After a long winter, you may find damage all over the place and this leads to the lengthy insurance claim process. Chances are, however, that once you take the time to do this, you wouldn’t want to do it again because it can be a complex and time-consuming process. According to an article on CBS News:
It’s been a winter to remember, with devastating ice storms in the Southeast and frigid temperatures and lots of snow in the Midwest and Northeast.
It seems as if almost everyone knows someone who has had a car, home or other property damaged due to the extreme winter weather. Reports of roofs collapsing under the weight of ice and snow are a staple on the local nightly news. Homeowners are complaining about roof leaks caused by ice dams as snow freezes and water backs up under shingles and seeps through the roof.
If you’ve experienced damage to your property because of the winter weather, chances are you’ll be filing an insurance claim. But for most people, doing so and getting through the settlement process can be confusing and intimidating.
To prevent occurrences like this, you should invest in a strong roofing material. For instance, slate can withstand even the most severe weather, making it an excellent roofing material for areas that experience diverse weather patterns like Denver. However, one drawback is that slate is very heavy, meaning that you’d have to modify your home to accommodate it, and it can be quite expensive to install.
Still, as technology continues to advance, new types of roofing are now commercially available that mimic all the positive traits of slate without the downsides. For example, CertainTeed’s Symphony composite slate shingles look very similar to slate but are more durable, lighter, and less expensive. Contact professional Denver roofing companies like AquaDuct Roof and Gutters if you’re looking for CertainTeed’s lineup of quality roofing materials.
Of course, when hiring a roofing contractor in Denver, it’s advisable to ask about their background, previous clients, and material references. Trust in AquaDuct Roof and Gutters because they’ve been highly recommended in the business for more than 40 years – very few roofers can make the same claim.
(Article Excerpt from When winter weather leads to a damage claim, CBS News, February 20, 2014)