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Stonewater Roofing Begins Accepting Cryptocurrency

Stonewater Roofing is now one of the first roofing companies in Texas to begin taking cryptocurrency as a form of payment. The innovative East Texas roofers are working with BitPay, the industry’s leading cryptocurrency processor, to accept transactions using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Stellar, Monero and more.

“We pride ourselves on being innovators within the roofing and construction industry,” explained Stonewater Roofing CEO and founder Roland Browne. “From the initial process of setting up an appointment, through the actual roofing project, down to this final step of making a payment, we want everything to be simple for our customers. New technology contributes to that.”

The company had already been accepting online payments as part of its Remote Roofing program, which allows property owners to go through the roofing process with little to no direct contact with Stonewater Roofing personnel. This program also involves electronic documents, videoconferencing and online photo sharing — other technological advancements that Stonewater Roofing was quick to embrace.

In addition, Stonewater Roofing recently introduced Solar Solutions for those looking to cut the cost of their monthly electric bill from 60 percent to 100 percent. This is yet another innovative option that not all roofing companies are able to offer.

Cryptocurrency payment is an extension of these advancements. “It’s about giving our customers as many options as possible and breaking down any obstacles that may come between a property owner and the safety of a new roof,” Browne added. “When the crypto market is hot, and an early adopter has a lot of profit in their account, they might see that as a good opportunity to invest in the home, whereas a more steady cash income might be guarded more tightly to make payments at places where crypto is not yet accepted.”

Cryptocurrency is still in its infancy, and only a handful of major companies have adopted it as a form of payment in the United States. Those include Microsoft, Starbucks, The Home Depot, Whole Foods and Tesla.

Paying with cryptocurrency is simple for those who already have invested in the digital assets. Simply visit our Financing page and click the BitPay button to submit an outstanding payment. “We’re so proud to offer this new option to our customers,” said Browne, “as we continue to lead the way into the future of our industry.”

Go Green & Save Green: Stonewater Now Offering Solar Solutions

Stonewater Roofing is extremely proud to add solar panel technology to its existing catalog of roofing options, giving customers a chance to take back power from the big electric companies while making our planet a cooler place to live.

“Solar power is all about green,” stated Stonewater Roofing CEO Roland Browne. “It’s eco-friendly for property owners who want to go green and help protect our environment, but it can also save you some green by drastically cutting the cost of your monthly electric bill.”

The amount saved is based on a detailed list of variables and is different from one customer to the next. However, many property owners should be able to offset their electricity costs by more than 60 percent. Some may even be able to cut their costs by nearly 100 percent — all while adding 4-6 percent to their property’s value.

Plus, the amount of money you save each month will actually increase over time. That’s because solar customers are free from the threat of electricity price hikes. Utility companies routinely increase your bills and, since you need electricity, you are just forced to pay the new amount. Solar energy provides an alternative option, one that is not subject to inflation.

Stonewater Roofing’s solar experts are able to completely assess the financial benefits during an initial energy assessment.

These savings, along with a 26 percent federal solar tax rebate, can help property owners quickly cover the costs associated with solar panel installation and start putting that cash to better use. “This lets you tuck money away for a new car, a family vacation, or something else that you really love,” Browne added. This rebate percentage drops to 22 percent in 2023 and just 10 percent in 2024, so don’t miss out on your chance to cash in!

But the benefits of solar energy are not strictly financial. There is a practical side as well. “Texas experienced an absolutely awful snowstorm last year that led to a massive power crisis. Many homes and businesses were without power for several days. People should not have to live in fear of that happening again,” Browne said. “Solar keeps you safe from another power crisis.”

Indeed, the Stonewater solar package can include an optional battery backup system for storing any energy generated by the sun. That means, even if the state’s electric grid goes dark, your property will have access to an uninterrupted supply of power. Solar panels remain operational on rainy or overcast days, and they are designed to stay mostly free of snow even in the worst storm.

“Stonewater is already on the roof,” Browne continued. “We love to innovate, and solar is just the next logical way for us to offer even more peace of mind and keep our customers even safer from the next storm.”

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Yes, You Have To Pay Your Deductible For Roofing Claims

Do you have to pay your insurance deductible? It is a question that confuses many homeowners, and Stonewater Roofing hears it often. In nearly every situation, the answer is yes.

Most people have not needed to make a roofing or home repair claim with their insurance company, but may have done so with their car insurance. It’s a very similar process. You have a set deductible for your car insurance. Then, when you get into a fender bender, you can take your car to the shop. You pay your deductible, the shop fixes your car, and you get your car back.

The same thing occurs with the roofing insurance claim process.

In most states, including Texas, homeowners are required to pay that deductible. However, many roofing companies will offer to absorb the cost. This is illegal. You should not trust a company that is breaking the law.

But also, if a company does not ask you to pay your deductible, where does that money go? It is likely coming out of the materials or the quality of the roof that they are installing on your home. “You want to be careful with your contractors,” stated Stonewater Roofing COO and co-owner Jacob Law. “Make sure that everybody is doing things above board and the correct way, not only by you, but also the insurance company and state regulations.”

Most contractors understand how a deductible payment can impact a family after a storm. They will likely offer financing options to cover the deductible and minimize the hardship.

In summary, yes, your deductible does need to be paid. Make sure that you hire a contractor who understands this and can guide you through the process the correct way.