In this area of Missouri, we see our fair share of inclement weather. With hailstorms, thunderstorms, and days with very high winds, our roofs are put to the test. However, if you keep up with the occasional maintenance of a roof and you stay on top of any necessary repairs, you’ll be able to extend the longevity of your roof.
Two Kinds of Residential Roof Repair
When it comes to roof repairs, there are two kinds. There are the emergency calls you make when you notice a leak and you have that panicked feeling that everything you own is going to be ruined. The discovery of that type of roof repair can start off very stressful. But the good news about it is that you are aware of it and can then do something about getting it taken care of. The other kind of roof repair is the type the homeowner doesn’t know about until it becomes a much bigger issue.
We worked with one customer who was in the process of selling their home. At that time, an inspector went into the attic and found extensive damage to the beams. Because the water seeped in in such a quiet way and ripped down the beams soaking into the insulation, they were unaware of the problem until it meant major repairs well past just the roof.
You can avoid these unknown problems by periodically obtaining a roof inspection. At DMW Roofing and Restoration, we offer free roofing inspections. We’re not trying to talk people who need repairs into full replacements and we’re not trying to talk people who have no roof compromises into doing unnecessary repairs.
We Are In The Business of Giving It To Our Customers Straight
We want them to know the exact condition of their roof. This way, they can make the best decision for themselves, their family, their investment, and their budget.
Sometimes, a residential roof repair is not necessary right now, but we may suggest it’s something to watch in the future. For instance, there may be an area on your roof where water tends to pool during really heavy rains. Even if that area is currently keeping the water out, it is a good area to watch. Prolonged exposure to wet conditions can wear away at seals causing eventual leakage.
Residential Roof Inspections and Repairs
We recommend getting a roof inspection (at least) every 3-5 years. This way we can ensure no loose, lost, or damaged shingles have happened due to weather damage. However, we also suggest moving up that timeline when devastating inclement weather or windstorms hit.
Keeping up with this sort of preventive maintenance will help extend your roof’s life. It could be the difference between roof repairs or the necessity for premature roof replacement.
Understanding Roof Repairs and Insurance Companies/Claims
Often when it comes to roof repairs, insurance companies are involved. This can add another layer of stress on you as the homeowner. We are homeowners too, so we understand the frustrations in dealing with a third party paying for your roof repairs.
That’s why at DMW Roofing and Restoration we make it as easy on our homeowners as possible. We will walk you through the paperwork and help you understand the filing process. We’ve seen thousands of claims and our administrative office professional knows just how to get the most out of the insurance claims. We use the proper terminology and provide the insurance companies with the essential proof and documentation they require.
Working with insurance companies on claims is when our experience is incredibly important. A lot of roofing companies offer to walk you through the insurance claims process. But if they don’t have experience with the different insurance companies, they may not be doing you any favors. When you select a roofing company that has the necessary experience with a variety of insurance companies and understands each one of their claim processes, you are more apt to get your claim paid at the highest level. So, don’t select someone who is just adding this “help” as a way to get your business.
DMW Roofing Helps Its Customer With Insurance Claims
Many of our customers refer us and come back to us for their roofing needs based on our interaction with insurance companies alone.
We know dealing with them on top of a roofing emergency or needed repair can be frustrating. We don’t want your interaction with us to be the same.
The other thing we do to help ease the burden on you when it comes to dealing with insurance companies. Our customers don’t have any payment due until the materials arrive. That way, you’re not paying upfront and waiting for months to get someone to repair that area of your roof with the tarp on it.
We know that once you realize a repair is needed the last thing you want to do is wait on that repair. Every day you’re waiting brings about the potential for another storm or even heavy rain.
We don’t want you to have the stress of worrying about whether the current damage on your home will be made worse because you’re still waiting on the repair. We pride ourselves on our ability to get our crew out there in a timely manner. Like you, we want your repair to be done efficiently so you can sleep without worry.
Don’t Worry, Call DMW Today
If you are concerned about the condition of your roof, or if you have recently experienced some strong storms, contact us for a free roof inspection. We are happy to examine your roof and show you whether your roof requires minimal repair or is nearing the end of its life.
At DMW Roofing and Restoration, you can trust that we’re going to be upfront with you. We won’t talk you into a new roof if you only need a repair. We’re not storm chasers who come into the Saint Louis area when bad weather hits. We’re members of this community – we live here. Because of that, our standing and our reputation in the community are important to us. We want to be your roofer today and tomorrow. In order to establish that relationship, we’re going to be upfront about your roofing needs.
Call us today at (636) 441-ROOF (7663) for your free roof inspection. If it’s easier for you, then complete the form on this page and we’ll call you to set up an inspection.