We know there a lot of questions when looking for a roofer or construction company, so we've provided answers to the most common questions we receive.

How do I know if I just need a roof repair or if I need a full roof replacement?

The best way to find out what you need is to reach out to Reliable Roofing & Construction for a free roof inspection. There are many Baton Rouge roofing companies who aren’t interested in doing repairs – they only want the big sale of a roof replacement. That’s not how we operate. We’ll be glad to perform an honest assessment and give you a clear recommendation on your best roofing options. If you only need a repair, that’s what we’ll recommend.

I think my roof was damaged in a recent storm. Will my homeowner’s insurance pay to have my roof repaired?

In most cases, if the damage was caused by a storm, your insurance will pay for it (minus your deductible). This is exactly why you should contact a qualified Baton Rouge roofing company if you suspect storm damage, so a professional assessment can be done. You should have an advocate in this process, as your insurance company’s interest do not fully align with your interests. You should also beware of some Baton Rouge roofing contractors who either don’t understand the insurance claims process fully or who are unscrupulous about insurance claims.

How much does it cost to replace a roof?

A roof installed by a professional roofing contractor in Baton Rouge, LA will vary in cost depending on several factors. Replacing your roof is one of the most costly improvements you can make to your home. Prices for a new roof can vary due to several factors. A roofing contractor will calculate the cost of your roof based upon size, pitch, and the cost of materials to name a few. As a homeowner you should shop around for several estimates, and don’t always go with the lowest price. A reputable roofing contractor will be bonded, insured, and licensed. It’s a good idea to check for testimonials from prior customers, look at work the roofing contractor has done, and also check out how long the roofer has been in the trade. A quality roof will be installed by a quality contractor. Choosing a roofing contractor based upon price isn’t always the best idea when it comes to such a big investment.

What is roof pitch?

The roofs pitch is another variable when it comes to calculating the average cost to replace a roof. The pitch, or slope is calculated as either Low Slope or Steep Slope. Roof pitch is calculated by the number of inches it rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends horizontally. For example, a roof that rises 7 inches for every 12 inches of horizontal run has a 7-in-12 pitch. A roof with a 7-12 pitch or higher generally isn’t walkable and may require extra equipment and safety. A 7-12 pitch is considered a steep slope and roofing contractors will charge more for that. A higher roof pitch is more dangerous and difficult and will raise the cost of your roof.

With all things considered, the cost to replace a roof in Baton Rouge is definitely a costly investment. Replacing your roof will keep you protected from the elements, and can significantly decrease your energy costs. Also, replacing your roof can increase the value of your property and is a great bargaining point when selling your property as well.

How do you determine roof size?

A roof’s size is easily the largest cost factor when replacing a roof. It’s simple really; the bigger the house, the bigger the roof and subsequently the bigger the cost. Roofers charge by the ‘square’. A square is calculated by a 10-by-10-foot area (100 square feet). For example, a 2000sqft home is 20 squares. The more squares your home has, the more it’s going to cost.

Yes we are. We are licensed for roofing and general contracting in the entire state of Louisiana. Click here to view our documents.

Will you handle filing permits for my project?

Yes. We will prepare and file all paperwork necessary to complete your roof project. We also have an in-house notary who will notarize all forms without the hassle of extra trips to a notary location.

Will you be working every day on my project?

For the most part, yes. We will never leave your roof open to the elements. If we are unable to continue working on your roof due to weather restrictions, we will make sure that your roof is properly covered to prevent any damage. Sometimes materials will be back ordered and your roof project will have to be placed on hold until materials arrive. But if this is the case, we will stay in good communication with you and ensure that your roof is properly prepared for the wait.

About Us

Estes Roofing is a construction and roofing company located in East Texas and serving Tyler, Bullard, Whitehouse, Flint, Arp, and the rest of the Tyler Metroplex.

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