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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.

    Hail Roof Repair

    • hail roof repair, Hail Roof Repair: "Have Hammers Will Travel"

      All it takes to get wind and hailstorm damage repaired quickly and professionally is a call to WeatherPRO Roofing or by using the contact form on the right.
      We ensure that homeowners get wind or hail related roof damage repaired with the highest quality materials and labor in the industry to restore your home to "better than new" condition. We typically upgrade the roof and fix many of the problem areas roofers of the past may have left. By the way...many homeowners live with bad roof jobs for years never knowing about all the problems because they don't get up on the roof and examine it.

      Roofs that sustain hail and or wind damage should be inspected immediately. Wind damage that exposes underlayment should be addressed immediately. Hail bruising should be looked at. Call us out for an inspection of your roof for hail damage. If left un addressed, hail damaged shingles,can potentially allow water seepage into the roof sheathing causing mold and rot in the attic and drywall. We have seen smaller hail "pepper" a roof, where it looks like it was shot with buck shot and subsequently leaked through the many small holes. Hail can be a funny thing and the damage it causes is hard to predict and can only be determined with a close inspection of the roof and structure.

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      • How to Identify Roof Hail Damage

        In the Dallas Metroplex area, asphalt shingles are the primary roofing material used on roofs and are the vast majority of our hail damage repairs and replacement roofs. Below are some common signs your roof has been damaged by a hail storm. We have pages on this web site that go into hail damage greater detail with photos, but this is the quick over view:

        Bruising on the roof's asphalt shingle (dark spots often 1/2 to 1 1/2" or greater in size)

        Granules are missing from the shingle (roofing shingle has ‘bald spots') Granule loss may just be the result of old age...like the bald spots I have. You will often see signs of granule loss spilling from the downspouts. This may well signify the need for a new roof.

        Hail bruised shingles shingles feel softer to the touch than the surrounding ones. This is one of the key things insurance adjusters are checking to determine hail damage.

        Metal air vents (turtle cans, turbines, power vent covers, skylights, are dented, damaged or broken.
        Hail damage to cars is a quick indicator of hail damage. It usually takes hail over 1 1/4 inch to damage a car. If if it damaged your car, then there is a good probability the hail damaged your roof as well.

      • FAQ's: Homeowner's Insurance Policies and Roof Hail Damage

        Question: Should I file an insurance claim for hail damage?
        Answer:
        If you have hail damage then the short answer is yes. What we recommend is that you have us give you a free inspection first. There are many advantages to you and your claim if we are present at the adjustment in most cases.
        Question: Will my homeowner's insurance policy cover roof repairs or replacement if my roof sustains roof hail damage?

        Answer: Most insurance policies, we have seen, cover hail damage. The tricky part is finding enough "hits" that the adjuster will count toward the minimum amount per 100 square feet, they need to approve the claim. If the threshold is met, the roof is fully replaced. This is done because the insurance company recognizes that hail damaged your roof and shortened its life expectancy. Plus there is no guarantee that a number of the hits may be allowing water through the roof. We see it all the time. If your homeowner's policy covers hail damage and the insurance company accepts the claim, you are typically responsible only for paying a deductible.
        Question: How do I know what a hail "hit" or bruise looks like?
        Answer: We have a web page devoted to hail hits here. But, basically you are looking for a "bruised" soft spot with missing or impacted granules. It can get tricky because adjusters like to disallow claims because of heat blistering and if you have a roof with a combination of heat blisters and hail damage, the two can be grouped together. It is very helpful to have us there in a common situation like that.

        Hail Damage Roof Repair Insurance Claims Help and Assistance

        Do you suspect that your home's roof may have sustained hail damage and would you like help filing an insurance claim?
        We understand the claims process very well. We use the same Xactimate software the adjusters and insurance companies use. Our trained roofers and of course Tom and I, my boy and I, have been through hundreds of claims and know the pitfalls to avoid. We can help you get your home restored to "better than new" condition and give you peace of mind comes from knowing that your home is well cared for, in good repair, and ready to face the stormy weather. Professional roof installation and service so your roof can stand up to severe weather. If every day was a sunny day, you would not need WeatherPRO Roofing.

        If you have experienced hail damage and need roof repairs, your first call should be to WeatherPRO Roofing, your professional roofer and insurance claim specialists.

        A new roof isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity when there is hail and wind damage. Insurance companies understand this, and they also know, that a new roof protects a home from many other hidden issues which could cost the insurance company more money in the future.
        Do not delay and put off a roof inspection - there is a limited time period to file a claim! There is a time period in which to file a claim, so do not delay and have to pay for the entirety of a roof replacement out of your own pocket.

        How Does a Hail Damage Inspection for Roof Repair Work?

        After a hail storm, it is wise to call the professionals at WeatherPRO Roofing and have our roofing experts inspect your roof for hail damage. Often, the damage may be too minimal to file a claim, but other small issues are found such as leaky pipe jacks, missing shingles, lack of caulk on counter flashing's, etc.
        Often, simple repairs can often be made on the spot.
        Other times, the hail damage is significant and requires a much different strategy. A tricky situation that quite often occurs, is when a roof is borderline. Meaning it has the necessary number of hits per square for an "easy" insurance adjuster, but will have a tough time with a hard core adjuster. We have a lot of ways of handling these tricky situations, and will do our best to represent your interests and get your claim approved. There are no guarantees in life except death and taxes and that we will work hard on your behalf. We will never encourage you to file a frivolous claim that will not get approved. We will discuss with you, your options on how to proceed fully. We know you do not want your valuable time wasted, nor do insurance adjusters want to waste time with a roofer that does not know what a hail hit really looks like. I would rate the odds of approvals like this. The homeowner has the least chance of approval because they don't do it for a living and the claim is easiest to deny. The inexperienced roofer has the next worst odds, because adjusters know in minutes whether you really know your business. The professional roofer specializing in hail damage roof claims has the best odds because both the adjuster and the roofer know the reality of what they are dealing with and the truth usually wins out.

         

        Do Not Delay Too Long!   Hail Damage Roof Repair Delays Can Lead to Long Term Problems

        • Because your time period to file an insurance claim is limited, to long a delay means you will have to pay for repairs or replacement out of your own pocket. You typically have 6 months to one year depending upon your insurance provide to file your claim. But time can go by quickly, other things come up and every year seems to get a bit shorter.

          Lead to roof leaks. What a hail hit often is, is an impact that causes granule loss and loss of asphalt substrate, exposing the fiberglass webbing to the sun. Without granules to protect the delicate core from the sun cracks and leaky areas rapidly appear. That is why insurance companies pay for roof replacements.

        • Once leakage occurs, more serious damage occurs including rot to the sheathing and may result in unsightly and dangerous mold growth.

        • Void your roofing and siding warranties. You are expected to be a responsible homeowner and many warranties and insurance policies have "neglect" clauses.

        • Leave you with costly repairs and cost you time and money. Plus, if you ever intend to sell your home, your roof will need to pass an inspection or you will have to sell your home for a lesser value.

        On the one hand we tell you not to delay...but on the other hand...do not rush into something you may regret. Every big storm, roof companies spring up like weeds after the first rain. They often do not even work during the winter and hope to make a quick killing during the storms and disappear til next year. Your roof can probably wait a few days, while you contact a reputable company. Your roof will be happy you did the right thing.

    Shingle Roofs

    WeatherPRO Roofing installs shingle roofs in Garland, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite, Allen, Rowlett, Coppell, Highland Park, University Park, Balch Springs, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Sasche, Wylie..the cost varies by what roof is being installed, the steepness of the roof, the height

    Hail Damage

    WeatherPro Roofing does Hail storm repairs and free tarping in Garland, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite, Allen, Rowlett, Coppell, Highland Park, University Park, Balch Springs, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Sasche, Wylie taking care of emergency hail tarping of skylights (skylites)

    Storm Repairs

    WeatherPro Roofing does Hail storm repair work in Garland, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite, Allen, Rowlett, Coppell, Highland Park, University Park, Balch Springs, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Sasche, Wylie

     

    Water Damage

    WeatherPro Roofing repairs and minimizes water damage from leaking storm damaged roofs in Garland, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite, Allen, Rowlett, Coppell, Highland Park, University Park, Balch Springs, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Sasche, Wylie and will get there fast.

    Hail Roof Claim

    WeatherPro Roofing does Hail claims and insurance adjustments in Garland, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite, Allen, Rowlett, Coppell, Highland Park, University Park, Balch Springs, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Sasche, Wylie while assisting homeowners with their roof hail claims