The roof of your home or business is one of the most important features that protects your property’s assets. It’s important to get with a good roofer from the start, especially if you live in Boca Raton. Sometimes it’s too late others, there is nothing you can or could have done. It may not be your fault if your roof was destroyed, but it is your responsibility to educate yourself on how to fix it. Luckily for you, we’re here to help! So, here’s the 411 on roof disaster recovery.
When large amounts of wind hit your roof just right, it can lift large pieces of the rood off of your deck. Often times, this pulls the fasteners away from securing your roof in place. When your fasteners are dislodged it leaves a small entryway for water to seep into your roof. This creates water damage, condenses your insulation, and rots your wood. If you can see areas where fasteners have been dislodged or find them on the ground around your home, jot the information down. You then have a list to discuss with your roof inspector when they come to documented your insurance claim.
The first step to disaster recovery is performing an inspection that gives your insurer the verified damage report they need to process and pay your claim. Our inspections are insurance company-certified, so that eliminates what can be a lengthy wait time to have an insurance company adjuster assess the damage to your roof. Remember, your roof-inspection needs to be certified. Without certification your insurance company may not move forward with processing your claim.
If your roof is no longer made, which is sometimes the case, entire sections may need to be replaced. Typically if more than 25% of the roof needs replacement, Florida Building Code requires the roofer to refasten the decking and verify roof to wall attachment. This would cause the need for full roof replacement. In some cases it may be possible to replace certain parts of the roof without starting from scratch. It all depends on the roof.
In some cases, like after a hurricane, you may need emergency roof repairs. Homeowners’ insurance policies always stipulate that you make all reasonable efforts to mitigate any further damage to your home. We can help ensure that you comply with your insurance company’s requirements as well as help avert any additional damage to your roof and home’s interior. Also, keep in mind that in the event of a total loss, many insurance companies will have measures in place for temporary housing under a “loss of use” rider. Be sure to confirm your benefits regarding temporary housing while on the initial call. If you do have this coverage, be sure to save all receipts from your relocation expenses for reimbursement later.
If your recovering from a disaster or if you simply need a new roof installed please feel free to visit our website aastroroofing.com or, give us a call at (561) 409-3280.
Cleaning is not fun, and we get that. But it’s necessary. With the right attitude, though, we can make it a rewarding experience. No one likes wasting a beautiful Sunday washing the floors and making sure the windows are nicely placed on the sofa. Spending endless hours scrubbing the bathroom and doing everything to freshen up the home for Spring can be very exhausting.
But at the end of the day, coming home to a place that is nice and clean can give you a feeling of relaxation and calm unlike any other. After all of your hard work, you will thank yourself for having cleaned your beach house.
This is why we come up with the top cleaning hacks to freshen up your home.
It is important that the area that you eat is not being overlooked. For example, the cutting board you use to make a fresh salad can get germy. Make sure that you scrub the board, and lightly rinse before putting it back in its place.
The microwave is also a big one. Make sure that you get rid of all the grease and stains by mixing white vinegar with water, heating it up, and then wetting a towel with this mixture to help remove everything. Also, instead of spending so much time on scrubbing grease from your glassware, simply use foil paper before heating the dirty glass in the oven, so that no scrubbing is necessary later on.
The faucets are one of the most critical areas that need to stay clean. You can get that fresh lemon smell and get the right cleaning done at the same time. Simply sprinkle some baking soda in all areas of your sink, and then use a lemon to scrub everything away. It works like a charm!
If you accidentally drop a cup of coffee or another liquid that could stain your shirt, grab a small piece of chalk and dab it on the dirty area. Then, put it in your washing machine, and you will see that the stain is gone.
If you also wish to clean your leather sneakers that are meant to stay white, it is simple. Grab a towel, wet it with some water and dab onto the shoes. Take a toothbrush, put some toothpaste on it, add some water, and start scrubbing the shoe. Within minutes, you will see a big difference.
If you accidentally spilled difficult liquid to remove such as candle wax on your carpet, we have a special hack for this one. Cut out a squared piece of a recycled paper bag, and place it on the area that was affected (where the wax is stuck). Take an iron, and start ironing the piece. You should slowly start to see wet blotches. You will see that after a few moments of doing this, your carpet will be wax-free.
Although most people don’t think about this one, it is still important. If you do not make sure that your roof is properly maintained and cleaned, you may have major damages over time.
Many things can go wrong when it comes to your roof if you choose to avoid cleaning it. For example, algae can develop easily when there is heavy rainfall. To avoid this, climb unto your roof, and use soft brushes and cleaning solutions to prevent algae growth.
Speaking of rain, your roof’s gutters help make sure that the water is being diverted away from your roof, into other “safer” areas. When debris builds up, and no cleaning is being done, the gutters can become clogged, and may cause leaking or worse damage. Make sure that you clean your gutters at least once every few months.
When doing your roof cleaning, make sure that you are wearing the proper protective gear, and that you are being careful with your ladder.
You now have the top hacks that can simplify your life, and make Spring cleaning a lot easier. If you’re not into roof maintenance, however, and would rather have experts come and do the job for you, we have the solution. Contact us now to schedule your appointment.