Nov 12
Unsure If You Should File a Homeowner’s Claim?
12 Nov, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Homeowners insurance reimburses you when your home is damaged by a menace that's covered in your policy. If you believe your home has obtained storm damage, you should consider filing a homeowners claim.  Storm damage includes, Water & Ice Damage, Lightning Strikes & Power Surges, and Wind, Hail and Fallen Trees. A lot of issues that come with filing an insurance claim is that the "storm damage" usually ends up being wear and tear or third part damage, which is not covered by homeowners insurance. Filing just one claim will also eventually raise the price on your insurance rate. Monthly…
Oct 30
The Life Cycle of Shingles
30 Oct, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
What is Natural Aging? As soon as your new roof is installed, the natural aging process will begin. If you leave your roof unattended for awhile, you will see the costly affects of normal weather on your roof. There are many different factors when it comes to a roof failure. Poor workmanship is perhaps the number one cause of roof failures. Improper installation can cause water penetration, premature wear, and overall decreased performance of your new roof regardless of material quality. If you have had your roof installed by a trustworthy and reputable company, the biggest reason for your roof…
Oct 29
Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Your Roof
29 Oct, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
To better understand your roof, you will want to start by learning the different parts that make up your roof. In this blog post, we will go over the parts of your roof, what they are used for, and where on your roof the material would be located. Let's get started! Flashing- Thin Pieces of material installed to prevent the passage of water into the structure from a joint or as part of a weather resistant system; Installed to surround roof features, such as vents, chimneys and skylights Skylights- The primary benefit is to let more natural sunlight enter your…
Oct 9
The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Decorating
9 Oct, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Holidays are approaching, and with holidays come a lot of decorations. There are certain ways you should and shouldn't decorate the outside of your home. In this post we will talk about what could damage your roof during holiday decorating and how to take a better approach to it. Never Decorate Alone / Have a Helper Having someone there to help you decorate is important for your safety. Having a helper to hold the ladder and pass your supplies is a sure way to reduce risk while decorating. Even if you find yourself in an accident, you will have someone…
Sep 10
A Guide to Protecting Your Flat Roof
10 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
1. Inspect Regularly Flat roofs are prone to leaks and surface degradation due to weathering and standing water. Objectively look at the surface of your flat roof for granular loss, ponding, holes, punctures or even blisters in the membrane. Check the drains for blockages and inspect the flashings and membrane seams for signs of wear and tear or corrosion. Flashings are also prone to fungus, which can push the flashing away from the surface of the roof and cause leaks. You or a professional should inspect your roof at least three times a year and also after storms. GET AN…
Sep 9
Buying a New Home? Here’s What You Should Look for in a Roof.
9 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Age of Roof When buying a home, you always want to ask the homeowner or realtor how old the current roofing system is. A roof can last up to 50 years if installed and maintained correctly. The older the roofing system is, the more likely you will need to invest in repairing or replacing it sooner. You want to look for cracked or missing tiles and shingles, any signs of bulging or curling edges and you want to make sure that there is no water spots on the inside or outside of the home.   Good Ventilation System A good…
Sep 6
4 Roof Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
6 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
1. Using a Non-Customized Power Washer While some pressure washers are made for light duty and release about 1300 PSI of water, the higher pressure can easily force shingles upward and cause them to bend or rip away from the roof completely. Another consideration is roof penetrations, such as skylights, vents, flashing etc., where high pressured water could compromise the sealants and enter the home. Water temperature is also a concern. If the temperature of the water is too hot, it could damage roofing components. Lastly, if the angle of both the spray directed at the roof and the deflection…
Sep 3
5 Common Gutter Problems
3 Sep, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
1. Clogged Gutters Clogged gutters have a tendency to become over-weighted with slow moving water, soiled dirt, and leaves. This not only stresses the gutters but it puts even more stress on fascia boards and soffits. In some cases if the gutter doesn’t break free from the part of the building it’s attached to, it can bring that part of the building with it. It is not uncommon to see a clogged gutter take part of the fascia and soffit down with it. Fixing these problems can cost you thousands of dollars. Clogged gutters can also be related to pest…
Aug 30
Are You Prepared for a Hurricane?
30 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Create an Evacuation Plan Kathy Phillips, a Senior Underwriter at USAA, recommends creating a family evacuation plan that includes figuring out more than one escape route to your destination and calling ahead to shelters to make sure they can take your entire family, including pets. Map out your primary routes and backup routes to your evacuation destinations in case roads are blocked or impassable. Try to have a physical map of the area available in case GPS satellite transmissions are down or your devices run out of power. Make sure you have a plan of items you will take in…
Aug 28
Common Roof Problems and Solutions
28 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Tiffany Leffert
Punctures: Foot traffic is the main reason for roof punctures. This includes service personnel  such as, plumbers, satellite technicians and roofing technicians who are not careful with their tools. Walking on the roof can cause can cause sharp or blunt punctures to the roof. To prevent this from happening, limit foot traffic on the roof to professionals only and consider using a log sheet for tracking contractors and service personnel who work on your roof. Also, only hire highly trained and experienced people when heavy items are used on a roof. Wildlife can also cause punctures in your roof membrane.…