Wind Damage to Roof

Wind damage to the roof is the #1 cause of damage to homes in Florida following a storm. Let Sonshine Roofing assist you through the inspection and insurance process during these stressful times.

The Inspection Process

Before the Storm

Inspection BEFORE the storm is essential to ensure the integrity of your roof as well as to document the condition prior to the storm

After the Storm

Our professional evaluation can provide peace of mind by verifying roof-condition or make a plan to fix any wind damage to roof resulting from the storm

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Insurance Replacement

We are specially trained and equiped to work with your insurance company so you don’t have to

Don’t wait until after the storm to protect your home

Your roof could be leaking right now, causing thousands of dollars of damage and major headaches, and you don’t even know it. In fact, many roof problems are only discovered after they’ve reached an advanced stage – after leakage or other serious damage has already occurred.

To add years of life to your roof, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends two roof inspections each year to avoid premature roof failure. Studies reveal that small leaks are the worst kind of leaks because they eat away at your home destroying everything in their path, similar to an undetected cancer. All-inclusive inspections become even more important in slow economic time to ensure you receive the maximum service life from your roof and avoid premature roof replacement.

The cost of a roof inspection by a professional is insignificant compared to the cost of repairing or replacing a roof; this makes regular roof inspections a wise investment. Wouldn’t you prefer to find potential leaks and related damage before they become real problems? And before they lead to major repair bills? It’s really no different than going to a doctor for a checkup even when you’re not feeling sick.

The small amount paid for a professional inspection can save you thousands of dollars and has proven to provide homeowners years of additional service life. Some roofers will offer you a free inspection but you should be aware that all inspections cost money and are never really free they may even create problems to cover their costs, even if a repair is not needed and you end up paying for the inspection anyway. By agreeing to pay the inspection fee up front you eliminate the “need to create a problem” and positioning yourself to receive an accurate and unbiased evaluation.

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Common Types of Wind Damage to Roof

Missing, Creased or Lifted shingles are gateways to much larger problems. It is vital to have your roof inspected before and after a potential storm to ensure the interior of your home remains protected!

Before The Storm

Have your roof inspected by a licensed Florida Roofing Contractor before hurricane season begins.

 

Here’s Why:

 To find and ADDRESS ISSUES that make your roof vulnerable to storm damage.

To DOCUMENT the condition of your roof before the storm to help with potential future insurance claims.

 

After The Storm

How did your roof handle the severe weather?

Loose or MISSING SHINGLES, cracked or SLIPPED TILE and more can lead to greater roof problems and expenses.

 

 FLYING DEBRIS poses a threat to your roof’s integrity as well.  Our professional evaluation can provide peace of mind by verifying the post-storm condition of your roof and making a plan to fix any weather related damages.

Did you know?

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Inspecting your roof PRIOR to a storm hitting can ensure that your claims are handled more effeciently and repair/replacement costs are often covered at only the cost of your deductible.

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LEGALLY, your insurance policy CANNOT increase in price or be canceled for claims deemed to be the result of an act of nature (Act of God)

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Homeowners insurance may even cover the cost of a complete replacement, should damage warrant such work

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F.A.Q.

Choosing a roofing contractor is as important as the type of roof selected and the materials used. Head over to the 5 Things Every Roofing Contractor Should Tell Youpage to learn more.

Get an experienced consultation and estimate by calling us today to schedule a time to meet with one of our Roofing Specialists.

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Will my insurance rates go up?

The State of Florida prohibits insurance companies from raising your insurance costs due to an “act of nature” or “act of God”. Most times the only cost to you is your deductible.

What should I expect from my insurance?

Insurance companies will often require proof that the damage to your roof was not present prior to the storm. This is where SonShine roofing has you covered! We will perform and document a roof inspection before storm season, we will inspect and repair any damage that exists before the season. If there is a claim we can submit the inspection to the insurance to prove damage was not present prior to the storm.

How will I know a roof needs to be replaced?

The average lifespan of an asphalt roof, the most common type of roof in America, is 20 to 25 years, but a roof can last much longer when properly maintained. However, a shorter lifespan may occur if the roof was installed over old roofing material. The same is true if adequate ventilation is not present. The presence of excessive granules in the gutters on the home indicates the roof may need to be replaced. These granules tend to be present in gutters when the life cycle of the shingles is nearing its end. The presence of dark or inconsistent spots on the roof may be a sign of granules that are falling off.

When walking on the roof, such as when installing Christmas lights or cleaning off roof debris, pay attention to any areas that feel spongy or bouncy like a trampoline. This typically means moisture has made its way to the decking underneath the roofing material, and the roof may need to be replaced. All are signs it’s time to call a reputable roofing company to do a more thorough inspection. This will help you determine what is needed, a roof repair or roof replacement.

For example, a shingled roof is of very little value without nails to hold it in place. However, the manufacturers of each of a roof’s components only cover the items they manufacture. A shingle manufacturer will not replace a roof that’s under warranty if they determine the nails caused the roof failure. A fifty year or lifetime shingle manufacturer warranty is of little value if the nails rust out and leak in a few short years.

Various warranties have certain limitations and have very specific requirements or the warranty is null and void. Make sure your contractor understands the fine print of each of the various materials they are recommending and is aware of potential issues. Oversight on these details can void a material warranty during the installation process.

Other contractors offer free inspections, why choose SonShine?

The cost of a roof inspection by a professional is insignificant compared to the cost of repairing or replacing a roof; this makes regular roof inspections a wise investment. Wouldn’t you prefer to find potential leaks and related damage before they become real problems? And before they lead to major repair bills? It’s really no different than going to a doctor for a checkup even when you’re not feeling sick.

 The small amount paid for a professional inspection can save you thousands of dollars and has proven to provide homeowners years of additional service life. Some roofers will offer you a free inspection but you should be aware that all inspections cost money and are never really free they may even create problems to cover their costs, even if a repair is not needed and you end up paying for the inspection anyway. By agreeing to pay the inspection fee up front you eliminate the “need to create a problem” and positioning yourself to receive an accurate and unbiased evaluation. 

Will insurance repair or replace my roof?

Based on our inspection we will make a recommendation as the the work required, we can assist in submitting the necessary paperwork to your insurace. We will work directly with the insurance company to come up with a plan for repairing or replacing the roof. Replacement is always an option depending on the extent of the damage and the overall condition of the roof following a storm.

What should I expect during roof replacement?

At SonShine Roofing, we want you to be prepared for the best roof replacment experience possible. You may find this post helpful so you know what to expect during roof repair and replacment.

Find out more about Why We Charge A Service Fee for a Roofing Estimate and what you’re really getting with free estimates.

Having your roof looked at by a professional roofing contractor at least once a year is the best way to protect your roofing investment. Annual inspections and maintenance when needed will minimize your overall roofing cost. Detecting a problem before it becomes larger can make the difference between an inexpensive repair or a complete roof replacement. Let us help you maintain your roof to maximize its useful service life.

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