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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 wearability 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.

    Sometimes, Valid Hail Claims Are Turned Down

    • WeatherPRO Roofing Talks About What To Do When a Roofing Hail Claim is Denied
      We have helped many homeowners in this situation

      All your neighbors got new roofs, but you were turned down.

      When a roof is turned down for insufficient hail damage, that does not necessarily mean all hope is lost for the homeowner. It is indeed a setback and if there truly is no hail damage the claim will correctly be closed, but if there really is damage, then it is worthwhile to proceed. We in the Dallas area have been hit by hail before, in all probability. The real question is one of the size of the hail and of the damage inflicted. Large, golf ball-sized hail will certainly cause severe damage, but so can smaller hail driven hard by wind.

      Here is how I would proceed. I'd get a qualified hail roofer - one who works hail claims for a living - out to examine my roof. I'd want to see the report that denied the claim and the exact reason(s) why. Then, I'd do an evaluation of what the insurance adjuster says compared to the reality of the situation. If the report matches up to your home exactly, then the case is closed.

      However, if it doesn't then, it is time for a re-inspection. And I mean a thorough reinspect, where the hail hits are marked after making darn sure they are real hail hits.

      Then comes the fun part: meeting with your friendly (or sometimes very unfriendly) insurance adjuster. It can get especially amusing when they send out the same adjuster who denied tyour roof before. I have actually had the roof approved by the same adjuster that turned down the homeowner. They usually say something like "I'm approving this roof now, but not because of you!" That's fine and dandy with me! I don't care why they changed their minds, just that the change occurred.

      Lots of times, adjusters try to get you to bite on something stupid. They'll look at a roof hit that is an obvious heat blister and say "What do you think, a hail hit?" And usually I'll reply something like, "No, sir, that certainly does not look like a hail hit. I'd probably call that one a heat blister, but you may want to look there... or there..." Once we get past a few "test questions", we can usually get down to business. Some adjusters will chat it up and be friendly, others act like someone just died, and some just plain have an eternal bad attitude. In the end, though, most come around to the right decision.

       

       

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