Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing
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How do I know if I just need a roof repair or if I need a full roof replacement?
The best way to find out what you need is to reach out to Houston Roofing & Construction for a free roof inspection.
There are many Houston roofing companies who aren’t interested in doing repairs – they only want the big sale of a roof replacement. That’s not how we operate.
We’ll be glad to perform an honest assessment and give you a clear recommendation on your best roofing options. If you only need a repair, that’s what we’ll recommend.
For a free inspection and estimate, please go here to request a quote.
I think my roof was damaged in a recent storm. Will my homeowner’s insurance pay to have my roof repaired?
In most cases, if the damage was caused by a storm, your insurance will pay for it (minus your deductible). This is exactly why you should contact a qualified Houston roofing company if you suspect storm damage, so a professional assessment can be done.
You should have an advocate in this process, as your insurance company’s interest do not fully align with your interests.
You should also beware of some Houston roofing contractors who either don’t understand the insurance claims process fully, or who are unscrupulous about insurance claims.
For more information, check out our Roof Insurance Claims page.
Someone offered me a free roof and said I wouldn’t even need to pay my homeowner insurance deductible. Do you offer that?
No, we can’t offer that because it is insurance fraud. Run far away from any Houston roofing company that says you won’t have to pay your deductible – that’s illegal. And if they don’t mind committing insurance fraud, think about what kind of roofing job they will perform on your home!
Also, any roofing company going door to door trying to tell you to file a claim – even if not offering to waive your deductible – is highly questionable. Homeowner beware!
For more information, please visit our Roof Insurance Experts page.
How much are your roof inspections?
Our roof inspections and estimates are 100% free. If you are concerned about the age of your roof or are seeing leaks or other problems, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a completely honest and professional assessment. You can go here to get an appointment.
Are you licensed and insured?
We are not licensed by the state of Texas… because Texas does not license roofers! You are not even required to register with the state to call yourself a roofing company. But we strongly believe that standards DO matter, so we voluntarily have earned the license of the Roofing Contractor Association of Texas (RCAT).
We also have GAF Master Elite Certification. These two voluntary standards are your assurance that we are a skilled, reputable roofer, one that is financially stable and properly insured.
For more on RCAT Licensing, please visit this page.
What roofing products do you install?
We recommend and install GAF roofing products. GAF has been around for 100+ years, they are the biggest and also the most innovative roofing manufacturer in North America.
They manufacture beautiful lifetime shingles, but it’s about more than just their shingles. All their products are excellent, and they work together to create the best roofing system you can get for your home.
We’re also proud to say we’ve earned their highest certification – Master Elite – which allows us to also offer their best warranty.
For more information, please visit our Why GAF Products page.
Aren’t all roofing warranties pretty much the same?
Nope, not even close. We encourage you to compare the Golden Pledge Warranty we offer to the typical roofing warranty. (And remember to be sure to always ask any roofing company to show you the warranty – including the fine print – IN WRITING!).
To give just one example of how the Golden Pledge Warranty is better: many roofing warranties only give you coverage on shingles, not other roof components. The Golden Pledge Warranty covers shingles (and for a LOT longer), but it also covers the entire roofing system, too.
To see a more in-depth comparison, check out our Real Warranty page.
Can I finance a replacement roof?
Yes, you can apply with financing through our lending partners. We make it fast and easy to apply, and approval is typically lightning fast. There is no obligation – you can explore your options. For more information, please visit our Financing page.
We also have a Roofing FAQs page with more detailed questions and answers about roofing products, warranties, and more. Go here to see more FAQs.