Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we have range of options to fit most needs. We can choose a plan and call in for approval often taken less than 15 minutes for approval.
Yes, we have licensed adjusters on staff that can inspect the roof and determine if it should be covered before ever putting in the claim. This is part of our free inspection.
This depends on how long your current roof is rated to last. Often it should be replaced around the 20 to 25-year mark. By this time, important materials begin to fail. If you’re not sure of the age of your roof, there are a few signs it’s time for a replacement. Curled shingles, leaks, missing shingles, mold, internal water damage, dents, and bald spots are good indicators.
After natural disasters or large storms, fly-by-night roofers come out of the woodwork. These roofers will show up at your door and promise you the world. Don’t fall for these tricks. It’s always best to choose an established, local company to perform roofing work. This will ensure you know who to turn to if you encounter problems. Read online reviews, ask for recommendations, and do research before choosing a company. It’s also a good idea to find a company with a strong warranty to guarantee the work. A solid, transferable warranty is the mark of a good company.
There is no one answer to this question. The most common options for new roofs include asphalt shingles and metal. Both types have pros and cons. If you’re looking for the most affordable option, shingles may be a good choice. If you’re looking for something modern and unique, a metal roof may be better.
It depends on why your roof is leaking. Older roofs with multiple worn spots and missing shingles will likely need to be replaced. If you have a leak coming in from the chimney or a single missing shingle, a repair may work just fine. Our staff will determine how much damage has been caused by the leak and then make recommendations.
Asphalt shingle roofs last from 25 to 50 years. If your roof has hit the 20-year mark, it’s a good time to call a company for a free inspection. Homeowners who are proactive with roofs and inspections will be able to plan better for roof replacements. Metal roofs last 30 to 70 years on average. The long life of metal roofs can be attributed to the durable materials and coatings. Metal roofs cost more up front but pay for themselves in the end.
Discolorations on shingles are often caused by algae, fungus, or mold. Most of the U.S. falls into the category of a humid climate. This means our roofs are prone to inconvenient growths. Spores from algae, fungus, and mold often land on your roof. If the conditions are humid and damp, the spores will grow into larger problems, such as algae or mold. The result is discoloration or streaky shingles.
This is a good question but it’s the equivalent of asking how much a vehicle cost. The variables involved are endless. Metal roofs, asphalt shingles, colors, styles, textures, designs, slats, and many other factors weigh into this calculation. Luckily, we offer free estimates for potential clients. With no obligation, we will visit your home and provide an estimate for your roof and desired materials.
Many signs of a failing roof are obvious and can be spotted during a visual inspection. Warning signs of a failing roof include:
- Loose or missing shingles
- Obvious sagging
- Exposed nail heads
- Curled, cracked, or blistering shingles
- Granules or debris in your gutters
- Missing or damaged flashing
- Dark or stained areas
- Higher-than-average heating and cooler bills
- Water leaks in your top-floor ceilings
- If your home has an asphalt shingle roof that’s more than 20 years old, it may need to be replaced even if it isn’t showing outward signs of failure.
The roof installation process can range from a day to a few days depending on the size and shape of your roof, the selected materials, and the size of the roofer’s crew. A service rep should be able to provide a comprehensive time line, although Inclement weather may delay installation.
Most homeowner’s insurance covers structural damage caused by perils such as hail, wind, fire, and falling trees. This coverage includes your roof. Depending on your policy, coverage may include repair or replacement and may require you to pay a deductible. Some policies also include exclusions for certain conditions.
An insurance loss can be a complicated and daunting experience. QE Roofing understands all aspects of the insurance recovery process. When you hire QE Roofing you are hiring Experts, we are trained professionals that will help guide you through the entire process. We will evaluate your building, and determine ALL of the damage it has sustained from hail or wind. We will then present that damage to your adjuster in a complete and professional manner so that nothing is overlooked. We then repair your building to its pre- loss condition or even better. We adhere to the highest standards of quality and provide the best workmanship and warranties in the industry. Insurance loss is what we do... We make the entire process easy!
Our Consulting Services are FREE! We are not public adjusters who charges for consulting services. We are a Licensed General Contractor. We cannot discuss policy, but we will meet with your adjuster and provide a damage assessment, measurements, photographs, and an estimate at no cost to you. We work solely on a contingency contract basis that means, if your claim is denied than you owe us nothing for our up-front consulting services and our contract is voided. If your claim is approved than we will complete the restoration work for the replacement cost value as determined by your Insurance Carrier. Therefore, other than your deductible and any applicable co-insurance... you have zero out-of-pocket expenses for the repairs!
Insurance Loss and Restoration Work is unlike your conventional construction project. There are many moving parts and variables including fluctuations in labor and material costs. When you sign a contingency agreement, you know from the moment you sign that you will not have any out of pocket expenses. You have peace of mind in knowing that we assume that risk. Other than your deductible and any applicable coinsurance... you have zero out-of- pocket expenses for the repairs!
Regardless of whether you get three bids or not, the Insurance Carrier is going to determine the cost, not the contractor. Running around chasing bids is a waste of your valuable time. Choose your contractor based on the service and expertise that they provide. Most roofers are not Insurance Loss Experts. We are!
When you hire QE Roofing you are hiring trained Insurance Loss and Restoration Professionals. We are Damage Experts and we will make sure that nothing is overlooked!
That’s easy, check our references! We have to start somewhere. QE Roofing has an impeccable reputation in our industry. We have successfully completed projects nationwide for our many clients who range from multi-family management companies, to individual and corporate property owners with large commercial, retail, and industrial facilities.
We are also top rated by the Better Business Bureau. Bottom line... we do what we say we will do!
Ultimately, the scope of work and cost of repairs is determined by the Insurance Carrier. Our extensive experience and wide range of expertise allow us to develop a detailed scope of work which includes ALL of the damages associated with a loss. QE Roofing will then work with the adjuster to determine the cost of repairs. In most cases the pricing is set by a third party, “Xactimate”, which is the industry standard estimating and pricing software used by insurance companies and adjusters.
An “Act of God” loss such as a weather-related claim like wind and hail are typically not used against you. All states are different but most states prevent Insurance Carriers from using “Act of God” claims to determine or raise rates and premiums.
Yes! Often your building is your greatest asset. You may not be aware that you have suffered damage from a hail or wind storm. If you are in the process of selling your building and your roof has sustained even minor hail damage than your buyer may lower the price of your building in order to make the repairs. We can help you repair your asset before it’s too late.
Yes! In a post storm scenario adjusters are swamped. Often, they overlook the hail and wind damage present to your building. QE Roofing has the experience and latest technology to diagnose the sometimes hidden damage present from a hail or wind event. We never charge for an evaluation so why not let us give you a second opinion? You have nothing to lose!