Your home’s roof is one of the first things that anyone sees when they are walking or driving by. It’s a huge part of your home’s overall curb appeal and it’s responsible for keeping your home safe from all the elements – hail, snow, rain, wind, and more. If your roof needs to be repaired, but your roofer tells you the shingles on your home have been discontinued, what options do you have?
You want to make sure your roof looks cohesive and nice, right? While this is true, it is also necessary that you have repairs handled as quickly as possible. Keep reading for a few things to think about when you are having your roof repaired if your shingles have been discontinued.
Know What Your Insurance Policy Says
Before doing anything, find out what type of repairs or damages your insurance policy covers. If you aren’t sure about this, look at your homeowner’s insurance policy details. Does the policy cover roof repair?
There are some that will mention, specifically, the matching of discontinued roof shingles if major repairs are needed. However, other policies will only cover the work that has to be done to ensure your roof is safe. Getting to know what your insurance policy will cover can help you figure out the next steps to take.
Does your policy offer full roof replacement? Or, does it provide you with shingle color matching coverage? If so, this may not be an issue you have to work about. Once you have gotten to know what your policy covers, it’s time to see just how bad the roof damage is.
Do You Need a Patch or a More Extensive Repair?
The bigger the damage is to your roof, the more likely you are to wind up with a completely new and cohesive roof that has all the same color shingles. While no one wants to be in a situation where they have to deal with complete roof damage, your insurance company is much more likely to cover the costs associated with discontinued shingles if the damage is more extensive.
If all your roof needs is a smaller patch, you may have to work a bit harder to find a solution that doesn’t result in your roof looking like a patchwork quilt. Chances are you will have to speak with your insurance company regarding the amount of coverage they provide for repairs, and if the coverage offers provisions for the exterior value or curb appeal of your home.
Find the Right Roofer
If you only need a patch or if your insurance company refuses to pay to make sure your roof is repaired with matching shingles, you should call Pyramid Roofing. We are willing to work with you to try and get the right shingles. Even if it isn’t a perfect solution, having a roof that is damage free is more important than one that is perfectly matched.
Keeping your roof in good repair is crucial to protect your home, family, and belongings. While having shingles that match is nice, it’s not a deal breaker when it comes to repairs.