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What to Do If Your Roof is Leaking

Few things will strike fear in a homeowner’s heart the way a leaky roof will. If you notice telltale signs of a leak, you might wonder, “is a leaking roof an emergency?” The short answer is that a leaking roof is never a thing to ignore because the structural damage can be significant, even over a short period of time.  Our specialty is providing digital roof inspections by drone, and then matching homeowners with contractors who have the expertise and experience necessary to perform full roof replacements or repairs for both residential and commercial properties..

My Roof is Leaking, What Should I Do?

A heavy rain-storm might be the most common situation when you might discover a leaky roof. Of course, this is never a convenient problem, but you will need to move quickly to minimize the damage and expense, and to prevent future leaking from happening. The first step upon discovering a leaky roof is to stop the water damage as much as possible. Covering furniture and other household objects with a heavy tarp will usually accomplish this task. Containing the water is the next objective. A large bucket under a stream or drips of water usually works effectively. You’ll also need to remove the water from your home and dry out all areas as much as possible. If carpeting and padding is saturated, pull everything up and allow it to dry. Next, you may wonder, “who do you call when your roof is leaking?” You may need to call in a professional company to assist with this work. Contacting your insurance company is also prudent, especially if the water damage is significant. Finally, after you’ve managed all of the initial tasks of dealing with the water, it’s time to call in an expert to find out what’s involved with stopping the leaks in the future.

Who Do You Call When Your Roof is Leaking?

When an expert hears the question, “my roof is leaking, what should I do”, the resounding answer is that containing the leak is the first priority after discovering a problem. Waiting will only make matters worse, as a leaky roof won’t resolve itself. At RoofClaim.com, we specialize in matching homeowners with contractors. Our process is easy, convenient, and transparent. We start with an inspection of the roof, either by drone or satellite imagery, to determine the issues and damage. Depending on the roof material and the age of the roof, if it’s 12 to 15 years old, a full roof replacement may be warranted. From there, we give you options for independent roofing contractors in your area that can perform the work needed. You choose the method and frequency of communication, and you can also track all communication through our app.  Sign up today to set up your free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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Does My New Roof Come With A Warranty?

When you’re in the market for a new roof or you’re buying a new house, it’s important that you make sure you know whether or not you have a new roof warranty. Having a warranty is good insurance in case issues arise with your roof that are from the manufacturer or a result of how it was installed.

Do Roofs Come with Warranties?

When you get a complete roof replacement done to your home, you should get a warranty for it, both for the materials that were used and the workmanship done. Roof warranties can vary depending on what manufacturer you buy your supplies from and what kind of contractor you use for your work, but it should be covered for twenty to fifty years depending on what type of materials you used and the details of the warranty.

Can I Get a New Home Roof Warranty When I Buy A House?

If you buy a home that is a new construction, a roof warranty is usually provided through the home builder. However, if you find that the roof of your new construction is leaking, you need to make sure that it is because of something that the warranty will cover such as defective materials or bad craftsmanship. Most problems with roofs on a new construction are structural issues and the warranty may not cover it.

If you’re buying a new house, a roof warranty is not always guaranteed. If the previous owner had a transferable warranty, a type of warranty that automatically transfers to new owners once the sale is complete, then the warranty will transfer to you once the house is sold. However, not every type of warranty will transfer and sometimes transferable warranties will only transfer one time. If it only transfers one time and the homeowner you bought the house from was not the one who got the warranty, your roof may no longer be covered once it’s yours.

RoofClaim.com Can Help You Understand your New Roof Warranty

Whether you are the proud new homeowner of a house that has a roof recently replaced through RoofClaim.com or you have recently installed a new roof through us yourself, RoofClaim.com can help you understand our Million Dollar Guarantee. In addition to supporting you and upholding any relevant manufacturer warranties, we also offer a 2-year labor warranty coverage. We want you to feel supported when you decide to get in contact with us for our nationwide network of expert contractors. That way you feel comfortable with us no matter what work you need done on your roof.

When you get a warranty on a new roof through us and our contractors, we will give you a packet filled with all the information you need to know as well as a way to get in contact with us at any time to answer any questions you may have like, “Do roofs come with warranties?” To get in contact with our team, fill out a request for a free inspection,  send us a message,  or chat about your warranty at any time. Our goal is to make sure you are supported every step of our easy and convenient process!

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Installing Clay or Concrete Roof Tiles

With age or after severe weather, you may find that your roof needs to be replaced or repaired. If you have clay or concrete roof tiles, RoofClaim.com can connect you with expert contractors who offer professional installation and repairs. We make it easy to get your tile roof fixed up by matching you with vetted contractors from our nationwide network. But which type of tile is the best option for your roof?

The Difference Between Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles

The difference between clay and concrete roof tiles goes beyond the materials used to make them. Concrete tiles absorb more water, which means they are more prone to mold and mildew. Clay has a low water absorption rate. Concrete tiles weigh much more than clay, so structures with concrete tiles must be stronger to bear the weight. Clay tiles are sensitive to heat and freezing temperatures. They crack and break due to weather much more often than concrete tiles do. Although they are less sensitive, concrete tiles generally need more maintenance due to the rot that can be caused by collected moisture. Clay tiles have natural coloring, so it takes much longer for them to fade or change hue. When clay tiles have a ceramic finish, they can maintain their color for a lifetime. Painted concrete tiles will fade over time.

Clay vs. Concrete Roof Tiles: Advantages and Strengths

When comparing clay vs. concrete roof tiles, advantages and disadvantages can best be determined by looking at a few different categories:

Appearance

A big difference between clay and concrete roof tiles is the way they look on a building. Concrete can be modified to have a lot of different appearances. It can be cut into different shapes and painted in whatever color you’d like. Clay can be altered in shape and size, but the terra-cotta coloring of clay roof tiles cannot be changed.

Price

Clay tiles almost always cost about 20% more than concrete tiles. But consider that they last significantly longer than concrete tiles, barring cracks and breaks. The value between the two of them is pretty comparable, with a few exceptions; high-end clay tiles can cost much more than concrete tiles.

Longevity

Clay tiles last longer in almost every respect. Their color will not fade. And concrete tiles can absorb a lot of water, leading to mildew and heaviness that causes strain on the structure. The only way that concrete may outlast clay tiles is that concrete is less fragile than clay, meaning it’s less prone to cracks and breakage, especially in cold climates.

Which Is Better: Clay or Concrete Roof Tiles?

You’ll have to consider your structure, climate, and personal preferences when deciding which is better; clay and concrete tiles both have their place. Only a strong structure can support a concrete roof, but if you live in an area with a lot of snow and ice, clay might be too fragile and require too many repairs to be practical. But no matter what style of roof you choose, RoofClaim.com can connect you with a professional you can trust to get the job done well. Make your roof replacement easy by contacting us today through email, phone, or chat!

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