to court. I am no expert on this subject as I've always erred on the side of caution. But wouldn't it be better if these kinds of potential issues were covered by the roofer instead of relying solely on your policy?

        And what if someone is injured? I often hear homeowners say they are not worried because it is covered by their homeowners insurance policy. I think it would be prudent to peruse the fine print and see if unlicensed, and uninsured workers are covered.

        In the end, this is a gamble, you don't have to take. Everyone believes an accident can never happen to them, but this is the real world and accidents do indeed occur. The vast majority of states require the contractor to carry a large amount of insurance as well as a bond. We err on the side of caution, assume a problem may in fact occur, and protect the homeowner in case the small print in their homeowners policy taketh away and a problem occurs.

      • My boy and I recently did our own research on a large number of new roofing signs that showed up after a recent hail storm. More than half of the companies were unlicensed. Several had their licenses cancelled by the Office of Secretary of State of Texas. Based upon the number of unlicensed roofers, I am not a gambler but I do believe a very large percentage of them are uninsured as well as unlicensed. I know that I never see their signs in the winter, so what do they do between storms? I know my boy and I work all winter long.

      This is one of those things that only you can decide. Is it a concern to you that a company be licensed and insured? And if they are insured, have they provided additional insurance coverage to subcontractors that work for them? We do. We assume that our subcontractors do not have insurance because they do not. Our subcontractors are no different than those of other companies because it insurance not required in Texas to reroof a home.

      • If you would like a professional to take a look at your roof, call WeatherPRO Roofing

        If you are a conscientious homeowner, you know that maintenance goes with home ownership.

        You know that sometimes things go wrong and repairs need to be made.

        Please feel free to call us if you have questions and concerns.

        Many times, we can make quick emergency repairs to your roof to allow you time to decide what you want to do.



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