If you need roof repair Omaha – whether it be under emergency situations from extreme storm damage or simply a few missing shingles, Above & Beyond Roofing can help answer some of your most pressing questions.
After all, we’ve been in the roofing business for a long time. We work every day to be the home exterior company Omaha Homeowners call first.
Here are some of the questions we get most often:
Does Insurance Cover a Roof Repair Omaha?
The easy answer is:
If your roof repair is due to the regular aging of your roof, insurance will most likely not cover it. However, if your roof repair is due to storm damage, it’s much more likely that it will.
If insurance does cover it, it will only pay whatever cost is incurred above your deductible. So, it’s important to understand your insurance coverage levels.
Navigating insurance claims can be exhausting. That’s why we help our customers through the process. We are an advocate for them.
Can I Get the Roof Repaired Instead of a Roof Replacement?
Most people when given their choice, and thinking about their wallets, may want to repair instead of replacing their roof.
That’s understandable. It makes sense.
Every roof has a life, generally between 15-25 years. Once it exceeds that life, patching, and repairs are just sticking on bandages. While you may be satisfied with that approach, it will cost you more in the long run as you’re running a greater risk to your investment and cost yourself more in roofing labor with multiple patches.
Most insurance companies will also limit the number of partial repairs or roofing overlays you can do before you replace the roofing system. The structure of your roof will only hold so much.
Selecting an affordable roofing expert with free assessments of your existing roofing system can help you understand when it’s the right time to repair and when a total roof replacement is needed.
How Do I Know If the Roof Sustained Hail or Storm Damage?
Most people assume what they don’t see won’t hurt them. While some hail or storm damage can be visible from the street, not all of it is. Before you risk injury climbing on your roof to assess possible damages after a storm, call out a reliable, licensed roofing professional for a free estimate.
Hail damage can be visible to the eye through dented shingles but it can also create gaps and soft spots that you can’t see from the ground. Only a roofing professional can help you understand the extent of the damage you sustained.
Don’t put it off. Call a roofing company if your area has endured a bad hail storm, even if it was very brief.
Dents aren’t the only damage hail can do. To understand the other kind of hail damage, you need to get familiar with the anatomy of a roofing shingle.
Standard asphalt roofing shingles have a granulated surface. They feel rough like sandpaper. Roofing shingles in Omaha and other areas prone to hail, and wear out in ways you might not have considered. After repeated exposure to the elements, the shingles lose their texture. When they do, they aren’t as effective as a moisture barrier.
Do you know what a good shingle surface looks like?
Most non-roofers don’t
Assessing the quality of your shingles is simply not a good use of your time when you can call someone out to do it for free.
Examples of Minor and Major Roofing Repairs
Roof repairs run the gamut when it comes to costs. There are inexpensive solutions and ones that cost several thousand dollars. Any more than that and it’s probably in your best interest to replace your roof.
When someone comes out to assess the damage to your roof, they will break down your options for you. Here are a few types of roof repair they may talk to you about.
This is one of the least expensive roof repairs you could need. If a few shingles have blown off, they’ll need to be replaced. Doing so will likely cost you a few hundred dollars with labor on an asphalt shingle roof. Higher end materials like tile and wood shakes or cedar shingles will cost more.
Roof Patch Work
Sometimes the repairs require an entire area of the roof to be replaced. It’s not just a few shingles. In these situations, you can expect to pay $500-1,000+ depending on the size of the area. If the area also includes roof accessories/fixtures that were damaged (including chimneys, skylights, or vents), the price may be higher. Again, the type of materials will affect the price as well.
One more thing…
If the damage to the roof occurred near the flashing, it will likely require the old shingles around the flashing to be removed first, the flashing to be repaired or more likely replaced, and then new shingles mounted. After that, the roofing company will need to seal it all.
Roof Repair Isn’t Just for Leaks
There are two reasons to consider roof repair. The first is the nagging issue with your home springing a leak. It’s hard to ignore that one. The second is as a maintenance effort before a problem occurs. Performing this sort of routine maintenance will extend the life of your roof.
Most estimates assume the average roof will last 15-25 years.
That decade makes a difference!
If you’re not taking care of your roof and keeping an eye out for necessary repairs while they’re relatively insignificant, you could shorten the life of your roof and end up paying more in the long run.
With Above & Beyond Roofing, we want Omaha homeowners to be able to afford the necessary upkeep on their roofs. That’s why we offer free assessments. There’s no reason to put off getting a roof check done when it won’t come out of your pocket.
Stop making excuses or putting it off. Call us today at (402)-661-0294 for a free assessment or fill out the form on this page and we’ll call to set it up. Our goal is to provide you the peace of mind that your roof continues to protect your largest investment as well as the health and safety of your family.