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Does your home’s exterior need a Refresh?

There are so many factors that contribute to giving your home’s exterior a refresh.
Outside from normal aging, the speed and friction caused by winds and rain can result in damage to Cedar Shake and Asphalt Shingles. When is the last time your had your home’s exterior inspected?

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How to get insurance to pay for roof replacement | Answers inside.

Storm Damage Repair | How to get insurance to pay for roof replacement? 

A storm with high winds, hail, and heavy rain has passed through your area. Your roof is leaking and it would appear there is hail damage to your roof. You’re probably wondering how to get insurance to pay for roof replacement. Is it even possible? In short, the answer is yes, but storm damage repair is a tricky business. Sure; you’ve heard stories about homeowners with minimum hail damage roof and they get the entire roof replaced. Of course, you’ve heard the other end of the tale too. Someone with a lot of damage gets nothing covered by their insurance. Before we dive in on how to get insurance to pay for roof replacement, let’s talk about the main factors of storm damage repair.

When hail hits, it does serious damage to personal property. During a storm, wind direction and speed vary. Changes in conditions can affect the location and severity of the roof hail damage. Obviously, the hail’s size affects the amount of damage to your property. Finally, the type of materials used to build your roof absorb impact differently. When you take these factors into consideration, hail damage is a type of storm damage repair insurance companies are willing to cover.

Okay, so roof hail damage is a big factor. Does homeowners insurance cover roof leaks?

The answer here is also yes. However, without strong roofing knowledge & an understanding of how to work with insurance adjusters, convincing them to write a check will be difficult. Simply put, bring a roofer that has integrity and insurance experience to your adjuster’s appointment. Before you make a claim, have us provide you with a FREE PROPERTY INSPECTION! We can determine before you file a claim if there is any hail damage roof. This will prevent you from having your claim denied should there be no need for storm damage repair. Do not call in a claim to hoping the insurance adjuster will come out and find something. If they can save money by not replacing your roof, they will!

Notice anything off since the last storm passed through?

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How to fix a leaky roof? Trusted roofers Aloha Construction answer.

When one looks up how to fix a leaky roof, most roof repair answers out there point to simple black & white solutions: Look for damage. Caulk. Reapply caulk. Remove damaged or deteriorated caulk. Use a putty knife to remove excess or loosened old caulk. Clean & dry the area. Point blank, we feel the simple responses out there need some clarification.

As roofing contractors, we felt you needed to know there’s more to the question of how to fix a leaky roof than just finding the source of the leak & patching the hole. Let’s talk about the cons of going down this road. Unless your roof is close to new & you’re a pro at roofing services, your patch work will probably not match your existing shingles. Also, do you plan on selling your home anytime soon? If so, choppy patch jobs can bring property value down. A roof with a glaring patch is not appealing and won’t inspire that buyer’s confidence.

A new roof can be cheaper in the long run. While yes, if the damage is only on one side, a partial reroofing is possible; partial reroofing jobs can be a bit more expensive & sometimes only band-aide the issue. One thing we never recommend? Doing one part of your roof now and the remainder in a few years down the road. Trusted roofers know it can sometimes save you a few thousand dollars if you go for the full replacement.

Beyond the decision of roof repair vs. a roof replacement, you have to decide if you are doing a complete tear off or doing a roof over.  Doing a roof over is a DO AT YOUR OWN RISK type of job. In areas like Illinois, with high winds & storms, your new roof will have trouble staying down if you just roof over. Simply put, shingles stay in place when attached directly to the roof deck. Again, another question, like how to fix a leaky roof, that is more based around: Do I skimp, save money now & pay for it in the long run?

A full replacement can last decades. To us, the answer is simple.

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Aloha Construction answers the question: My Roof is Leaking. Is It covered by insurance?

Every day, we get homeowners who call in saying: My ceiling is leaking water. What do I do? My roof is leaking. Is it covered by my insurance? Being bonded and trusted roofers, we felt it was our duty to give you a behind-the-scenes look of our inspection process.

When your roof leaks in heavy rain or you notice anything off, you should ask yourself the following questions:

Is your Ice & Water shield per city code?

Are your shingle rows straight?

Are water lines straight?

Are the shingles of the roof nailed in the proper location?

Are the shingles nailed per code?

Are the shingles laying down properly?

Is the ridge straight?

Is the ridge capped properly?

Are the ridge cap nails sealed?

Is there an overhang on rakes and eaves? Is it per code?

Is the rake double nailed?

Is the rake clean cut and straight?

Valley(s) installed properly?

Valley(s) clean cut and straight?

Lead stacks bent over properly?

Are PVC boots installed properly?

Is the chimney properly counterflashed?

Is the drip edge installed properly?

Are all exposed nails sealed?

Is everything painted? Stacks/Flashing

 

As always, don’t get caught with a major roofing problem that you originally diagnosed as minor. Call the experts!

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