Hello Roofers. I’m a homeowner that is almost 2 years into an insurance claim process that seems to finally be coming to an end. 3rd party public adjusters involved.
No need to get into all of the backstory, but the short version is, I currently have a slate roof (100 years old), insurance will not pay to replace only repair, which I’ve had some slaters say is not a good option. Additionally, I’ll still have 75% of a roof that is 100years old. I think I’m coming to the realization that I’m going to have to move away from slate and go with something else. I’ll not be able to cover the discrepancy between the insurance settlement for repair and replacement.
I’ve looked at synthetic slate (looks like plastic), I’ve looked at GAF Trueslate (lot of bad stories out there), standing seam metal would be period correct, but it seems those are going up all over the place. Stamped metal might be a good choice but I don’t know much about it. I’d like to stay away from just plain architectural shingles, but that may be where I end up.
Are there a good high quality roof that has some level of being slightly unique? Of the options I listed above, any additional inputs? Thanks for your thoughts!