Thanks to some friends’ advice, I went to our insurance company and got a claims adjuster to come out and see if they can pay for a new roof. Our roof was confirmed in their records to be 17 years old, so we were in need of a new roof.
Since there was damage to the roof due to acts of God, the insurance company will pay (minus the deductible) for a new roof.
The claims adjuster was out here yesterday, and he wrote me a check right after the inspection of our house.
We hope to have a new roof by the end of January 2016! Yay!