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Posted on July 8, 2020 by baker-admin
An impact-resistant shingle is a thicker, heavier shingle designed to hold up to hailstone impacts. It is meant to minimize damages caused by severe weather, providing your home with better protection. It is also a type of Class IV roofing material that will qualify for a discount on your homeowner's insurance premiums. Read More...
Posted on July 8, 2020 by baker-admin
A Class IV roof is one of many roofing materials that have been designated by Underwriters Laboratories, under UL2218, as an impact-resistant material. The roofing materials will qualify for discounts on homeowner's insurance premiums. Be aware that some discounts will come with clauses or waivers that prohibit replacement for cosmetic damage. For example, a metal roof with hail damage will likely not be replaced if it has not been penetrated. Read More...
Posted on July 8, 2020 by baker-admin
When you file an insurance claim for roof damage, you will have an inspection performed by an adjuster. The adjuster will access the storm damage and will write you a Scope of Loss (repair estimates) if repairs are required. Take note that it is often vital to have a roofing company you trust to meet with the adjuster. A common misconception is that the adjuster has your best interest in mind; however, that is not always the case. Read More...
Posted on July 8, 2020 by baker-admin
Ice and water shield is a self-adhered waterproof membrane. It was developed to fight ice damming and wind-driven rain. Therefore, it is commonly used up north on the eaves of the roof to protect damages from ice build-up. Baker Roofing & Construction uses ice & water shield on every roof replacement with valleys, chimneys or skylights. Read More...
Posted on July 8, 2020 by baker-admin
Without a doubt, synthetic underlayment is far superior to roofing felt paper. Roofing felt will begin to breakdown and get brittle over the years. In high winds, shingles can be blown off the roof in patches, and often the roofing felt paper goes with it, leaving the exposed decking vulnerable to roof leaks. However, synthetic will not become brittle enough to tear off with the shingles better protecting your home from roof leaks. Read More...
Posted on July 8, 2020 by baker-admin
Properly installed synthetic underlayment can last for 25 years or more. It far outlasts the traditionally used felt paper. Read More...
Posted on July 8, 2020 by baker-admin
Synthetic underlayment is a woven material that is water-resistant. It is used in place of outdated roofing felt paper. It provides a durable base protection layer for your roof replacement. Read More...
Posted on July 8, 2020 by baker-admin
On September 1st, 2019, TX HB2102 made it a criminal offense for roofing contractors to provide any kind of deductible assistance. Homeowners must pay the full deductible amount much like an auto claim has always been. Gone are the days of contractors providing discounts, credits, or other monetary incentives. Now, roofing companies are playing on an even field and must complete the work for the insurance price. Read More...
Posted on July 3, 2020 by baker-admin
There are many factors at play when determining how long a roof will last, like roof material and geographical location. For example, a 30-year roof will rarely last 30 years, especially in Texas. Texas has a high potential for severe weather that can take years of the life of your roof. Additionally, the harsh Texas sun can breakdown asphalt shingles at a faster rate than up north. Read more here Read More...
Posted on July 3, 2020 by baker-admin
The cost of a roof replacement will vary depending on roof replacement material, how steep the roof is, and the height of the roof. To learn more read "How much does it cost for a new roof?" Read More...