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Roof restoration or replacement?

It can be a big decision to make the decision to restore your roof or replace it. Cost implications are an obvious concern, but there are other practicalities to think about, such as what material to choose and whether you need to move while the job is done. In terms of decision, unless you have large sections of damaged roof, you probably want to repair what you can. If you're renovating a top repairman, have a really old leaky roof, or your roof has been badly damaged during a storm, then replacement is probably the best option. Whatever your decision, a faulty roof can cause serious structural damage to your home and can even lead to expensive repairs. If water gets into the home, it can also cause moisture and mold to adhere, which could lead to all kinds of health problems - not something you need to deal with! Let's take a look at each option in more detail Replace or repair your roof? If you want to change your roofing material or if your roof is beyond repair,

Why Is Insurance Likely Not to Cover Roof Damage?

  Changing a roof can be prohibitively expensive for many homeowners is especially large, or has a complicated shape or slope. In the event of a storm or a tree fall, one would expect home insurance to cover basic roof damage. However, your insurance company may deny coverage precisely because roof replacement is one of the most expensive repairs. Warning # 1: your roof is too old You can assume that your home insurance will cover roof damage in the event of fire or theft and, in most cases, that is a reasonable assumption. However, the roof coverage may not apply if the roof is deemed to be “too old”. In most cases, a roof will be considered too old if it is 20 years or older, as this is the lifespan of most tile roofs. The roof can also count as too old if one of the bottom layers is 20 years old and had a new roof layer added on top instead of paying for a full replacement. Why is it like this? Simply put, an insurance company doesn't want to pay full price to replac