Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive from our clients. Contact us to learn how we can help you with your roofing needs.
If you have leaks or water stains on your ceiling or walls, you probably need a repair at the minimum. We recommend having your roof inspected if you suspect any problems. Get one of our roofing consultants to look at it and give you a recommendation for repair or replacement options.
The answer is "it depends" on the type, size, and condition of your roof. Pricing varies so be sure to get an estimate and understand your options to know what type of expense you will need to fix the problem.
Hail and wind are two of the biggest acts of nature that can do damage to a roof. The big problem with hail, wind, and other storm damage is that it can be almost invisible from the ground and the wear and tear of these storms on your roof might not show up for months. That's why it is important to have your roof inspected after a big storm. All of our inspections are complementary and provide peace of mind for property owners.
Hail damage roofing symptoms include things like broken shingles, damaged tiles, and multiple indentations anywhere on the roof, on the gutters, or on areas where siding covers the home. Asphalt, wood, and composition shingles react to hail in quite different ways. For example, an excess of granules (from asphalt shingles) in gutters is usually a sign that recent hail damage has shaken the granules free. This leaves the shingles susceptible to heat damage, cracking, and eventual breakdown. Chipped, broken, or cracked shingles are the most obvious signs that hail has done its dirty work. Less obvious features of hail damage include loss of granules (see above), an unusually “shiny” asphalt matting on shingles, tiny orange or brown splits in the bodies of shingles, dents in the roof surface, small black dots in roof coverings, and many more. The bottom line is this: If there’s been a hail storm, call the experts at Affluent Exteriors for a complimentary inspection and estimate. We’ll make sure all insurance claims are filed accurately and on time so that homeowners can get the damage fixed without hassles or delays.
Here are the most common signs that a home has storm damage roofing problems: Discoloration on interior walls and ceilings, dripping water anywhere in the home, missing or damaged shingles, musty/bad odor coming from walls or ceilings.
A new roof will add to the value of your home, increase its curb appeal (meaning it will sell faster if you put it up for sale), increased property value, and increased energy efficiency.
That will depend on whether you have a repair or replacement, the type of roofing materials you choose, and other factors. Ask your Affluent Exteriors Roofing Consultant about the specific warranty length when you have your estimate and inspection. Depending on the roof type, some roofs last from 15 years up to 50 years or longer.
Yes, we offer custom roof coatings, TPO, PVC, and Standing seam metal for commercial buildings. Check out our commercial roofing page for more info.
Yes! On September 1st, 2019,
is the new deductible law that went into effect in the state of Texas. It is a win for reputable contractors as it will punish contractors who promise a rebate for all or part of a deductible, illegally waive a deductible, or otherwise don’t collect insurance deductibles from their clients.
After a major storm, contractors – including some scam artists – are quick to arrive on the scene. This leads to improper repairs, fake contracts, and other problems. One selling point bad contractors often use is offering to waive or absorb the homeowner’s deductible. The contractor then cuts corners, uses lower quality products, or inflates the bill sent to the insurance company to cover the difference.
Under Texas laws, this is considered a Class B misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, a fine of as much as $2,000, or both.
If a contractor offers to waive a deductible, report it to the Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-621-0508.