How Much Roof Tarps Should Cost Based on Insurance Prices from Collis Roofing
Avoid Price Gouging and Extra Out of Pocket Costs from Unethical Contractors, Individual Roofers and Roofing Companies by using the current rates!
Insurance and Florida law dictate pricing and price gouging from unethical contractors, roofers and roofing companies, both licensed and unlicensed, to prevent people from takking advantage of those who have been impacted by a disaster such as Hurricane Irma and previous storms such as Hurricane Matthew. Insurance companies load their current pricing into a software system called Xactimate, used also by contractors. This allows contractors to know how much an insurance company will charge for a tarp for a roof.
Collis Roofing is dedicated to transparency in this, and has shared below the most current rates for insurance coverage. While these are the tarp sizes that we use, the rates as you can see below are based on square footage to calculate the total cost. A 20'x20' tarp should not cost you more than $360 during normal business hours or $450 after normal business hours. If the company you speak to says they have a 20'x30' tarp, based on the rates below that tarp should cost 20 x 30 x 0.90 = $540 during normal business hours or 20 x 30 x 1.13 = $678 if after normal business hours. Even if you pay someone more, your insurance will only reimburse you for the rates they offer. Don't get stuck holding the bill for price gouging.
The last expert tip for roof tarps that will save you hundreds to thousands of dollars in unnecessary damage is Do Not Let Anyone Nail a Tarp to Your Roof. These nails will create additional damage to your roof that will turn into additional leaks, letting more water into your home and increasing water damage to the decking of your home. A reputable contractor, like Collis Roofing, will always use sand bags in proper bags to weigh the tarp down, prevent it from slipping and keep the water out until your roof can be repaired or replaced.