Frequently asked questions
How Do I Know If My Roof Has Hail or Wind Damage?
Storm damage (wind, hail, etc…) can sometimes be very obvious. You could have shingles blown off your roof, a tree limb that fell on your home, or even hail damage so large you can see dents in your gutters. Although storm damage can be obvious, it is invisible from the ground more times than not. Wind can crease your shingles without tearing them off, break the seal, and potentially cause a leak. It is common for hail to fracture the fiberglass mat inside of your shingles causing sunlight to degrade the asphalt. This creates a path for water to get inside your home. After any sort of hail or wind storm, whether damage is visible from ground or not, have Roof U.S. come provide you with a free, honest inspection. Have peace of mind knowing that your most valuable asset is protected
3-Tab vs Architectural Shingles, What Is The Difference?
There is really no competition between a 3-tab and architectural (laminated) shingle. The warranty, lifespan, and durability of architectural shingles significantly outperforms that of a 3-tab roof.
3-tab: 25 Year Limited Warranty
Architectural: Lifetime Limited Warranty
Although 3-tab shingles may be slightly cheaper to install, they usually damage and need replacement much sooner, costing you more in the long run. Architectural shingles are not only a more durable product but they increase curb appeal and the value of your home as well.
How Do I Avoid Being Scammed By a Contractor?
DO NOT PAY FOR ANY GOODS OR SERVICES UPFRONT. YOU ARE NOT THE CONTRACTOR’S BANK.
Other things to look for:
Find the company on BBB (Better Business Bureau), if they don’t have an account or have a bad rating, there might be a good reason for that.
Ask your contractor to send you a copy of their business license, workers comp, and liability insurances.
Have your contractor provide you with phone numbers from a couple of their existing customers. Give the customers a call and ask them about their experience.
Make sure the company has been around for a while. Not all new companies are bad but using an established company comes with experience and greater peace of mind.
Cheapest isn’t always the best. When a contractor is willing to do a job below market price, there’s usually a reason. You’ll save money and headaches in the long run by using the right company for the job.
Pay your deductible! Missouri Senate Bill 101 requires homeowners to pay their deductible. If a contractor is willing to break the rules before the job even starts, they may be cutting corners on your repairs as well.