4 Things To Consider When Making Your Roof Emergency Action Plan

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No matter what time of year it is, it’s normal to want your home to be safe, warm, and cozy. Seasonal storms are intense and cause a lot of wear to any outdoor section of your home (but especially your roof). Whether it’s heavy rain, wind, or hail damage, it’s essential to have a roofing emergency action plan in place! 

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Why Some Roofs Are Blown Off During A Wind Storm

Why Some Roofs Are Blown Off During A Wind Storm

Severe weather events like wind storms can cause serious roof damage. In some cases, the wind is strong enough to cause the roof to separate from the rest of the home entirely. If you’re concerned about the integrity of your roof or are considering roof replacement, it’s advised to contact a roofing professional for guidance. Take a few moments to learn more about what makes a roof vulnerable to wind and how the issue can be addressed. Continue reading “Why Some Roofs Are Blown Off During A Wind Storm”

Is Storm Damage To Your Roof Considered An Act Of God?

Is Storm Damage To Your Roof Considered An Act Of God?

“Acts of God” refer to sudden, unexpected events which cannot be humanly controlled or protected against. With homeowner’s insurance, you are protected against certain acts of God, such as hail, wind, snow, and other adverse weather events. Damage caused by one of these could result in a full roof replacement, for example. However, some acts of God, such as flooding and earthquakes, require a special endorsement. Continue reading “Is Storm Damage To Your Roof Considered An Act Of God?”

4 Steps To Take After Storm Damage To Your Roof

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After storm damage to your roof, taking the right steps can make a huge difference in what occurs afterward. Storm damage can impact everything in your home, including furniture, floors, walls, and other valuables. Regardless of the extent of damage, it is crucial to restore things to normal as quickly as possible to prevent further water damage. Here are the steps to take after storm damage. Continue reading “4 Steps To Take After Storm Damage To Your Roof”

When Does Insurance Cover Storm Damage To My Roof?

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Most homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for roof damage occasioned by unpreventable incidents such as vandalism or fire. Emergency “acts of God” such as hail, wind, tornadoes, and hurricanes are also usually covered. It is essential to know the specifics of your homeowners’ insurance policy by reading through the fine prints or contacting your insurance agent. Continue reading “When Does Insurance Cover Storm Damage To My Roof?”

3 Reasons Roofs Leak & How Insurance Helps You Out

3 Reasons Roofs Leak & How Insurance Helps You Out

A leaky roof can cause significant damages if the underlying cause isn’t discovered early. Without proper and timely repairs, you may be forced to replace the entire roof.

The cost of labor and roofing materials is expected to continue its upward trend in 2019. Fortunately for you, homeowner insurance can help you bear the burden of leaky roofs.

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What to Expect with Roofing Insurance Claims

 

What to Expect with Roofing Insurance Claims

Filing a claim with your homeowners’ insurance policy for roof damage can be an intimidating task. Especially for homeowners who’ve never dealt with their insurance company on a claim, it can be overwhelming and more than a little daunting. Fortunately, this is one of those situations where a bit of education can make the process much less mysterious.

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How Hail Can Ruin Your Roof and Your Home

 

The June 11 hailstorm that swept across the Twin Cities, dropping temperatures 15 degrees in two hours, brought “hail in sheets,” according to the Star Tribune, and “hail so thick that it resembled several inches of snow.” What did it do to Minneapolis homeowners’ roofs? Twin Cities roofers can answer that: it wreaked havoc with our area’s roofs, and kept those Twin Cities roofers busy for many weeks. Continue reading “How Hail Can Ruin Your Roof and Your Home”