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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

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!!!

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