The Roofing Process
We want the entire process of purchasing and installing a new roof to be worry-free for you. Every roof is different but below is the general process of having your roof replaced.
- After contacting A Plus Roofing, our office will schedule a time for an estimator to come to your location.
- During the visit the estimator will consult with you to determine your roofing needs, measure the roof, go over material options, discuss how the project would be completed, and, if possible, give you a quote on the spot and answer any questions you might have.
- If you decide to use A Plus Roofing for your project, the estimator will continue to be your point of contact for the duration of the project and will coordinate the scheduling and completion of your roof. If you have a question at any point, your estimator will be able to help.
- After the roof is complete, we perform a final cleanup and follow up to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Roofing through Insurance
A roof can be damaged from a variety of events which can trigger insurance coverage. The most common damage encountered in our area is from wind or hail. Wind can break the seal on your shingle leaving them flapping in the wind or sitting in your yard. Hail impacts to your roof can also result in significant damage. The hail can knock granules off your shingles that will shorten the life of the roof. In addition, hail can damage gutters, siding, vents and metal roofing.
Below is the process for having the roof covered through insurance
- Schedule an appointment for the roof to be inspected. A Plus Roofing will give a recommendation on filing a claim along with a detailed damage report with supporting pictures
- If a claim is warranted, contact your insurance company to file a claim
- Your insurance will schedule an adjuster to inspect the roof and determine damage
- Insurance will inform you of what they are covering and for how much
- If there are any differences or omissions, A Plus Roofing can work with your insurance to resolve discrepancies
- Insurance will issue you a partial or full payment once finalized. If partial, the remainder will be released once the work is complete
You have options when replacing your roof! While some may believe a roof is a roof, there are many different grades of roof materials which have different warranties, appearances, lifespans, and colors. If you are looking for something more unique than the standard asphalt shingle there are metal options, slate and cedar options, synthetic options, and low slope options. Below is an overview of options to get you started. Our estimators can discuss with you which products are suitable for your application, the pros and cons of each product, and of course the differences in pricing.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roof choice in America. The shingle is composed of layers of asphalt and fiberglass with a granule covering. Styles can vary from the standard 3-tab shingle to designer shingles that give the appearance of cedar or slate. The most common asphalt shingle today is the architectural or dimensional shingle which gives your roof a layered or 3-dimensional look. Warranties can range anywhere from 20 to 50 years.
Metal roofing is a time-tested roof material that can still be found on many older building in our area. The 2 most common types of metal roofing are ribbed metal and standing seam metal.
A ribbed metal roof consists of layers of precut panels which are fastened to the roof by screwing through the panels. Ribbed roofs can be cheaper and have their applications but the number of exposed fasteners through the panels can be an area of concern.
We specialize in standing seam metal. A standing seam roof consists of panels which are manufactured to the exact length of your roof. The panels are screwed to the roof deck and the adjacent panels are locked over the seams so there are no exposed fasteners to worry about. These roofs offer a classic look with years of little to no maintenance.
Cedar shakes and slate are two time tested and natural roof materials. Cedar shakes are pieces of flat wood which are layered over the roof to create a waterproof barrier while delivering a classic look. Slate roofs are comprised of flat rocks with holes punched in the top for fasteners. Since slate is a rock, it can come in a variety of unique colors. Slate can be found on many historic houses in the Fan district of Richmond.