Roof replacement is one of the most critical and most often misunderstood of all home maintenance areas. There is a difference between a professional roof replacement contractor and a shingle installer. Shingle installers focus on replacing roof shingles but usually take shortcuts with the structural aspects of roof replacement. These roof installation shortcuts ultimately result in higher energy bills and future moisture and maintenance problems for the homeowner. Low-quality or improperly applied roofing materials and poor workmanship can literally leave you out in the cold.
Because storm damage isn’t always visible, you may have damage and not even realize it. Ignoring it doesn’t make it go away—it will just lead to more expensive repairs down the road. If your neighborhood experienced a hail or wind storm, you should give us a call right away. We will provide a free inspection whenever needed.
Roof replacement does not only pertain to replacing the shingles. Every aspect of the roofing system must be evaluated. The roof decking and the felt paper are the most common aspects to not be replaced during a roof replacement. They must be evaluated but if they are like new and will continue to perform their intended function then there is no need to replace them. The flue cap on the chimney is another good example.
Your contractor should always evaluate your ventilation with your best interests in mind. If your roof shows signs of severe blistering then it is not sufficient enough to deal with the climate. A good contractor will always look to upgrade your ventilation if needed, especially in an insurance claim. On an insurance replacement Korrect will always replace rubber boots on an exhaust vent with lead jacks unless requested otherwise by the homeowner. Rubber boots crack easily in the Texas heat and over time can cause leaks and structural damage. You can refer to our ventilation page for additional details.
An insurance replacement can include repairs outside of the roofing system. As a general contractor we have replaced gutters, windows and window screens, garage doors, AC units, chimney siding, sheet rock from caused leaks and more. We have also overseen mold removal and foundation repairs.