Should You File An Insurance Claim For Your Roof? Recently, I filed a claim on my home. Man, navigating the world of homeowner’s insurance claims was like trying to weave my way through the forest at night in a blizzard with wolves growling on all sides. If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve never needed to file a claim on your property before. Here’s a list of my thoughts, struggles and temptations on the process that might help you on your journey. 1. Temptation: Don’t file a claim. I didn’t want a negative mark on my insurance record and I sure didn‘t want [...]
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A message from Michael O'Malley. As I sit here in the office, surveying maps of the hail swath and inspecting unbelievable photos of the damage, I can't help but feel the pain of what happened to our community. Most people think of roofers as celebrating such a windfall of destruction, and truly, many do without regard to the misery such hail causes. For us, we don't look at these storms as gold mines, but more as war zones. We are in the middle of patching holes through roofs, boarding up shattered windows, and consoling despairing homeowners. When it comes to [...]
Driving through your neighborhood, you’ll see different roofing styles, ranging from low-slope to steep roofs. While they are different in style, they also consist of different materials. If you’re in the market for a new roof, it’s important to consider the material that will complement your architectural structure and roofing type. […]
Did you know that insurance companies can kick up a real fuss about providing insurance for a house which has an older roof – insuring an older roof? You may already be very well aware of this fact, especially if you’re buying or selling a home! […]
Your local weatherman may be able to tell you when a storm is approaching, but he is unable to tell you what type of damage the storm may do to your home’s roof. Sadly, there is not always much you can do to prepare for roof damage, but there are some things you do need to know in case this type of damage does occur. It is not easy to assess the severity of damage to a roof after a storm hits, but it could be anything from a simple repair to a full roof replacement. Here’s how to tell if [...]
To ensure a successful roofing project, it is essential that you work with a roofing company you can trust. That said, it can be challenging to look for a reliable roofer, especially when many claim that they can meet your needs. […]
Your business establishment’s roof is equally important as your home’s roof. It protects your hard-earned investments as well as your employees from harsh climate conditions. Like with residential roofing, however, they are susceptible to the effects of the elements and can deteriorate over time. For this, it is essential to choose a roof that will ensure your peace of mind. […]
A good roof will protect your home for many years. Constant exposure to the elements and severe weather conditions, however, can degrade its quality and shorten its service life. In any case, you need to be vigilant in spotting signs of roofing failure or deterioration. An efficient way of assessing your roof’s condition is by hiring a reliable roofer. […]
One of the benefits of metal roofs that most homeowners look for in home improvement is energy efficiency. More and more, they want to invest in projects that will help maintain comfortable living spaces and that will help cut down utility bills. Investing in cool roofing is among the many things you can do to achieve an energy-efficient home. […]
If you’re ready to replace your old roof but do not know which material fits your home, you’re not alone. These days, there are plenty of roof materials available on the market. That’s why when it comes to choosing one for their home, most homeowners tend to feel lost and overwhelmed with the choices. […]