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Feb 2011 Storm hits Metro Atlanta

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Claims Guide with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by HAPS

The first big storm of 2011 hit the Metro Atlanta area today.  High winds up to 70 mph, large hail, and heavy rains crossed the Northern suburbs of Atlanta on Feb 28, 2011.  Trees have fallen across the area and early reports showed over 8000 power outages across the Metro Atlanta area.

Dollar amount of damage has not been determined, however, homeowners interested in determining if they have incurred damage to their homes need to have an experienced roofing company inspect their homes to determine if hail damage or storm damage have impacted their homes.

Call HAPS at 404-933-6610 asap to discuss your options and set up an appointment for an inspection.  If you have damage we recommend you file an insurance claim quickly to increase your odds of approval.  Our experience has shown that more claims get approved right after the storm.  Our belief is the adjusters and their managers are so busy processing claims that they don’t micro manage the adjuster reports as much as they do during the “slow” periods.

If you do have storm damage on your roof, it is crucial that you have an experienced claims services company represent you during the claim process.  HAPS helped homeowners receive approvals of over $800,000 in 2010 from insurance claims for hail damage & wind damage on their roofs, and water damage from leaks on the interior of their home.

We also advise you not to file a hail damage claim or storm damage claim if you haven’t had an inspection to determine if you have damage.  We know many roofing companies push to put in a roof claim as a “numbers game” hoping to get a small percentage approved.  That’s fine for them, but if you don’t have damage you have put in a hail damage or wind damage claim for nothing.

For every 100 roofs we get approved for storm damage we inspect about 500 roofs without putting in claims because we don’t find enough damage to put in a claim.  You don’t find that very often in this industry.

If you wonder if you have storm damage on your roof from the February 28, 2011 storm or other storms in the last 2 years; call us at 404-933-6610 to discuss your options.  We will represent you throughout the entire process.

Stay safe.

Were you denied on your roof claim?

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2010 by HAPS

This year was a very busy year for roofing contractors throughout the Metro Atlanta area.  Many homeowners had their roofs replaced due to the hail and wind storms which occurred from Spring of 2009 through the Spring of 2011.  We’ve also seen a large percentage of homeowners who have been denied on their claims.  If you are one of these people, you are not alone.  It doesn’t seem fair that your neighbors all got a new roof and you didn’t.  We see it EVERY day.

The bottom line is, each claim is treated as an individual case by the insurance company regardless of what happened at your neighbor’s house.  Each adjuster has the right to approve or deny a claim, and each adjuster is different.  We’ve seen houses get denied which are in much worse shape than houses we’ve seen approved.  It’s totally subjective.

What can you do?  The answer is simple.  Protect your home now, and if possible, wait for the next storm. Why protect your home now?

If your roof is 5 years old we highly suggest you have maintenance done to your roof to “hold you over” until you need to replace your roof.  When your roof is built you generally have rubber pipe jacks around your plumbing pipes.  These sleeves dry rot after a few years, and they are a major cause of leaks.  Additionally, caulking is applied on any exposed nails and around areas where leaks are most likely to occur when the roof is built.  This caulk does not last for the life of your roof; and it needs to be redone every 2 or 3 years.

Roof Decking Damage from Leaks

We highly suggest you have your roof maintained by a company who knows how to properly maintain your roof to prevent major damage from occurring.  Home Asset Protection Services is that company.

We have several packages available to you.  We can replace all pipe jacks, caulk around all vents, fix flashing around chimneys and walls, and replace cracked or missing shingles where needed…..all for a very minimal cost.

While we know you’re disappointed that your roof didn’t get approved for replacement, we would like to help you maintain your roof until the next storm arrives.  If you need to replace your roof, we go over and above to ensure your roof will be installed properly, efficiently, affordable, and built to last.

As an extra bonus, during our maintenance work we will inspect your roof and let you know approximately how much “life” is left in your roof; and we will inspect your roof to determine if you should file a claim now or wait until the next storm.

Call 404-933-6610 if you live in the Metro Atlanta area to have one of our specialists discuss your options for maintaining your roof or visit our Homepage to fill out a form with your information and requests.

Of course….if another storm hits your area, call us and we’ll perform a free inspection to determine if you have enough storm damage to file a claim with your insurance company.  We’ll be honest.  Insurance claims are not a numbers game.  We don’t suggest you file unless you have damage.  We’ve been through hundreds of adjuster inspections so we know what they look for, we know what they approve, and we know the best practices of helping you get approved when you deserve it.  We do suggest that you never have an adjuster inspect your roof without an experienced roofing company to represent you during the inspection.  It improves your chances of approval dramatically.

Call us at 404-933-6610 if you would like to discuss your options for protecting your roof.  We put Honesty and Courtesy first!

September, 2010 Hail & Wind Storms Cause Roof Damage in Metro Atlanta

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Claims Guide with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by HAPS

 

Roof Job in Progress

A rare summer hail storm hit the Metro Atlanta area in September, 2010.  Homeowners need to react quickly if you think you may have hail damage or wind damage to your roof.  Storm reports indicate hail hit in Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Duluth, Sugar Hill, &  Newnan.  Additionally, high winds occurred across the metro area.

The only way to know if you have enough storm damage to file a claim with your insurance company is to have a professional inspect your roof.  Hail damage to your shingles is generally NOT visible from the ground.  If you have had hail storms in your area you should have your roof inspected quickly.

While insurance companies allow hail or wind claims within a 1 to 2 year period, the majority of the claims get approved during the first few months after the storm.

While not verified, it is believed more roof replacements get approved soon after the storm because the insurance companies managers are so busy processing claims that they don’t have time to micro manage the adjusters who decide whether the claim should be approved or not.

The adjusters are trained to make the call, but when their bosses are watching over them with a careful eye they are more careful in what they approve.  This is what happens long after the storms when less claims are being processed and the managers have more time to look over adjuster reports and overrule approvals.

Again, this is speculation; however, we see higher approval rates after each storm.

If you experienced hail or high winds from the September  2010 storm call Home Asset Protection Services at 404-933-6610 to arrange for a free inspection of your roof.  We are a full service roofing company who knows what to look for, knows how to file the claim, knows how to get your roof approved, and knows how to make sure you get proper compensation for your claim.  You can also contact us at CONTACT FORM

We do quality work on your roof, and we go over and above the claim scope of work to make sure your roof is built to last for years.

If you are interested in finding out if your home may qualify for a roof replacement paid for by your insurance company due to storm damage …. give us a call at 404-933-6610.

Hail Damage in Alpharetta and John’s Creek Georgia July 2010

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information with tags , , , , on July 29, 2010 by HAPS

On Monday July 26, 2010 a major hailstorm hit in Alpharetta and John’s Creek Georgia causing major hail damage to roofs across the area.   Reports of 1.75″ to 2″ hail have been made by homeowners throughout the area.   Insurance companies will be extremely busy in the coming months as the claims roll in.

Hail Spot on Shingle

Hail Damaged Shingle

Our experience is that insurance companies are more prone to approve claims within close proximity to the storm date because they have so many storm damage claims to process that they don’t spend as much time micro managing adjuster summaries from their inspections.

What does this mean to the homeowner?  Basically, if you file a claim quickly, you will increase your odds of having your hail damage claim approved tremendously.

If you live in Alpharetta or John’s Creek Georgia you should contact Home Asset Protection Services as soon as possible to arrange for a FREE pre inspection of your home to determine if you need to file a claim.

We advise you to have your home pre inspected before you file a claim to ensure you have hail damage on your roof.  Our trained staff will assist you throughout the entire process.  We will inspect your roof, help you file a claim if needed, provide the necessary information to the insurance company, keep records and/or pictures from the inspections to back our findings, and ensure the insurance companies compensate you fairly for your roof replacement.

Don’t delay.  If you’ve considered having your roof checked for hail damage, NOW is the time.  Call 404-933-6610 today to arrange for a FREE inspection of your home.

Don’t Sacrifice Quality on Your Roof

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Claims Guide with tags , , , on May 25, 2010 by HAPS

We’ve had some great success representing homeowners in repairing and/or replacing their roofs during the past wave of storm damage claims.  We’ve done this by being thorough in our inspections, courteous and professional in our customer servcies, and most importantly, we go over and above to ensure your roof is secure and built to last.

We use the best quality products and we often upgrade to give you a better roof system.   You want your roofer to utilize better water protection with Ice and Water Shield, you need the the proper ventilation such as ridge vents, power vents, etc. based on the square footage of space.   You need at least 4 nails in every shingle and you need proper nailing on the edges.  The edges need to be cut properly.  Flashing and ice and water shield should be properly installed to protect areas susceptible for leaks.  Pipe boots need to be changed out and caulked properly.  All of these areas are VERY IMPORTANT when you are trying to protect your home for many years.

If you’re thinking of using our company you can be assured we do quality work.  We’ve got a long list of satisfied customers who will vouch for our company and the services we provide.

We’ve done small residential jobs and large commercial jobs.  Our goal is to build enough trust to be the first person you call in the future when you are considering a home repair or home improvement.  It’s how we run our business.  Treat the homeowner right and you’ll use us again.

We do interior and exterior painting, trim work, sheetrock work, wood repair, window and door repair,water remediation,  counter tops, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, screened in porches,  tile, flooring, plumbing issues, basement finishing, room additions.  By offering multiple services we can save you a lot of per trip charges each different company providing services.

If you would like to meet with one of our staff to discuss your repair or restoration need feel free to contact George at 404-933-6610.

Thank you for your consideration of Home Asset Protection Services.  We look forward to working with you in the future.

Why You Choose HAPS for your Hail Storm Damage Claim

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Claims Guide with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2010 by HAPS

Our company has experienced tremendous success this year in our hail claims services business, and I want to share some of the reasons people choose Home Asset Protection Services to represent them in their roofing claim.

Our claims managers are courteous & professional, and we are experts in the hail damage claims services.  Why?  Because we believe in helping people and we have a great system in place for improving approval rates for roofs which have experienced damage.  Also, we’re honest.  If we don’t believe your roof will get approved…it won’t.   If it’s a low percentage, we will tell you.  And if your chances are good…we will SHOW YOU PICTURES of your shingles so you can see for yourself.

We have met with adjusters from every insurance company and we understand what it takes to get approved.  We have great relationships with many of them as we see them on a regular basis…and we have a mutual respect for each other’s expertise.    Our experience has shown that having someone on the roof during your claim inspection improves your chances for approval by 70%.  Time and time again we’ve seen homeowner’s try it on their own and get denied.  You need someone with hundreds of adjuster appointments under their belt to: 1. Ensure your damage is pointed out to the adjuster and 2. Make sure you are properly compensated for the work which needs to be done.

As for building the roof…..we understand your concerns and we go over and beyond to make sure your job is done properly with the best materials available. We offer a no leak warranty on our workmanship so you better believe our focus is on replacing a roof which will last, look good, and not leak.

Our references are our most important asset.  We encourage our prospective homeowners to speak with our references because they “sell” our company better than we do.  Many were hesitant at first but they are always amazed when they receive the checks for thousands of dollars for their roof replacement.  It doesn’t stop there.  After they receive the 1st check they are always satisfied with the quality of our work.  When they see how we go over and above by using ice and water shield in the valleys, using extra nails, and adding proper ventilation as needed, they know they realize they made the right choice.

If you want to check us out….Call 404-933-6610 and talk to George.  He owns the company and he realizes you are making a 25-30 year decision.  He will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your claim.  You can also fill out a request form by CLICKING HERE; and someone will contact you within 24 hrs.

Also, so you’ll know, we do virtually ALL home improvements.  Our roofing customers use us and refer us to others for painting, drywall repair, wood rot repair, gutters and gutter guards, siding, decks, windows, tile, structural repair, etc., etc.

We don’t want a one time customer who will call us every 30 years they need a roof.  We want you be so satisfied with our quality and service that you call us for any home repair in the future.  It’s how we stay in business.

If you are considering having your roof checked out to see if you’ve had hail or wind damage, call us at 404-933-6610 for a FREE inspection.  If we find damage we’ll represent you through the entire process from pre inspection to adjuster apppointments to analyzing adjuster summaries to ordering materials to finishing the job and helping you secure ALL due monies from your insurance claim.

Have a great day!!!

March 2010 Roof with Charcoal Black Architectural Shingles

New Roof: GAF Charcoal Black Architectural Shingles

Another Brick Home with Architectural Shingles

More GAF charcoal Architectural Shingles

Free Hail Damage Pre Inspection

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Claims Guide with tags , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by HAPS

How do you know if you have hail damage on your roof?  Most homeowners don’t climb on their roofs to see if damage has occured, nor do we recommend you do so.

You need a thorough pre inspection by a qualified roofer who has experience in this area.

Our team of professionals do thorough pre inspections before we advise you to file a hail damage claim with your insurance company.  During our inspection we climb on your roof, we take pictures of your vents and shingles, and we count the hail “dings” in a 10′ x 10′ test square just like the adjusters will do if a claim is filed.

When we are done with the inspection, we show you the pictures so you can have visual evidence of your roof before you decide to file a hail damage claim with your insurance company.

Damaged Turtle Vent

Hail Damaged Shingle

After we show you the pictures we assist you in the remainder of the claims process.  We help you file the claim, we explain the entire claims process to you, we meet with the insurance adjuster during their inspection to represent YOU,  we make sure the measurements and compensation are correct, we explain the adjuster summary to you, we assist you in getting your full claim amount, we install your roof in a timely manner, and we assist you in recovering any final payments due from the insurance company, and we warranty our workmanship for 5 years.

Handling this yourself can be overwhelming if you don’t have experience in this area.  Home Asset Protection Services will make the process easy for you.

So if you’re interested in finding out if your home may qualify for a roof replacement due to Hail Damage, call 404-93-6610 to arrange for a FREE pre inspection of your home.

We look forward to representing you.