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September 2020
A storm damage insurance claim is a great way to cover expenses in case your roof gets damaged by a storm. However there are certain things that a homeowner must understand about storm damage insurance claims if they want to get the most out of one. As one of the leading local roofers in the area, we’re here to give you a rundown on some of the most important terms. Statement of Loss The statement of loss is a document containing the initial estimate for the resources necessary to restore y...
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August 2020
Did a storm recently hit your area? If you answered yes, then you need to start preparing for roof repair or replacement. There are many things that you should do, but there are also plenty of mistakes to avoid if you want to get through this ordeal as easily as possible, so here are the do’s and don’ts of roofing care after a storm. Do Call Your Insurance Agent Roof repair and replacement can cost a considerable amount of money, so it helps to have some of that financial burden taken car...
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Do you need something on your roof fixed or replaced? If you answered yes, then we recommend getting in touch with GAF Master Elite® local roofers like us. Why should you be so specific about picking a Master Elite roofer? Our team of experts has the answers. Master Elite Roofers Boast Superior Workmanship A roof built by a Master Elite roofer is superior to one built by a regular roofer. This is because every Master Elite roofer has to go through a series of training in order to ...
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August 2019
Exposed to a number of elements, your roof is naturally susceptible to various kinds of damage. Thankfully, today’s roof materials have the capacity to withstand most storms and remain in good condition. However, you shouldn’t leave everything up to your roof system even though it’s made from top-of-the-line products. It’s crucial to do your part in maintaining every component to help your roof last longer.In this article, local roofing expert Empire Contractors LLC shares three essential ti...
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June 2019
Looking to get some roofing work done? You’ve probably contacted a few local roofing companies in order to get their estimates and work schedules. If so, you may have noticed that these estimates are usually priced so differently and you may be wondering why. Empire Contractors LLC, your trusted local roofing contractor, takes a look at the many things that can add to the total cost of a roof repair or replacement project. These are: The Roof Size Your roofing contractor will take an accura...
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Blistering is a common problem with asphalt shingles. As a homeowner, chances are you’ll come across this issue, especially if your asphalt shingle roofing system is old or in a perpetual state of disrepair. As your trusted local roofers, Empire Contractors, LLC discusses all you need to know about why asphalt shingles blister and what you can do to prevent their occurrence. The reasons why asphalt shingles blister include: Trapped Moisture in the Shingles This can sometimes result from a fau...
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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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