Wind Damage Roof Replacement San Antonio
Steps for Roof Replacement in San Antonio: The first thing we do when replacing a roof in San Antonio due to wind damage, hail damage or the roof has just outlived it’s expected life, is pull a roofing permit with the City of San Antonio, Alamo Height, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park or local municipality. We always start with a roll off dumpster or trailer in your driveway or as close to the house as we can get it. A portable toilet is also ordered for each job so that you aren’t bothered with guys having to borrow your restroom or have to go on the side of your house. Have hail damage on your vehicle? Try using a car dent remover.
- Removing old Roofing Material: One of the most important parts of installing a new roof in San Antonio is taking off the old one. In Texas, you are only allowed two layers of shingles to be covered by most insurance companies (a third layer is not allowed). We recommend removing all layers of shingles so we can see what the roof decking (plywood) condition is. If there is water damage on the plywood, we will need to replace a few sheets. This is covered by your insurance and usually not picked up on by the insurance adjuster because he can’t see behind the shingles when he does his initial inspection.
- Flashing and Roof Jacks: Flashing (usually aluminum or galvanized steel) is installed over joints on the roof, around fireplaces and along areas where siding meets roofing. This includes the drip edge all around the house over the fascia. We replace all of this on our roof replacements so there isn’t any question of condition of the existing material. The flashing is designed to divert water down your roof and into the gutter system if you have one. Vent boots or roof jacks are also replaced as well.
- Underlayment and Ice and Water Shield: We prefer using a synthetic underlayment on top of the roof decking. Synthetics have extremely high tear strength compared to felt. This means less tearing around fasteners during installation and fewer opportunities for water infiltration. We recommend using an ice and water barrier for any roof pitches less than 2:12, if it is not already there. This is put down underneath the drip edge for added protection to your roof replacement.
- Installing the New Roof: Following the manufacturer’s roofing installation instructions to get the new roof down in place is important. Some of the most popular asphalt shingle roofing manufactures we use in San Antonio are Owens Corning, GAF and CertanTeed and TAMKO. We stagger each row to keep shingles from leaking water. All the nails holding the shingles in place should be just under the tar strip on the shingles and installed so that no heads are showing.
How much does a new roof cost in San Antonio?
There’s a wide range of costs for replacement roofs. Factors that affect cost include the type and grade of material used, the complexity of the roof including the slope and number of valleys it has. In general, new and replacement roofs cost less than average in the South and more than average in the Northeast and on the West Coast.
Costs are per square (or 100 square feet of roof surface area) of roofing material fully installed:
- Asphalt shingles: $350-$750
- Metal roofing: $850-$1,650
- Tiles: $1,000-$1,850
- Cedar shingles and shakes: $750-$1,450
- Plastic/composite shingles: $800-$1,250
- Genuine or natural slate: $1,200-$2,000
**Pricing does fluctuate as well as availability.