Local Business Spotlight with Roofcorp: All your roofing questions answered!

Jon Wagner joins me to talk about updates in roofing technology.

Today I sat down with Jon Wagner from Roof Corp to learn about a few new developments in the roofing industry and how they can help homeowners both save money and protect their properties.

What’s new in the roofing industry?

Not much has changed over the past 20 years—until 2021, that is. Last year, the roof manufacturer GAF came out with solar shingles, which are a new, potentially game-changing product we’re excited about.

With more and more people switching to electric vehicles and energy companies giving us time-of-use rates, our prices are going up. Getting solar on your roof can help offset those premiums. Solar panels aren’t rack-mounted—they flow directly with your roof itself, and they look so much nicer than traditional solar panels.

Here in Colorado, we don’t have hurricanes or many natural disasters. What’s the No. 1 reason why people end up needing a roof replacement?

Most often, people get their roofs replaced because of hail damage. When your home is damaged by hail, many say that you should call your insurance company right away. However, there have been many times when I’ve gone out to a home after a big storm but didn’t see any real damage. That’s why it’s good to have us come out to inspect the roof first. You don’t want to file a claim unnecessarily because that can count against you. 

"Getting solar on your roof can help offset the cost of increasing premiums."

What kind of shingles should you get when replacing your roof to better protect your home?

There are many different types of shingles, like tile, steel, and asphalt. One new type that was developed within the last 10 years is the class-4 impact-resistant shingles, which can help protect roofs from hail damage. Many insurance companies will reduce your premium pretty significantly if you install impact-resistant shingles. On an average roof, they cost between $1,000 and $2,000. Depending on your insurance company, you may offset the cost to install them within two or three years.

If you have any questions about roofing or need bids for a replacement, give Jon a call at (303) 478-1885 or email him at [email protected]. For any other real estate questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Baird Team. We’d love to help you.

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