Thanks to frequent and damaging hailstorms, Denver residents know more about roof replacements than most homeowners across the country. When the sky turns dark and your roof is destroyed, how can you get ahead of the game in getting your roof replaced?
Let’s figure out 5 secrets to the best possible roof replacement including tips on hiring the best contractors to taking care of the roof replacement crew. If you hire a great contractor you’re ahead of the game, but there’s more to a great replacement than a reliable roofer.
5 Tips for a Fantastic Denver Roof Replacement
There are two ways you need to start early – hiring a contractor and submitting your insurance claim. We’ll talk more about insurance claims later, but everyone needs to hire a great roofing contractor as quickly as possible after hail hits.
If you wait until hail has already destroyed your neighborhood, you’ll either have to wait several weeks for a replacement by a reputable company or get it replaced by a company that doesn’t have the reputation you were hoping for.
Ideally you will already have researched and found a great company or at least a short list, before the hail hits. Use a combination of accreditations, reviews, years of service, and more to make a list of three to five trusted local roofers like Roofcorp. When the storm hits, you’ll have numbers handy that you can call right away.
Insurance Paperwork and Claims Assistance
If you’re replacing your roof as part of an insurance claim it’s critical to get the insurance process started as quickly as possible. Hail claims are a headache for any homeowner so choose a roofing company that offers complimentary claims assistance. By choosing a roofer that works with your claim and starting everything as soon as possible you get everything fulfilled in weeks instead of months.
Choose Impact Resistant Materials
Impact resistant (IR) materials make for a great roof replacement because they drastically decrease the chance you’ll have to replace your roof the next time a storm rolls around. IR materials have better warranties, can qualify you for insurance premium discounts, and aren’t much more expensive than other dimensional shingles.
Feed the Roofing Crew
Here’s a secret directly from the production office at Roofcorp – feed the crew. You’d be surprised how many people ignore the onsite workers but something small like breakfast bars, coffee, or Gatorade can really turn their day around. A small gesture demonstrates you care about the crew’s well-being and they’ll turn that respect into a better overall project. Anytime you hire a good contractor you’ll get a great job but feed the crew for the best job.
Do What the Roofer Says
This seems obvious but following the requests of the roofing company will help your job go smoothly. Common requests or chores involve keeping your driveway clear the day of material delivery and while your roof is being replaced, providing access to power for the roofing crew, and other small tasks.
When we call you to request these items it’s not to order you around, but to give your home and crews a safe and open setup to get their work done.
Getting the Best Denver Roof Replacement
It takes so diligence from the homeowner, but if you can knock out these tasks, you’ll have a much better shot at a great new roof. If you need to talk materials, projects, or more tips, call Roofcorp for a complimentary consult today.