Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you really provide free, no-obligation estimates?
Absolutely — we value each of our potential customers, and it is no inconvenience whatsoever to take a look at your home. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to provide you with a complimentary estimate for the work that you might require. Our experienced estimators will come out and evaluate your situation and provide an honest assessment including what we would recommend.
2. How long will it take you to complete work on my roof?
For residential roofs, one or two days is the norm (of course, if your roof is very large, or if substantive repairs are required, it could take a bit longer). The weather can also delay the process, but we will always ensure the roof is water tight from beginning to end.
3. Can you just cover over my existing shingles instead of tearing them off?
Sometimes we can, depending on your roof and what's up there. Most re-roofs should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, tearing off existing materials, inspecting the wood underneath (as well as the general integrity of your roof structure) and then installing your new roof will guarantee optimum long-term performance.
4. What do you do about roof flashings?
Flashings are used wherever something intersects the roof. These are the most important areas of your roof. Various materials can be used to protect these areas: sheet metal (copper, galvanized steel, aluminum), lead, ice and water shield, membranes, and sealants can be integrated at siding, chimneys, walls, gutter lines, skylights, pipes and vents. If the existing flashing is in good shape it can sometimes be re-used. However, since flashing can be the most critical roof component, we recommend new flashings if there is any concern about the existing.
5. What should I do with my gutters?
You may want new gutters because of aesthetics, poor drainage, or to stop annoying leaks. We can replace gutters with or without a new roof. We install copper, galvanized steel and aluminum gutters. When a roof is ready to be replaced, the gutters may also be on their last legs. Our roofing professionals will be able to determine this for you, and explain the benefits of replacing your roof and gutters together.
6. What is Ice and Water Shield and do you install it?
Ice and Water Shield is a protective underpayment that is put on over the wood deck prior to any shingles. It is used as an extra layer of protection in areas that are most prone to leaking and ice backup problems. We typically install Ice and Water shield along the eaves, around chimneys and skylights, and in all valleys.
7. What do you do about skylights?
For a new skylight installation, there's no better time to have the work done than when you're replacing the roof on your house. If you have skylights that leak or give you other problems, we will come out and diagnose the problem to the best of our ability. In this day and age, skylights on shingle roofs have become much more common and affordable. If you would like to add a skylight, let our estimators know and we will provide you with a variety of options.
8. Do you clean up around our home once you've finished?
We'll rake and sweep all debris from the roof and around the house (sidewalks, driveways, etc.). Then we'll use nail magnets to find and pick up all nails. Lastly, we'll perform a final inspection of your new roof and your grounds to assure your complete satisfaction.
9. Do you carry workers' compensation insurance or liability insurance?
We are fully insured for both workers' comp and general liability coverage. What this means to you is that you will never be responsible for any of these expenses. We will be happy to provide certificates of insurance for you.
10. How can I (the homeowner) help prevent future roofing problems?
At least annually, take a peek at your roof to see if there are any cracked or missing shingles, deteriorated flashing, loose seams and other signs of problems. Indoors, check for discolored drywall, peeling wallpaper or cracked paint, which may be due to the roof. If you see any of these, call Perzhu Construction for an immediate evaluation (the faster we can solve your problem, the more we can mitigate further damage).
Homeowner Insurance Questions
Here are few frequently asked homeowner questions about filing a claim with your insurance company for storm damage, wind damage or hail damage:
Q: If I file a claim, will my rates go up?
A: Under the 'Act of God' provision in most Home Owner Insurance Policies, the individual homeowner rates will NOT be increased. However, due to the increased number of storms here in our Minnesota area, the odds are growing each day that our 'regional' pricing will see an increase in the future. The individual policy holder is not affected on a one by one claim basis, but rather on a 'regional' basis. Policies are analyzed on a larger scale or 'pool of policies' in a particular area/region.
Q: If I file a claim, am I in danger of being dropped?
A: If a homeowner files an insurance claim due to act of 'Act of God' occurrence, it would be an extremely rare occurrence for any sort of negative action be taken by their insurance company. To date, none of the Contractors who work with Perzhu Construction have had any clients lose their insurance due to an 'Act of God' claim to our knowledge. That being said, we always recommend speaking to your personal Insurance Agent for their insight in regards to your policy.
Q: How long after a Storm can I make a claim?
A: The answer to this question is ONE year after the initial Storm or Hail Damage to your home. The best way to approach your insurance agent is by having a Perzhu Construction represent you when your insurance adjuster visits your home. The benefit of having a trained eye is essential in getting a fair representation of the Hail Damage to your home.
Perzhu Construction is always available to answer all questions you have regarding hail damage or storm damage accurately and timely. Contact us today with any and all questions or more information about storm damage and/or hail damage @
1-877-868-7663 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org When it comes to your home, locating a trustworthy and experienced professional is the best and only choice. This is the role Perzhu Construction for you!!!! In utilizing the service we provide, it puts the home owner in control of choosing between multiple companies with only making ONE call/email!
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