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Here in North Carolina, we can experience everything from normal thunderstorms to massive hurricanes and snowstorms. We hope your home always survives with no damage, but if you need help with roofing Burlington NC homeowners can turn to Xterior LLC. We’ll help you deal with the storm damage, so you can get back in your home sooner.
First and foremost, if you are expecting a storm soon, there are a few things you can do to prevent major damage. At the end of the day, sometimes Mother Nature wins despite your efforts. However, you can take these steps to protect your home as much as possible:
This article has more tips for preparing your home before a storm.
We also recommend doing a visual check of your roof annually. Don’t wait until you have a leak or storm damage to get a new roof. Older roofs are more susceptible to losing shingles or other storm damage. It’s better to replace your roof before it causes a major headache. We use construction methods specifically designed to withstand heavy winds.
How do you know if it is time for a new roof? Here are some common signs:
By getting your roof replaced before a storm, you can have peace of mind. You are more likely to weather any storm without damage. By replacing a roof when you see the first signs of damage, you can prevent larger, more expensive problems in the future. A small leak can cause extensive structural damage to your home and that becomes a very expensive problem to repair.
After a storm, if your roof does have damage, you may be wondering if you should just repair it or if you should replace the roof. Typically, it makes sense to replace in three cases:
If you are unsure, give us a call. We can come out to your home to assess the damage and make a recommendation. We’ll never recommend replacement for roofing unless it is actually the best option for the homeowner.
In many cases, homeowners’ insurance covers all or part of a roof replacement, when there has been storm damage. Our roofing contractor team can handle the insurance process on your behalf. Insurance can be a headache. So, let us do the hard work for you.
First, we’ll speak with your insurance company about the damage to ensure that they will cover the roof replacement. We have success getting insurance companies to cover the cost, even if they initially tell you, “No.”
Then, we’ll document the process of the replacement and submit the proper paperwork so that they will reimburse you for the work. We speak “insurance” and know exactly what they need to process your claim for a positive outcome.
If your homeowners’ insurance doesn’t cover your roof replacement, don’t worry. We can still help! If you are not prepared to pay for a new roof installation upfront, we have excellent financing options. You could get an asphalt shingle roof or metal roof for no money down. We also offer very low interest rates for qualified buyers. You can click here to learn more about financing for your roofing project.
If you’ll be placing an insurance claim, yes; you do need proper documentation. Otherwise, your insurance company may deny your claim.
Immediately after the storm, take as many pictures as possible, as long as you can do so safely. Take pictures before you do any work on the roof, including moving tree limbs or cleaning up debris. You can also take pictures of the surrounding yard and neighborhood to show the extent of the storm. Showing the surrounding area will give the insurance company the information to determine the strength of the storm. Make sure you take pictures of your home’s exterior from multiple angles.
As noted, we’ll take care of any needed documentation once the repair work begins. Typically, your insurance company will need a quote, progress photos, and a final bill with photos of the completed work. However, every insurance company is a bit different. We work on a lot of home improvement projects after storms, so we know exactly what questions to ask and what documentation to record.
When it comes to your new roof, you have two main roofing material options: asphalt shingles or a metal roof. There are pros and cons to each.
Asphalt is the most common type of roof. When you drive down the street, most of the roofing Burlington NC homeowners have will be asphalt. You’ll probably notice mainly asphalt roofs in surrounding communities as well.
Just because asphalt is the most common doesn’t mean it is the best option for you. However, many homeowners do like the way that asphalt looks. It is also one of the most budget-friendly roofing options you can choose.
Asphalt roofing typically lasts approximately 20 years before you need replacement. While asphalt shingles are typically a dark gray, black, or brown color, we have a variety of color options. We’ll start by completely removing your old shingles, so you don’t have to worry about color matching.
Our construction methods go above and beyond industry standards to keep your roof secure, even during the worst storms. We use a row of starter shingles to create a secure seal along the eaves. Our high-performance synthetic roof underlayment and self-sealing water barrier ensures that moisture isn’t a problem. We install the shingles in an overlapping method to prevent wind damage when possible.
We are proud to be an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, which means that we must meet their high standards for installation techniques and have ongoing education as to new tools and equipment. By meeting those standards, we can offer the best warranty in the business.
If you’re interested in learning more about our asphalt shingle roof options, click here.
While asphalt shingles cost less upfront, metal roofs can cost less in the long run. Although the upfront cost can be higher than asphalt, they are extremely durable, often lasting more than 50 years. You would have to replace an asphalt roof a few times over the same lifespan of a metal roof, therefore saving on replacement costs. Metal roofs are easy to clean with very little work, and it is rare that you’ll need to repair a metal roof. So, over time, a metal roof is typically less expensive.
Metal roofs come in a wide variety of colors and styles. You can find metal roofs that look like cedar, clay, and even asphalt! Metal roofing material has come a long way in the past few decades. If you think you don’t like the look of metal, you might want to see what we can offer before you make up your mind. Our quality roofing materials might surprise you.
When we install metal roofs, we use high-quality fasteners with larger screw-head size. This prevents high winds from ripping off an entire roof panel. Keep in mind that metal is also naturally wind-resistant, since you don’t have individual shingles that can catch a gust of wind. As an added bonus, metal roofing is also fire-resistant, insect and mold-resistant, sustainable, and energy-efficient.
Click here to learn more about Xterior LLC’s metal roof options.
If you have storm damage, your first thought might be, “how much is this going to cost?” We hope the answer is very little or just the amount of your deductible. However, if your insurance doesn’t cover the damage, we can help you stay within your budget.
Our free consultation comes with a no-obligation price quote for your new roof. We look at factors such as your existing roof, the roof size, the pitch, and other factors before presenting options for your roof. As noted, metal costs more upfront, but less over time. Asphalt is less expensive upfront, but can cost more to upkeep and you will need to replace it more often. Within both of these categories, we have a variety of style options at varying price points.
In general, if someone comes to your home uninvited and offers to repair your roof, they are not a good option. They are known as “storm chasers.” Typically, these contractors are unlicensed and uninsured. Typically, they wait for a storm, and then drive around the area to see who might have damage. They also are probably not representing a local company, therefore they will be gone and unreachable, should you have a problem with their installation later on.
Storm chasers may give you a price that seems too good to be true. That’s because they do fast, unreliable work with inferior materials. Some storm chasers inflate their prices throughout the project, so by the end you may pay a lot more money than you first agreed. They might even leave your roof project half-finished and then disappear.
When you’re considering contractors, always ask to see a few things:
It is always better to deal with a local roofing company, because you know they want to receive referrals to your friends and neighbors. Our customer service is our main focus and we don’t leave your property until we know you are happy with your new shingle roofing or metal roofing.
Here are some reviews from real Xterior LLC customers:
“Josh was very professional, he explained things we didn’t know about getting a new roof. He made us feel confident in purchasing from Xterior. The quality and installation were perfect. The color is fabulous-looking on our home. If I had any questions about the job they were doing, I spoke with Jay who handled everything in a professional manner. The whole experience has been a pleasure. I highly recommend Xterior for any home improvement job.” – Cyndi Callaway
“I interviewed a few companies and am really glad I went with Xterior. They did my roof after a major hail storm, there were a few storm chasers that came by who were from out of the area. I am so glad to give my money to a local owner who clearly backs their work up. They did the job in 1 day with zero issues. They dealt with the insurance for me and even got money added for the upgrades.” – Colby Miller
Xterior LLC is a one-stop-shop for all exterior home improvement projects. If a storm damaged your siding as well, or you need to replace a window, we can create a bundle package with your new roof. Keep in mind that we also handle commercial roofing and other exterior projects for any commercial buildings that you may have. Simply give us a call by contacting the nearest Xterior LLC office or click the “free quote” button above to get started.