We have identified wide spread up-lift damage to the tile roofs in neighborhoods across SWFL. We then found out that many of the homeowners whose houses were experiencing this problem were under the impression that there was no damage and had not even filed an insurance claim. We also spoke with many residents whose claims for roof replacement had been denied by their insurers.
If your home is ten years old or older and your roof wasn’t replaced after Irma there is a good chance your roof is experiencing the effects of up-lift damage right now.
What does this mean?
Tiles lifted by the hurricane winds backed the fasteners up through the wood roof deck. This can break the waterproof seal where every fastener on the roof is driven. After that, every time it rains, moisture can seep into the wood roof deck around the fasteners and, eventually, that deck will rot out, compromising the integrity of the roof. The change of seasons causes expansion and contraction which over time can exacerbate the problem of the fasteners backing out and for leaks to appear. According to the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance, if the tiles on your roof can be lifted two inches or greater by hand, your roof almost certainly has sustained up-lift damage and is in need of immediate attention.
What should you do?
Get a Free roof inspection and consult with an Insurance Restoration Expert before it’s too late!
Florida statute 627.70132 states that notice of the claim must be given to the insurer within three years after the hurricane first made landfall. That means homeowners in Florida only have until September 10th, of this year to file claims for damage from Irma. The time to act is now.
How can we help?
American Building Contractors works directly with your insurer to get the scope of loss settled. We handle everything from the initial inspection through to the completion of your new roof. If we are successful in getting your insurer to agree that roof replacement is necessary your only expense is your insurance deductible. If, for any reason, your insurer does not approve your roof for replacement you owe us nothing. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Don’t miss the deadline to file your claim. Don’t allow your insurer to come back after the deadline and say that your roof is no longer insurable due to ‘age’, ‘wear & tear’ or ‘prior damage’.
Contact American Building Contractors by calling us at (239) 334-6069 or requesting a Free Consultation