Our customers enjoy working with their project managers, who guide them through the process.The things that set us apart:
- Quality – We only use the best products when reroofing your property. We have partnerships with the top national suppliers who provide us with the most up to date products. We work closely with our crews to make sure the job is done right and to the manufacturers specifications. Our local office has production management on staff to ensure our crews are doing quality work. We typically do not take deposits, so your satisfaction is guaranteed before you pay for the completed job. On top of everything we give you our 2-year Workmanship Warranty and up to 50-year materials warranty depending on the products used on your project.
- Experience – We are dedicated to getting your property back to pre-storm condition. Our staff has 50 years of combined experience in insurance restoration. We are always here to answer questions. We want to change the way people envision contractors. Construction is problem management, let us take care of the issues!
- Efficiency – Our partnerships with our national suppliers ensure materials needed for repairs are available even when supplies are limited, and we use the latest in technology to calculate materials accurately and quickly.
- We can handle all your needs from the shed in the backyard to the entire HOA!
- Your Project manager will explain the construction process.
- We get materials delivered directly to your location.
- Our production staff get required permits, schedule material delivery and crews, and is available to ensure issues are handled promptly. Your project manager will be in the area and will stop by occasionally to make sure the project is running efficiently and your requests are met.
- After the project is complete we will inspect the work to ensure quality and satisfaction.
- Upon completion of all jobs, we will notify your insurance company to release any remaining funds. There are no out of pocket costs except deductible and requested upgrades. The insurance claim process will ensure the project is funded correctly to get your property back to its pre-storm condition.
Hail Damaged Roof
- There are a variety of factors that impact a roof’s performance. The useful life of a roofing system can be influenced by its location, material used, weather patterns, installation process, design, and exposure.
- Roofing Systems are comprised of many materials and add value and protection for your home. The common materials: sheathing/decking, flashing, underlayment, ice and water protective barriers, ridge vents, ridge shingles, and other venting.
- After finding hail damage on a roof, some home owners ask us whether it would make sense to hold off on repairs or replacement until they detect a leak. While we can understand the desire to put off what may seem like an unnecessary repair, experts agree hail damage is a necessary and critical repair. Consider the way in which a roof gets damaged. Don’t forget your limited time to get a claims filed as well!
- Make sure you get a roof inspection asap after a storm event. Damage is not visible from the ground. A majority of the time a trained inspector will have the knowledge to pinpoint the issues and make calculated assessment of reparability or the need for replacement.
- When a shingle gets hit by hail it forces the granules into the mating and breaks down the bond to the asphalt.
- Most granules start to fall off of the damaged area, at this point the asphalt layer will be exposed to weather. The sun’s ultraviolet rays will weaken the exposed spots and make them brittle. Some will start to show themselves as bruises and possibly holes in the shingles. As the seasons pass and temperatures and weather patterns change the shingles expand and contract. This can cause curling and cracking after being weakened by hail. The exposed areas are then very susceptible to leaks.
- Over time different characteristics will be visible to a trained inspector. Depending on the age, product exposed, angle of the roof (pitch), and the direction of the storm, the roof can be more susceptible to damage. Thus, an inspector can tell whether the damage is new or older.
- Insurance claim periods vary. Typically, there is a set amount of time a home owner can make a claim after the damage occurs. This time period can expire whether you were aware of the damage or not. We have technology that helps us pinpoint the location, size, and severity of a storm. We then communicate this info to the insurance company and get a storm date or “date of loss”. Some “major” national insurance companies only allow six months to file and claim and get projects completed.
- Once leaks occur, the damage can be extensive due to potential damage from mold, electrical issues, ceiling and wall damage from water and perhaps even personal property losses. The damage can also come very quickly and often is not initially detected until it is too late.
If you suspect you have hail or storm damage, have your roof professionally inspected. We offer free inspections in the areas we serve.
- Roofing Styles– Roofing systems can be composed of several different materials. Main roof material used in residential applications: asphalt, wood, concrete, slate, and metal.
Asphalt Shingles – Fiberglass shingles have a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat. The mat is then coated with asphalt which contains mineral fillers and makes the fiberglass shingle waterproof. Fiberglass shingles typically obtain a class “A” fire rating as the fiberglass mat resists fire better than organic/paper mats. They are one of the most widely used roofing covers in North America because they have a relatively inexpensive up-front cost and are fairly simple to install. Many shapes and textures of asphalt shingles are available: 3 tab, “signature cut”, t-lock, tie lock, etc. Architectural (laminated) shingles are a multi-layer, laminated shingle which gives more varied, contoured visual effect to a roof surface and add more resistance for water. These shingles are designed to avoid repetitive patterns in the shingle appearance. Special shingles are needed for the eaves starter course and ridge caps. Laminated shingles are heavier and more durable than traditional 3-tab shingle designs.
- Wood-Shingle and Shake–Shingles and shakes may be tapered, straight, split or sawn and any combination of these except straight-tapered. Different species and quality of wood are used as are different lengths and installation methods. Shakes and shingles may also be treated with wood preservatives and fire retardants before or after installation. Wood shingles are thin, tapered pieces of wood primarily used to cover roofs and walls of buildings to protect them from the weather. Historically shingles were split from straight grained, knot free bolts of wood. Today shingles are mostly made by being cut which distinguishes them from shakes. A shake is a basic wooden shingle that are made from split logs. Shakes have traditionally been used for roofing and siding applications around the world. Higher grade shakes are typically used for roofing purposes, while the lower grades are used for siding purposes. In either situation, properly installed shakes provide long lasting weather protection and a rustic aesthetic, though they require more maintenance than some other more modern weatherproofing systems. Wood roof installations are considerably more expensive than asphalt. It’s a natural product and prices can be susceptible to the market. Also, the labor is more demanding…requiring each individual piece be placed and secured as opposed to asphalt shingles which are typically installed in 3-foot strips.
- Slate – Slate is particularly suitable as a roofing material as it has an extremely low water absorption index of less than 0.4%, making the material waterproof. In fact, this natural slate, which requires only minimal processing, has the lowest embodied energy of all the roofing materials. Natural slate is used by building professionals as a result of its beauty and durability. Slate is incredibly durable and can last several hundred years, often with little or no maintenance. Its low water absorption makes it very resistant to frost damage and breakage due to freezing. Natural slate is also fire resistant and energy efficient. Slate roof tiles are usually fixed either with nails, or with hooks as is common with Spanish slate.
- Stone coated Steel – Stone coated metal roof is made from steel or some other metal; the metal is then coated with stone chips and attached to the steel with an acrylic film. The goal is a more durable roof that still retains the aesthetic advantages of a more traditional roofing material. Stone coated metal roofing manufacturing process was adapted by multiple companies, principle of which are Roser, Decra, and Gerrard with production facilities spanning from South Korea to New Zealand. When compared to asphalt shingles and concrete roofing products, which can weigh 350 to 1100 pounds per square, the stone coated metal roof, at only 150 pounds per square, effectively reduces the overhead weight on the house structure.
- Tile Shingles – Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out rain, and are traditionally made from locally available materials such as terracotta or slate. Modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used and some clay tiles have a waterproof glaze. A large number of shapes (or “profiles”) of roof tiles have evolved.
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