Roofing FAQ's

We believe that an educated consumer makes a satisfied customer. The more you know about the services you need and the companies bidding on those services, the more likely you are to make good decisions that will provide you with the results you're looking for. 

 As part of our commitment to consumer education, we've provided useful information about roofing in this section. If you have any other questions, please give us a call and we'll be happy to answer them.

What steps do I need to take to file a claim with my insurance company for a roof repair?

Step 1) Call Shelter Roofing to schedule an appointment with one of our roofing specialists to come out and inspect your roof. 

 Step 2) Once our roofing specialist has verified that you have storm damage they will begin your claim process. (NOTE: Never file a claim before having Shelter Roofing inspect your roof. After all, you may not have damage; and you don't want a claim on your record if it is not needed) 

 Step 3) After the claim has been started, an adjuster from your insurance company will come out and verify the storm damage and, if approved, write an estimate and usually the first check on their behalf.

What are some of the most common types of roof damage? 

Hail Damage - Hail storms can have quite an impact on the integrity of your roof, which can lead to further problems over time. If you're a homeowner you know what it feels like to hear the term "Hail Storm" from your local weather channel, but if you're roof is prepared for such weather hazards you can put your mind at rest.

Wind Damage - No matter where you live, high or moderately high winds can be a threat to your home. Give your roof a fighting chance with wind rated asphalt shingles installed by Shelter Roofing

Algae Streaks - The primary type of algae found on roof-tops has been identified by 3M scientists as Gloeocapsa Magma, often called "blue-green" or "black" algae. These algae produce a dark pigmented sheath to protect themselves from ultra-violet rays. When the black streaks are noticeable, the algae have likely been growing for many months or even years. There are several other types of algae that grow on roofs that are not as prevalent as the common "black" algae seen on most roofs. We install fiberglass shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector from 3M which protect against ALL types of algae. 

What are some different types of roof styles on a home?

Gable roof - A type of roof containing sloping planes of the same pitch on each side of the ridge.

Gambrel roof - A type of roof containing two sloping planes of different pitch on each side of the ridge. The lower plane has a steeper slope than the upper. Contains a gable at each end.

Shed roof - A roof containing only one sloping plane. Has no hips, ridges, valleys or gables.

Mansard roof - A type of roof containing two sloping planes of different pitch on each of four sides. The lower plane has a much steeper pitch than the upper, often approaching vertical. Contains no gables.

Hip roof - A type of roof containing sloping planes of the same pitch on each of four sides.