Think of Your Roof as Your Home’s Outer Skin
Unprotected skin, when exposed to the sun is damaged by the ultraviolet rays. Your roof can suffer from those same UV rays. Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties enjoy a variety of microclimates, exposing roofs to varying degrees of heat and moisture. Depending on your location and immediate surroundings, your roof may get more, or less sun exposure than a home only a few miles away.
Your Roof is a Serious Investment, One that Insurance Can Help Protect
However, home insurance won’t cover all types of damage. The first step is to determine why the roof is leaking and from where. That isn’t as simple as it sounds. Where it is dripping down an interior wall may not be where the leak originated. Leaks can migrate along your ceiling. Finding the entry point of the leak will give you a good idea of the condition of the roof where the leak first broke through.
Peaked Roof, Flat Roof, 3-Story Victorian or Stucco Stand Alone?
So many factors come into determining the cost of a new roof. Everything from the materials you choose, to the slope of the roof and even how close your home is situated to your neighbors. When we get a call from someone in San Francisco asking about prices, we start with the basics. The cost of materials alone can vary greatly, from modestly priced asphalt shingles, to high priced gray slate or red clay tiles.