A series of storms hit the city of San Antonio in recent months, severely damaging hundreds of homes. Among those most affected were the elderly, the differently-abled and low-income families. That’s why the city council offered free help to the community’s most vulnerable through its Under 1 Roof program.
If you meet all the criteria, you can apply for a free roof replacement for your home. Read on as Feller Roofing of New Braunfels, a top residential roofing contractor in the state, lists the criteria and walks you through the application process below.
To qualify for a free roof, your home needs to meet several criteria.
- It needs to be within the city’s limits.
It can’t be more than 1700 square feet.
Its property taxes need to be up-to-date.
It needs to be solely owned, and all owners have to reside in the house.
It cannot have a roof made of metal, gravel, clay tiles or wood shingles.
The last requirement is necessary because the free roof replacement will be made of asphalt shingles. For a more comprehensive list, we recommend going through this document.
Keep in mind that the Under 1 roof program shouldn’t be used to get an emergency roof replacement. That’s because the application and approval process can take as much as six months. There’s also the fact that demand is high, and the program is on a first-come-first-served basis.
If the roof damage is too extensive, we recommend hiring a roofing contractor. But if you don’t need an immediate roof replacement, listed below is an overview of what you need to do after you’ve been approved.
A letter or phone call will inform you whether your application has been approved or declined.
A contractor will then assess the state of your roof to create an estimate of the roofing materials and their costs.
After the council approves the estimate, you’ll then need to sign a restrictive covenant that will in effect for five years. Details about the covenant can be found in the aforementioned document link.
Looking for a qualified contractor in your neighborhood? Feller Roofing of New Braunfels, a GAF® Master Elite™ contractor, offers a wide range of roofing services, including roof repair and replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (830) 214-2400 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in New Braunfels, TX.