The quick answer is, it depends. Type of roof, elevation, temperature and weather are the deciding factors. Albuquerque and south can usually tolerate complete roof restoration or replacement while Santa Fe and north will most likely have to wait until spring. However, homeowners located in the north experiencing a leak are not totally out of luck. Fix My Roof can still help in most cases.
While few roofs can be replaced/restored we do offer a temporary emergency patch to get through the winter. This does not mean we can patch a roof in the middle of a snow storm but usually within days the sun will pop out to give us a window to perform the patch. Beware of companies offering full roof replacement and restoration in questionable weather conditions.
Will my homeowners insurance company pay for my winter roof repair?
In a lot of cases insurance companies will pay for a roof replacement and/or restoration. Insurance companies usually pay for damage on the roof when the damage is caused by a weather event such as hail or wind. Physical damage from things like a falling tree may also be covered. Almost all policies will cover inside water damage whether it comes from a roof or a burst pipe.
All insurance policies are not created equal. There are some things to be cautious about such as time limitations for filing a claim so it is important to have your roof checked by a professional in a timely manner when a weather event occurs.
Also, make sure your policy includes provisions for hail, wind, code upgrade, and that it will pay for “Replacement value”. Make sure your deductible is affordable. Some policies will set your deductible as a percentage of your home value which can be quite high. A fixed deductible is almost always a better idea.
Fix My Roof helps homeowners through the process and maximizes the claim. In fact, Fix My Roof takes it much further than other Santa Fe roofing companies. Our roof techs are actually trained on the same software and methods that the insurance company agents use to determine a claim’s value. This enables Fix My Roof to use the insurance companies’ same terminology and rulebook to maximize a claim in a seamless process without the fight and fuss.
Contact Fix My Roof to see if you qualify for a claim, 505-919-8011.
When should you replace, restore or repair your roof?
The age, material, quality of installation and how much maintenance has been done over the years will determine the answer. In general an average roof’s lifespan in the southwest region can range anywhere from 10-30 years.
There are many types of roofs that can be installed and choosing the right roof can be a bit overwhelming. It is not a one type fits all. What was good for your neighbor’s house is not necessarily good for your home. Roofs are unique to the way they age and the way they were installed. Some roofs have outdated technology, some have trapped moisture, some do not have enough slope- etc.
Knowing when you can extend the life of your roof with a patch, restoration or even a total replacement is something best left to the experts. The right Santa Fe roofing company to help guide you through the process is essential. Fix My Roof offers no obligation consultations for homeowners. Our experts will help you understand your options allowing you to make a clear confident decision so you never have to worry again!
What is a good roof warranty?
The roofing industry is plagued with long warranties that sound good on the surface but end up not being worth the paper they are written on. Manufacturer’s warranties are at the top of this list for having so many caveats and ways to deny the customer a repair, it is unfair to say the least.
The classic example is when a leak occurs and the customer calls the contractor, the contractor comes out and blames the material and recommends to call the manufacturer who their warranty is with. The customer calls the multi-conglomerate company and with much hassle gets to the right department and is now asked to submit their claim in writing. At this point it is up to the customer to prove whether the manufacturer’s material has a defect or the contractor installed it wrong. By this time you have a pond in your living room and will still most likely end up with nothing! No Way!
At Fix My Roof we are the warranty. We have built the best reputation in the state of New Mexico standing by our warranty. One thing is for certain: no matter what kind of roof you decide you need, annual inspections and maintenance are key to getting the most longevity out of your roof and avoiding the unforeseen disaster.
If a roofing company is not performing inspections and maintenance you will not get the maximum life out of your roof. Just like your car, your roof needs to be maintained. At Fix My Roof we offer a no hassle 10 year warranty which includes annual maintenance and inspections at no additional cost for those 10 years. It’s important to remember, your roof protects everything you love.
Contact Fix My Roof to hear more. 505-919-8011