Archive by tag: roof damageReturn
March 2019
Claiming the insurance for your roof that’s been damaged by things beyond your control (like a storm) can either be very easy or very hard depending on your contractor. There are lots of factors that will influence your insurance company's decision. In today’s post, Empire Contractors LLC, your trusted roofing contractor, walks you through what to expect in a typical roofing insurance claim:Documentation Is KingAfter you file a claim, your insurance company will usually send an inspector to ve...
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January 2019
It's vital to get your roofing checked regularly. That’s because failing to do so might result in the requirement of repairs later on that might be more expensive than you’d expect. Regular inspections and preventive maintenance can make it easier to keep an eye on potential issues early. What should you, however, keep an eye on? Empire Contractors LLC discusses more. Damage Due to Leaves and Branches Overhanging branches near your roof can damage your shingles and can become a way for tr...
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One of the most difficult issues to identify are material defects. These are issues with your roof that your local roofers may have missed during installation. These defects are commonly checked by an inspector and, in some cases, by somebody with more expertise (such as a structural engineer). The identification of what constitutes a material defect is largely dependent on the inspector’s review, though careful examination may yield some results. Empire Contractors LLC explains more. What...
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December 2018
Strong winds are a leading cause of roofing issues. Wind damage inspection starts at the ground-level. To do this, roofers need to look for wind-caused collateral damage, including damage to the home's elevation. It's basically everything visible when you stand back and inspect the side of the home. Collateral damage also includes furniture in the yard. Empire Contractors LLC can do a thorough wind damage inspection of your roof. Elevation Damage Roofing materials you find on the ground mos...
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April 2018
Moisture damage is one of the most common problems that homeowners have to deal with all year round. It comes in many forms, ranging from unsightly water spots to heavy leaking and even structural damage within the walls of your home. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep your home protected from water damage. Here's a brief rundown of the best options available for your home. Replace Your Roof  Your roof is your home's main defense against rain and other harsh elements, which means it als...
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