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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.

    What choices do I have when it comes to roof warranties?

      • WeatherPRO Roofing and Roof Warranties in Plano, Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, Dallas, Coppell, TexasQuality does not happen by accident, but many accidents are caused by a lack of quality

        Today, you can get terrific warranties from major manufacturers

        Not too surprisingly, the more money you spend with a roof manufacturer purchasing their various products to complete a roof system, the better your warranty will be. At first thought, this sounds mighty self-serving on the part of roof companies like GAF/Elk, Atlas, Owens Corning, Tamko and others, but there really is more to it than that. At WeatherPRO, we understand the manufacturers reasoning and it makes sense.

        Thinking about your roof as a system makes a lot of sense because it really is a system, from the decking to the underlayment, to the fasteners, the starter strip, the choice of shingle, the choice of ridge and ridge vent and ventilation in general. The reason a roof manufacturer will give you a much better roof warranty when you follow their roof system guidelines is that you really do get a much better roof that will last longer and be more durable.
        Who ever would have thought a three tab roof that used to be a 20 year warranty would be offered as a 30 year today?
        Today, Atlas Glassmaster offers a 30 year warranty on their Glassmaster shingles.
        Atlas Pinnacle offers a Lifetime Ltd warranty
        Gaf Royal Sovereign three tab offers a 25 year warranty
        GAF Timberline shingles offer a Lifetime ltd warranty


      • Any warranty from a roof company like me is only as good as the future is to me and how long I live. The warranty from the manufacturer is the one most likely to be called upon in the future because these warranties are long - very long - when all the i's are dotted and all the t's are crossed. Whereas warranties used to be quite limited, they are now becoming much more all-encompassing with a few exceptions. They are still not covering things like Acts of God. Even the Class IV hail resistant shingles are not covering hail damage. Note that they are called hail resistant, not hail proof. With all the improvements in roof systems, lifetime ltd. warranties are becoming more common.

      • The best way to approach warranties is with the hope that you will never have to use one. By that, I mean do everything right from the start, and the odds of you ever needing to use one go way down. The roofing manufacturers realize this when they push for a roof system approach. If you follow all the steps, then you are much less likely to have problems in the future.

      Here is what I believe. Read the warranties in full, including the small print. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away. When you find what isn't covered, you have an insight into what can go wrong with that product. Things like improper installation will void most warranties, as it should, in my opinion. Three tab roofs are really 60 mph roofs, dimensionals are 110 mph and most wind warranties last 5-15 years unless you... So on and so forth. The Devil is in the details. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call anytime. But the good news is that shingles have improved and so have the warranties.

      I've often said, "Quality does not happen by accident, but many accidents are caused by a lack of quality."

    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

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    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 andinsurance 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