2014 Roofing Services in Atlanta Georgia Area

Posted in Claims Guide, Roofing Articles with tags , , , , on March 3, 2014 by HAPS

Getting ready for storm season.  Generally Hail Storms occur in the Spring of the year.  When hail or wind storms occur…it’s very important that you have your home checked for Hail Damage within a short period of time after the actual hail storm date.  Why?  Because Insurance companies are generally more likely to approve roofing claims for hail damage right after the storm.

At HAPs we’ve got years of experience in determining if damage has occurred and we have years of experience dealing with the insurance adjusters who inspect your roof for hail damage or wind damage to determine if your claim should be approved for roof replacement.

It is totally up to the insurance company, however, our experience in roofing claims, roofing construction, and roofing repair is a valuable tool for helping you get approved for your roofing claim.   Why?  Because you have someone on the roof during the adjuster appointment to help show the adjuster where the hail damage occurred.  

If you have leaks or if you believe you may have damage to your roof, call Geovani Reyes at 770-906-1356 to arrange for an inspection of your roof.  If hail damage or wind damage is not present, we can give you an estimate for repairs which need to be done to stop the leak.

Be proactive with your roof.  A leaking roof can lead to much larger problems if you don’t take care of your roof.  If you need roofing services in the Atlanta, Georgia area, call us today.

 

Large Hail Causes Damage Across Metro Atlanta Area March 2013

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Claims Guide, Roofing Articles with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by HAPS

Huge hail dropped on the Metro Atlanta area this week causing widespread hail damage across town.  Hail as large as 2.75″ dropped from the sky breaking windshields and causing damage to roofs. 

Numerous reports have shown storm damage has occured from hail in many areas including Stockbridge, Riverdale, Douglassville, McDonough, Newnan.  Not only did hail hit the newsworthy areas, we also have confirmed reports of hail in many cities across the Metro Atlanta area.

Any hailstorms which produce hail over 1″ in diameter can cause damage to roofs. 

We fully  expect the out of town storm chasers to rush into town in the next few days.  What does this mean to you, the homeowner?  First, you are in an area where insurance companies expect to pay for roof replacement.  That’s why the storm chasers come into town.  They know the percentages of approval of roof claims will be high for the next 6 months. 

Here’s the problem you don’t understand.  They will help you file the claim and they’ll help you get your roof claim approved.  Those are the good things.  The downside is…. the out of town roofing companies will use roofing crews they don’t know and don’t oversee.  Then in 1-2 years when you have a problem because of poor installation…. they will be gone.

Home Asset Protection Services, LLC is a local Metro Atlanta based company located in Suwanee, GA.  We have years of experience in the hail damage claims industry, we know the adjusters, we know the area, and we have references all over the Metro Atlanta area who had their roofs replaced from a hail damage or wind damage claim.

If you are interested in fair representation from an honest company call George at 404-933-6610, Geovani at 770-906-1356, or Louis at 678-886-9600; or fill out a free inspection request form at CLICK HERE.  We’ll arrange for a free inspection to determine if you have enough hail damage to warrant filing a claim, and we’ll assist you through the entire claims process from filing the claim to building the roof to dealing with the insurance companies.

Don’t make the mistake of dealing with a storm chaser from out of town.  Otherwise, you might end up like the many homeowners who have utilized our leak repair division to clean up the mess left behind from sub par installation.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.  There are keys to success when dealing with hail damage claims and the insurance companies.  Contact http://www.HapsAtlanta.com today.  

PS. For those of you who want to do your homework, feel free to read through this blog for more information on hail damage, roofing claims, and how the insurance process works when dealing with storm damage claims and insurance adjusters.

Roof Leaking ? Causes and Prevention (Metro Atlanta Roofing)

Posted in Roofing Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2012 by HAPS

While many Metro Atlanta Homeowners have had their roof replaced in the past few years as a result of hail damage or wind damage, many stillhave leaks and/or issues with their roof.  In all honesty, most roof leaks occur as a result of the following issues:

  • Flashing, Sealant, or Wood Rot at Chimneys.
  • Flashing issues where roof meets walls.
  • Cracked or rotted Pipe Boots.
  • Poorly sealed or rusted exhaust vents.
  • Missing or Loosely nailed shingles.
  • Nail Pops or Toe Board Holes.
  • Gutter Issues.
  • Improper Roof Installation.

The good news is most of these roof repairs can be performed for a modest cost (as long as they are performed early before major damage occurs).

At the bottom of this article you can see pictures of some of the aforementioned roof issues which have been described.

So what are the early signs of roof leaks?

  1. Brown spots on ceilings.
  2. Dripping sound during rain.
  3. Wet insulation in attic.
  4. Wet spots on wood decking in attic.

Most people don’t realize……..your roof needs regular maintanence just like a car needs an oil change or a person needs a checkup.

While shingles are designed to last 15-40 years, many other components of the roof do not last this long.  The pipe boots (rubber “collars”) which wrap around plumbing pipes (white pipes coming out of your roof) often dry rot after 5-7 years.  Exhaust vents rust or have sealant wear off after a few years.  Exposed nails on the ridge need resealed to prevent rust and/or leaks, ventilation such as turtle vents (black boxes generally on the back of your roof) need resealing,   Additionally, in some instances whoever installed your roof set their nail guns pressure too high or too low causing nails to either “shoot” through the shingle or pop out causing lift or holes in the shingle.

Our “Roof Tuneup” is the ideal solution to not only stop leaks, but to PREVENT leaks and maintain the life of your roof.

With the roof tuneup we:

  1. Inspect your roof for overall condition.
  2. Repair, reseal, or replace pipe boots.
  3. Repair, reseal, and paint your exhaust vents.
  4. Make minor repairs to flashing at chimneys, where walls meet roof, etc.
  5. Repair or reseal turtle vents or power vents.
  6. Reseal all exposed nails.
  7. Repair and seal all nail pops.
  8. Repair and/or seal toe board holes.
  9. Replace up to 10 missing shingles
  10. Seal all chimney caps.

The roof tuneup works.  We recommend a roof tuneup every 3-5 years until your entire roof needs replacing.  Of course if a major hail storm or wind storm occurs or if a tree/tree limb falls on your house you should have an inspection of your roof performed soon thereafter to determine if storm damage has occured on your roof.

If your roof is leaking or if your roof is at least 5 years old you can call HapsAtlanta at 404-933-6610 to schedule an inspection of your roof or you can fill out a request form for a roof inspection at http://homeassetprotectionservices.com/Contact.html

Exhaust Vent Rusting & Cracked Seal

Cracking Pipe jack / boot

Missing Shingle & Poorly Sealed Vent

Atlanta Hail Storms 2012

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Roofing Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2012 by HAPS

Did you know we’ve had 3 hailstorms in Atlanta area in 2012? We’ve also had wind events which have caused damage to homes in the Metro Area.

We keep detailed information on file in order for our claims managers to accurately assist homeowners who are interested in determining if their home has been impacted with hail damage or wind damage.  We don’t believe in filing claims if the area has not been impacted by hail storms, tornadoes, or straight line winds within the insurance companies’ time limitations.

If you contact us with your address we can determine if an inspection is appropriate.  CLICK HERE to submit a form with your contact information.  We will contact you if we see you are in a storm area.

If you have leaks please let us know so we can make arrangements to send a leak specialist who will diagnose the roof leak, determine the best solution to repair the leak, and tarp the roof  or repair the roof before the next rain storm.

Our inspectors have hundreds of  inspections and repairs under their belts.  We know the difference between hail damage, wind damage, and blisters, nail pops, or high nailed shingles.  We know how to stop leaks, and we have a ROOF TUNEUP package to help maintain your roof and preserve the life of your roof for years.

With claims we have an extremely high approval rating because of our experience on roofs, our experience with the adjusters in our area, and our ability to determine if claims are approvable.  We DON”T want you to put a claim on record unless you have a chance.

We can also offer detailed inspection reports for your insurance company or mortgage lender when required.

If you have roof issues call someone you can trust.  Call Home Asset Protection Services at 404-933-6610 or CLICK HERE to fill out your contact information via email.We fixed this leak through a combination of roof repair and minor gutter syste

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Is this hail, a blister, tree damage, mechanical damage, animal damage, or vandalism?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2012 by HAPS

Home Asset Protection Services, LLC (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…

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Roofing Atlanta: Why Quality is so Important (pros & cons)

Posted in Claims Guide, Home Improvement, Roofing Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by HAPS

In our line of work we see it all….and I promise you there is a big difference in quality vs. price in the roofing industry.

Common mistakes we see include:

  • Poor attention in valleys:  In the valleys you need extra protection other than shingles & felt.  We suggest (and always use) ice & water shield in the valleys.  This is an asphalt based material with an adhesive backing which sticks to the decking.  This prevents water from penetrating the valley.  Some use valley metal which is long lasting.  The only issue is it does allow water penetration at the edges because it is nailed down instead of stuck to the decking.
  • Nailing issues:  We often see common mistakes when nailing. 1. Not enough nails (we use 5 minimum per shingle) 2. High Nailing: this is where roofing crews nail the shingles too close to the top of the shingles. Picture shingles which have come loose in sections and fallen off the roof.  3. Low nailing: Nails applied below the lower row of shingles will cause a leak sooner or later.  4. Nail pops: This is where nails are sticking up and eventually poke through the shingle.  This can occur if crews don’t remove nails from previous roof or if nail gun pressure is set too low during application.  Short nails: this mostly pertains to the thicker shingles such as architectural shingles where the nail doesn’t penetrate the shingle, felt underlayment, and wood decking.
  • Flat areas: This is a big problem.  Flat roof sections don’t have enough pitch to channel water downhill so basic asphalt shingles and felt don’t do the job.  You either need entire area covered with Ice & Water shield with shingles or, better yet, use a 2 piece flat roof system which includes a smooth base sheet covered by an asphalt granular cap sheet. (See pics below).
  • Flashing: This is the metal material used to channel water where the roof meets walls or chimneys.  We do leak repair on many roofs and flashing issues are the problem most often…especially on brick chimneys.
  • Poor ventilation: Proper ventilation is necesary to allow your roof (and attic) to “breathe”.  This prevents shingles blisters, it keeps the attic cooler, and it is necessary to maintain your shingle manufacturers warranty.  Proper roof ventilation can be ridge vent, power vents, and/or turtle vents (square “boxes”).  The proper ventilation has to be determined on a case by case basis depending on the type of roof you have and the square footage which needs to be ventilated.  We see 4′ of ridge vent on a tiny peak installed to ventilate  1200 SF of space.
  • Poor Preparation & Cleanup:  It is best to put tarps out in the areas surrounding structure to prevent unecessary damage to yard, driveways, plants, etc.  While it is almost impossible to take 1000 lbs + off a roof without some minor damage to plants, etc. proper prep will minimize issues.  Also, it is wise to move outdoor furniture, potted plants, etc before work begins.  Finally, advise roofing company supervisor of delicate areas such as tomatoe plants where you would like debris kept away as much as possible.  Cleanup is self explanatory.  If they don’t pick up the nails and debris you will not be happy.
  • Poor Project Management:  many companies use crews they barely know and there is no one to oversee that the work is being done properly.  They choose cheap labor to make more money, and the owner or project manager doesn’t take the time to ensure “danger zones” are taken care of.  I know of several BIG companies who use cheap, unkwown crews…..and the owner’s rarely ever go to a job site.  FYI, advertising doesn’t make a company great…..quality work and strong customer service works.

I hate to say it but we see alot of the above when we are reroofing homes in the Metro Atlanta area.

One way to determine if a roofing company knows what they’re doing is to ask if they do leak repairs.  If they say no run like the wind.  Many won’t perform leak repairs because they are afraid they can’t diagnose and correct the problem.  If they won’t offer to repair the leak, but instead ask you to file a claim for a new roof you should probably be cautions.

I’m not happy writing this post, but I feel compelled in order to educate homeowners on this industry.  We have lost jobs where we KNOW problems will occur as competitor pricing is below proper material and labor cost.  Roof replacement is not something you want to cut corners on.  Leaks can damage ceilings, walls, flooring, furniture, and lead to mold issues.

Our company Home Asset Protection Services does it right.  We ALWAYS use ice and water shield in valleys, at flashing, and around vents and exhausts, we ALWAYS use 5 nails minimum per shingles, we ALWAYS use proper ventilation, we ALWAYS use correct flashing techniques, and we ALWAYS guarantee our work.

See pictures below from a recent project where specific expertise was required and additional services were provided to make the client extremely pleased they chose HAPS as their roofer.

If you have leaks or if you are considering having your roof inspected or replaced call us at 404-933-6610 or CLICK HERE to fill out a form for a FREE estimate/inspection.  We will provide photos and an accurate description of the condition of your roof.  If you have storm damage we will advise you and assist you accordingly.  If you have issues such as those listed above we will advise you and make the corrections.  If you just need a maintenance package to get your roof in good condition we will advise you of these options as well.

We also provide detailed reports for bank or insurance companies who request a roof inspection report before they will refinance or insure your home.  If you need a roof inspection report call 404-933-6610 or CONTACT US to discuss.

Please understand, every roof is not an insurance claim.  Some just need repairs and/or TLC.

When deciding on your roofing company check references, ask questions about items listed above, and don’t base your decision on price alone.

Roofing Done Right !

Pictures of a recent project completed in Dunwoody.  First picture is the completed job DONE RIGHT!   Second picture shows where we installed additional downspout which takes water fromt the top roof to the bottom roof gutter.  Picture 3 shows the damaged decking which was caused by the previous gutter system.  We changed out the decking and added additional gutter and downspout in the open area.  Picture 4 shows properly installed ridge vent which gave the roof proper ventilation to maintain manufacturer’s lifetime shingle warranty.

Click Here for a FREE inspection.
 

 

Respectfully,

George Hearn

President

Home Asset Protection Services

Stop your ROOF LEAKS before the damage gets too expensive.

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Home Improvement with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by HAPS

If you’ve noticed wet spots or brown spots on your ceilings you obiviously have a leak in your home.  In most cases these leaks are caused by problems on your roof or busted/leaking pipes.

Roof Leaks can cause major damage including drywall damage, insulation, damage, mold, and in extreme cases….damage to your flooring.

If you see signs of water damage on your ceiling contact us for a free inspection of your roof to determine what needs to be done to stop the leak.

We not only perform leak repairs, we also have ROOF TUNEUP PACKAGES where we do the following:

  1. Inspect your roof for areas of concern
  2. Seal exposed nails.
  3. Repair and/or seal all vents.
  4. Repair or replace all pipe boots and seal same areas.
  5. Repair damaged or missing flashing.
  6. Repair loose flashing at chimneys & walls.
  7. Replace up to 10 shingles
  8. Nail down and seal any nail pops.
  9. Caulk all toe board holes.
  10. Repair and/or caulk ridge vent.

Preventive maintenance IS necessary on your roof.  The best caulk (which we use) generally wears out after 3-5 years, so if your roof is at least this old it is probably best to have someone inspect your roof to determine if these services are necessary.  CLICK HERE FOR FREE INSPECTION.  When you click the link you will see a Free Estimate form to fill out which will forward your information to us.  We will have a representative contact you within 24 hrs to make an appointment to inspect your roof.

Home Asset Protection Services (HAPS) is a full service home repair and home improvement company in the Metro Atlanta area who specializes in roofing, siding, drywall repair, painting, decks, flooring, wood rot repair, windows, doors, etc. so feel free to request other services throught the same contact us form, or call us at 404-933-6610.

We have references throughout the Metro Atlanta area as we have repaired or replaced roofs in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Acworth, Buford, Cobb, Conyers, Cumming, Decatur, Dekalb, Duluth, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Gwinnett, John’s Creek, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Mableton, Marietta, McDonough, Norcross, Roswell, Sandtown, Smyrna, Snellville, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee.

Your home is most likely one of you biggest assets.  Let Home Asset Protection Services, LLC (HAPS) help you protectyour asset to give you the piece of mind in knowing your home will last.

HAPS Top Roofer in Dunwoody in 2011

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Home Improvement with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2011 by HAPS

We were so excited to hear that our company, Home Asset Protection Services, LLC (HAPS) has been recognized as one of the top residential roofing companies in Dunwoody/Sandy Springs Georgia for 2011.

According to the City of Dunwoody code compliance department, HAPS rebuilt more roofs in this lovely city than just about every other roofing company.  We take great pride in this accomplishment as we greatly value our relationship with the citizens of this community.  City Code C0mpliance Inspector Phil Paulin commented, “I keep a close watch on the roofing companies who come into our fine city, and I trust George Hearn and HAPS more that any other company.  When I inspect their jobs I know they are doing to job right; and therefore I know with confidence they are taking good care of the citizens of our community.”

Our company,  Home Asset Protection Services, LLC is a full service Home Repair and Home Improvement company who services the North Metro Atlanta area.  Owner George Hearn states, “Dunwoody and Sandy Springs are #1 for us for a reason.  Almost all of our experiences in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs have been fantastic.  The people are kind, intelligent, and they care about their homes and their community.  Our high volume of roofing jobs is only the beginning.  We look forward to continuing to serve this fine community as our clients continue to maintain and/or make improvements to their homes.  The homes are beautiful, the city is thriving, and the citizens deserve to have a relationship with a company who cares about their clients satisfaction more than the almighty dollar.”

If you are considering Roofing, Painting, Siding, Flooring, Tree Removal, Kitchen/Bath upgrades, drywall repair, or just about any other home project we hope you’ll call 404-933-6610 for a free consultation and estimate.

Our company is built on trust and courtesy combined with a committment to going ‘over and above’ our requirements to ensure our clients are satisfied.  These relationships result in great referrals, repeat business, and satisfaction by the homeowner’s and the company.

If you have NOT had your roof inspected, call us at 404-933-6610 for a free inspection to determine the condition of your roof.  If we find storm related damage…we will assist you throughout the entire claims process from start to finish.  If you don’t have damage, we will advise you accordingly so you will not file frivolous claims with your insurance company.  We’ve seen many roofs with no damage where the homeowner filed a claim because a roofing company either didn’t have experience in identifying hail damage/storm damage, or they just had the homeowner file the claim in hopes it would get approved by the insurance company.  We think this is unfair to the homeowner.  Our approval ratings are in the 90% range because we don’t file them unless we feel there is a decent chance of approval.  We don’t guarantee approval because the claim can only be approved by the insurance company.  Their opinions are subjective based on the adjuster who runs the appointment.  With HAPS, we also treat the insurance adjusters with courtesy and honesty; and this reputation has served us well in the field.

Home Asset Protection Services, LLC (HAPS) is locally owned and operated out of Suwanee, GA.  Please visit our website at http://www.homeassetprotectionservices.com for more information; or call us at 404-933-6610 if you would like one of our representatives to assist you with any upcoming project.

HAPS Roofing and Home Improvement continues to satisfy Homeowners across Metro Atlanta Area

Posted in Home Improvement, Painting: Exterior with tags , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2011 by HAPS

We’ve had a VERY busy year in 2011 with a 95% + approval rating with insurance companies.  We attribute our high approval rate to providing honest preinspections, trustworthy relationships with adjusters, and hundreds of adjuster meetings worth of experience to KNOW what the adjusters require to approve claims.
 
Below are pictures of a couple of recent jobs for your review.
 
If you are interested in determining IF your roof has enough damage to file a claim please call 404-933-6610 to arrange for a preinspection.  If you have leaks which are not storm related, we also do leak repairs to stop the damage to your home.
 
Moire Black Architectural Shingles, 2 new solar powered vents

Recent roof replaced in Dunwoody

 

Lawrenceville Re Roof, home repairs, and Exterior Paint Job

We look forward to growing our client relationships in the future.  We have a great huge list of referrals across the Metro Atlanta area.  Feel free to contact us at 404-933-6610 for informataion on our company or to arrange for one of our honest and trustworthy associates to meet with you about your upcoming home repair or home improvement projects.

April 2011 Storm Damages Metro Atlanta Homes

Posted in Atlanta Hail Damage Information, Claims Guide with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2011 by HAPS

Another large group of storms hammered the Metro Atlanta area in April 2011 causing hail and wind damage to roofs in many areas.  Our inspectors have seen some significant hail damage in certain areas which confirm storm reports from local media.  This is the third big storm this year so the hail and wind damage claims business is picking up dramatically.

The April 2011 storm dropped hail up to 2.5 inches in certain areas with many homeowners reporting hail “covering their driveway”.   We are finding approvable damage in certain zones; and we are seeing an increase in hail and wind claims being approved in these zones.  If you would like to know if your home is in the hail area call 404-933-6610 or Click Here to fill out a reply form to set up an appointment with one of our claims reps to discuss your options.

Unfortunately, we are also seeing a lot of out of town roofers coming into town to work these storms.  We advise homeowners to be careful when deciding on using a roofer/claims services company to represent them during the storm.  While the out of state companies are adept at determining damage and getting claims approved….once the storms are done they leave town and the homeowner is stuck if they have a problem with their roof.  We see it ALL the time.

Since Roofing Claims are picking up we would like to take some time in this article to cover a few topics which we see every day, but the average homeowner has little knowledge of….

1. When we ask homeowners if they have had their roof checked (for free) to determine if they have suffered from hail damage to your home so many homeowners answer this question with the simple answer of “I don’t have leaks” :  Truthfully, hail doesn’t generally cause leaks at the time of the storm unless we see softball sized or broken windows.  Hail damage does cause a breakdown of the shingle which eventually allows water to pass through and damage your home.

If this is the case why do insurance companies pay for roof replacements if the hail damage doesn’t cause leaks.  The answer is actually simple.  If hail damages your shingles, you don’t have leaks now…but you will.  The insurance companies pay to replace the roof to prevent further damage to the interior of your home.  Waiting for leaks could add up to thousands if drywall, painting, mold, insulation, and/or furniture gets damaged. 

2. My neighbor got a new roof so I must have hail damage or wind damage:  Not true.  We see storm damage on one house and little damage on the neighbor’s home quite oftern.  Much is determined by many factors including age of the roof, tree cover, type of shingles, direction of storm, location of home, and obviously size of the hail.  The only way to determine if you have storm damage to your roof is to have it inspected by a company with EXPERIENCE in dealing with storm claims.

3. I was told by a roofer he/she could see that I have hail damage from a ground inspection.  This is crazy unless you live in Texas or Oklahoma where the hail is often big enough to go through the roof.  These roofers are saving time, playing the numbers game, and having you put a claim on file without regard to your relationship with your insurance company.  Don’t put in a claim without an inspection.  Call 404-933-6610 if you would like your roof inspected in the Metro Atlanta area.  We have built many roofs in areas such as Alpharetta, Acworth, Atlanta, Austell, Cumming, Dunwoody, Fairburn, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, John’s Creek, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Marietta, McDonough, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Snellville, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee.  

4. My roofer guaranteed me I would get approved:  Nope, not true.  The insurance company approval is up to the adjuster, not the roofer.   While we know what should be approved, there is no guarantee.  Approval of hail damage for roof claims is totally subjective opinion based on the opinion of the adjuster; and I promise you…the opinions are all over the board.

5. I’ve been denied so I know I don’t have damage;  This one is tricky.  Because adjusters opinions are different you may have one say you have damage and another say you do.  Have you ever had different feelings/opinions on bad day vs good days?  Also, our experience shows that approval rates are much higher right after the storm vs. 1-2 years after the storm. 

6. I don’t need a company experienced in claims services to represent me.  I’ll do it on my own. – Go ahead, but understand you may have just decreased your chances of approval by 30-40%.  Rarely do we see a roof with damage on every shingle.   It’s easy to find no damage on a roof with a lot of damage.

7. All roofers are the same.  Not true.  We see some ugly stuff out there.  Scammers who take the money and run, partners who fight, companies who cut corners on materials or use inexperienced labor at cheap prices in order to give away deductibles, fly by night companies who don’t deal with complaints.

8. The cheapest price is the best deal:  This applies in just about any industry…You get what you pay for.  We’ve seen roofs with no felt, 2 nails per shingle, no flashing at the chimneys or walls, no starter shingles, inadequate ventilaton, no caulking at exposed nails (ridge cap) etc.  Don’t make this mistake.  The roof is one of the most important parts of your home.  Do it right.  After all, a good roof should last 20 years with no storm damage.  If you don’t believe us, talk to someone who has leaks.

9. I want my roof done without paying a deductible: See #8.  Also, see House Bill 423 regarding new legislation relating to this activity.

10. I’ve had my insurance for 20 years without putting in a claim.  This will help me get approved:  Not true.  The adjuster doesn’t look up how long you’ve had the policy.  They look up if you’ve put in a claim and if so, they look at the inspection results and pictures to see if your roof has been incurred more damage or if you made repairs from previous claim payments.

If you would like to know if your home has hail or wind damage call HAPS at 404-933-6610 or visit our company website at http://www.homeassetprotectionservices.com to arrange for a free inspection.  If we find damage, we’ll help you through the entire process.  If you don’t have damage, we’ll tell you you don’t.  If you need maintainence even if you don’t have damage, we’ll let you know. 

Your shingles are supposed to last 20-50 years, but other parts of your roof don’t.   In fact, we suggest roof maintainence every 2-3 years.  With this plan we change pipe boots (they rot), recaulk areas needed (caulk only holds up for a relatively short period of time, inspect flashing (it can move), and deal with rotten siding issues. 

We hope this article helps you understand a little more about our industry.  We hope you’ll call us at 404-933-6610 if you would like an inspection of your roof, if you have questions regarding your home, or if you have other home improvement projects where you are looking for someone you can trust for honest opinions, quality workmanship, and competitive pricing. 

Home Asset Protection Services, LLC (HAPS)                                                                                         Suwanee,GA  30024                            404-933-6610