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.
Write It Down
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.
Have A Certified Inspection
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.
How Do You Know When And If To Claim A Full Roof Replacement?
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.
Emergency Roof Repair
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.