Roofing: new roofs & roof repairs in Texas, Florida, Arizona and Colorado
Our roofing contractors in Texas,
Florida, Colorado and Arizona will provide most homeowners with free inspections, plus roof repairs or replacement roofing. If you have a tight deadline, let us know and we can arrange for a fast
estimate so you can make an informed choice about hiring our roofers.
Are you selling your home in Texas, Florida, Arizona and Colorado and need your roof inspected for leaks first? Are you worried about wind damage or hail damage to your roof from a recent storm? Or, is your roof just near the end of the warranty and may need replacing (before the warranty coverage expires)?
New & replacement roofs:
Would you value getting a brand new roof if it were free to you (under warranty)?
Basically, new roofs come with warranties. Many roofing companies have issued warranties for long periods such as 20 years that are “very generous” to home owners in certain states. Why do I call those long roof warranties “very generous” to people in certain states? There are many types of roofing, such as tile roofs and flat roofs. Many kinds of roofs do not last as long here in states with a lower expected lifetime for a roof (like Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Colorado). Compared to other states, the roofs in some places need major repairs or replacement sooner than they usually do in states that do not have such harsh weather). However, the full warranty protections still can be active past the normal lifetime of your roof.
Why do certain kinds of roof not last as long in Florida, Arizona, and Colorado?
In Florida, the main issue is the high winds from hurricanes and tropical storms. In certain dry parts of the southwest, roofing materials can deteriorate very quickly because of the lack of humidity in Arizona and Colorado plus the intense storms (with damage from hail and gusting winds in dust storms). The extra stress to the exterior roofing surfaces will usually result in the need to replace or repair your roof much more often, especially in certain very hot parts of Arizona like greater Phoenix.
With the image below (from an article by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors), note the bottom of the three sections. When the roofing material is already deteriorated (like by a decade of Phoenix summers with heat far over 100 degrees), then a single hail stone can cause significant damage leading to the potential for a leak (and massive insurance claims for water damage).
In some cases, there is roof damage in so many places that our roof inspection specialists in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado can take photos and make measurements that get the attention of the warranty provider or insurance company. Insurance companies in particular do not want a slowly leaking roof to lead to much more extensive water damage or mold. This is especially true of asphalt shingle roofing, which can fracture (crack open) when damaged by a hail storm.
image source: https://www.nachi.org/hail-damage-part5-32.htm
So, when the effectiveness of the roofing has been sufficiently compromised (what the insurance companies call “disturbed” roofing), then they will often approve paying for a full roof replacement. They know that the cost of all of the individual repairs can actually be larger than replacing the roof.
Further, the insurance companies know that roof warranties in Arizona, Florida, and Colorado are often “generous.” That means that if your roof warranty is near expiration, your insurance company may favor paying for a new roof (which starts over a new period of warranty coverage). The insurance company wants new warranty coverage because that new warranty reduces the future financial risks of the insurance company.