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Have a question? We have the answer! Check out our FAQs below to learn more about our company and services.

Why is my roof leaking?

Within your roof are a variety of trouble areas. Vents, chimneys, flashings, walls, valleys, ice dams, and wind damage that has gone unnoticed could all potentially be the cause. If you need help with a roof repair in Rochester, MN, give us a call today!

How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced?

There are a wide variety of signs to look for. Keep an eye out for a loss of granular matter coming out of the downspouts. In some cases, exposed fiberglass will shine through at peak daytime hours from certain angles. If you think you might be in need of a roof replacement in Rochester, MN, call today!

What costs are associated with replacing my roof?

The average cost is between $10,000 to $20,000. After a thorough inspection, we’ll provide a recommendation based on the apparent damage. Weather Shield will be sure to send you a detailed report so that you understand the costs. If it warrants a conversation with your insurance company, Weather Shield can also help guide you through the claims process. Need roofing contractors in Rochester, MN? We can help.

How do I pick a roofing company?

When choosing a roofing company, it’s best to check for reviews that confirm their reliability. Need a roofing company you can trust? Give us a call today to see why we’re the residential roofing company Rochester, MN has relied on since 2010.

Can I replace my roof myself?

You can, but Weather Shield Home Experts offers extended warranties on all work. We’re fully backed by GAF to ensure the quality of our work as well as the satisfaction of our customers. To learn why we provide the roof replacement Rochester, MN trusts, give us a call today!

Who should I call for hail damage?

Weather Shield Home Experts has a team of highly trained hail experts who understand the insurance process. 

Who is the best roofing company in Rochester?

WeatherShield Home Experts excels in protecting your home during installation And dealing with your insurance company so you don’t have to. 

How much should I pay for my roof?

You should only pay your insurance deductible, 99% of the time your insurance will pay for your roof as long as you have a date of loss.

Will insurance buy all of my siding?

Yes, with a matching endorsement (something written in your policy stating that if you can’t find a direct match to your siding, your insurance company will pay for up to x dollars) or if your siding is discontinued. We have an 87% close rate getting insurance to pay for an entire house of siding with as little as 1 hail hit.

What kind of siding do we install?

Vinyl, LP, Steel

Do you install windows and doors?

Yes, we offer a full line of windows and doors?

Do you offer Ice Dam Removal?

Yes residential and commercial

Do ice dams harm my house?

Yes, ice dams can create major problems for your shingles and cause water leaks in the inside of your home.

Does my insurance cover an old/falling apart roof?

Typically yes,  It depends on the homeowners policy. 

Who is the best insurance company to go with?

Find a broker, they usually have your best interest in mind. 

How late into the year do we typically roof?

You can roof all year around, but it’s best to roof when it’s 45 degrees or warmer.

What is the best roofing Manufacturer/Shingle product?

All shingle manufacturers have their perks, but Weather Shield Home Experts is contractor certified to sell the Golden Pledge 25 years on the labor/50yrs non prorated on the material.   

To understand my policy more/better to ensure that I have the proper coverage? Who should I ask for help?

Weather Shield Home Experts work with PA’s and lawyers to better understand homeowners policies.

How will my new roofing system help prevent ice dams?

Proper ventilation and insulation in your attic and soffits are what prevent ice dams. Having your insulation levels checked and your soffit ventilation checked before your new roof is installed will help prevent ice dams.

How do I know if I need new and or cleaned out gutters?

If you notice leaks/drips coming from the miters (corners) or seams, overflowing of the gutters or lack of water flowing out the downspouts. 

So what's the process of filing a claim if I have damage?

Contact an exterior contractor to inspect your home prior to filing a claim (this helps prevent the homeowner from filing a claim when the damages might not be higher than their deductible).  Have your contractor give you a detailed report of what is damaged on the property (explaining the damages).  Once you’ve obtained a copy of that report (there will be verbiage in the report that the insurance provider might ask for i.e Date of loss, date of discovery etc), file a claim with your insurance provider. Provide your contractor with a claim number so they can help with the filing process if the IC has questions regarding damages etc.  Make sure to have your contractor present when the insurance inspection/adjuster appointment is happening. Provide the contractor with the insurance estimate once it’s completed so they’re aware of what the scope of work will be that’s been approved by the IC.

How do I know if my home has been damaged from storms?

Give your local contractor a call. Some warning signs that you may need to call include there was a recent hail storm in your neighborhood, there have been strong winds or you’re visibly able to see damage. Roof Inspections are free, so it never hurts to give us a call to come take a peak!

Does my insurance cover wind damage



What services can weather shield provide, or will I have to use multiple company’s for my restoration?

Weather Shield Home Experts does all exterior work! We like to make sure it is as easy as possible for our customers to get everything they want done under one contractor. 

What are some of the things that can cause damage to my home?

More than you think! Wind damage, storm damage, hail damage, a tree falling on your home, leaks.

What types of damage are covered by my insurance company?

More than you think! 

Do I get to keep the extra materials?

No, we order extra materials to make sure that the job can still be completed if anything goes wrong. We will leave one box of shingles upon request.

Do I need to be home during the time of install?


How long does a roof install take?

Typically a day, depending on the size of the roof.

Will you be inside my house during install?

Nope! The only reason we would typically need access inside your home is if we are doing a skylight install/repair.

What types of damage are covered by my insurance company?

More than you think! 

Do you offer a warranty on gutters?

20 year limited warranty with a 10 year workmanship guarantee

Are there different color options?

Yes! We offer a wide variety of color options.

Navigating Insurance Claims Made Easy

Let us handle the complexities of your insurance claim. Our team works directly with your insurance provider to ensure a smooth and efficient process.