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The Dangers of Waiting on a Roof Leak

The Dangers of Waiting on a Roof...

The Complete Roof Insurance Claim Process

The Complete Roof Insurance Claim...

LEARNING CENTER: ROOFING RESOURCES

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The Dangers of Waiting on a Roof Leak

The Dangers of Waiting on a Roof Leak

As homeowners, we sometimes overlook small things that seem a bit trivial but when ignored, may result in dangerous and costly events. One of these things is a roof leak. We often think it’s a minor problem that may be fixed itself, but that is never the case. Once a leak develops, and water gets under your shingles, it will not stop. In this blog, we’ll go over the dangers of waiting on a roof leak, the water damage that it may cause, potential costs of waiting in terms of a roof replacement, and wood damage to your home.

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The Complete Roof Insurance Claim Process

The Complete Roof Insurance Claim Process

Experiencing unexpected roof damage can be a daunting and stressful ordeal for homeowners. Whether it’s due to severe weather conditions, fallen trees, or debris, roof damage can have a significant impact on your mental and financial well-being. However, there is hope! By understanding the claim process and seeking assistance from an independent roofer, you can gain confidence in dealing with your insurance company and ensure that you receive the repairs or replacements you rightfully deserve. In this blog post, we will guide you through the entire process, highlighting key details you need to be aware of to achieve the best possible results.

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Storm Roof Inspections & Why They’ll Save You $$$

Storm Roof Inspections & Why They’ll Save You $$$

With the storm season just around the corner, homeowners need to start preparing their homes, especially their roofs. Storms can cause serious damage, leading to leaks, structural damage, and costly repairs. However, with a little preparation, homeowners can avoid the worst-case scenario. A storm roof inspection is the best way to identify potential issues before they become major problems. In this blog post, you’ll learn what goes into a prestorm roof inspection, what types of damage storms can cause, and why you should schedule yours ASAP.

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Your Biannual Roof Maintenance Checklist

Your Biannual Roof Maintenance Checklist

Welcome to your Biannual Roof Maintenance Checklist! Regular roof maintenance is vital to ensure the longevity and structural integrity of your home. It is recommended to perform routine checks on your roof at least twice a year, in the spring and fall seasons. This checklist will guide you through the essential tasks* that should be included in your biannual roof maintenance routine.

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Water & Ice Barriers 101: Why They’ll Save Your Roof

Water & Ice Barriers 101: Why They’ll Save Your Roof

A strong and reliable roof is crucial for safeguarding your home. However, in colder regions, excessive snowfall can pose a significant threat, potentially resulting in costly repairs and water seepage. This is where the importance of water and ice barriers becomes evident. These barriers play a vital role in protecting your roof and preventing any damage caused by freezing temperatures and melting snow. By implementing these safeguards, you can ensure the longevity and integrity of your home’s structure, even in harsh weather conditions. In this blog post, we’ll outline the issues of water, ice and snow on your roof, what an ice barrier does and why you should act fast if you don’t have one?

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Preparing Your Roof for Selling Your Home

When selling your home, there are several crucial factors to consider. One significant aspect that potential buyers will undoubtedly pay attention to is the condition of the roof. An outdated or damaged roof can significantly diminish the value of your property, complicate the sale negotiation process, and impede the overall selling process. Therefore, it is imperative to ensure that your roof is in excellent condition before putting your house on the market.
In this blog post, we will explore the essential steps homeowners should take regarding their roofs when preparing to sell their homes.

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Top 5 Myths About Replacing Your Roof: Debunked!

Replacing a roof is an eventual expense for homeowners. However, the many misconceptions and myths that surround roof replacements can often lead to unnecessary worry and stress. In this post, we’ll clear up the top 5 most common myths about roof replacements, so that you can approach the process with more confidence and knowledge.

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9 Signs That Your Roof Might be Covered by Your Homeowners Insurance

Roof damage poses a significant financial burden for most homeowners, often leaving them unable to afford the necessary repairs. However, there is a glimmer of hope. Homeowners insurance can provide coverage for various aspects of your home, including your roof. While the process may not be straightforward, understanding the signs and seeking assistance from an experienced third-party roofer with insurance expertise can make all the difference. In this post, we will explore the top 9 indications that your roof damage may be covered by your homeowners insurance and outline the necessary steps to take.

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The Brittle Test: the Key to Replacing Your Roof via Insurance

The Brittle Test: the Key to Replacing Your Roof via Insurance

In this blog post, we will cover the basics all homeowners should know about the Brittle Test: how investing in a quality inspection could save time and money when filing claims; when it’s required by insurers; and other important factors. Armed with vital information, readers will better understand why a brittle test is crucial for getting their new roofs paid for via their insurer!

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Roof Fascia: What is it & Why You Should Care

When it comes to roofing, there are lots of parts and components that help keep your home safe. One aspect you might not be familiar with but should know about is the role played by fascia on your roof structure. Fascia, which is a board or panel mounted around the edges of your roof, serves an important structural purpose in keeping water away from your home. Knowing more about this component can go a long way toward ensuring that any small issues you have with it don’t become bigger problems down the road, so if you’re looking for ways to protect and maintain one of the most essential parts of your house – its roof – read on for everything you need to know about roof fascia!

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Summer Hail 101: How to Handle Hail Damage to Your Roof

Are you a homeowner living in the South? If so, you know that summer hailstorms can cause plenty of damage to your property. From ripped shingles to broken windows, hail can have serious long-term effects if not addressed properly. In this post, we’ll be discussing what kind of signs you should look for on your roof due to hail damage and what you could be covered for under Homeowner’s Insurance. We’ll also provide helpful tips on how best to handle any issues that might arise! So, if summer hail has left its mark on your home this season, don’t worry – here are some essential pieces of advice that will help make sense of it all.

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Summer Roof Replacement: Why You Should Think About ReRoofing Now

In this blog post, we’ll explore why replacing your roof in the summer months may be better than fall or winter – from cost savings to better installation conditions – so you can make an informed decision on when to have your roof replaced. Replacing your roof is a big job and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly or undertaken without researching all of the different options. The time of year you decide to re-roof can make a huge difference in cost, convenience, labor issues, and the ability to resell your home down the road. Choosing summer for your roof replacement is often less expensive than other times of the year and provides more advantages when it comes to scheduling flexibility, finding available contractors, and keeping your project on track faster for improved efficiency. Let’s look at what makes summertime an ideal option for replacing your roof in greater detail!

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5 Simple Steps to Prep Your Roof for Summer Storms

As a homeowner in the South, summer storms can often be daunting and unpredictable. Summer is typically a busy season of outdoor barbecues, celebrating special occasions with family and friends, or relaxing poolside after a long day at work. However, summer storms also bring about potential destruction if one isn’t prepared for them properly. Staying one step ahead of any kind of storm damage requires taking proactive steps to alleviate potentially costly incidents from happening in the future. Roof MD wants to provide education on what homeowners should do when preparing their roofs for these types of inclement weather events common during the summer months.

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Six Potential Spots for Leaks on Your Roof

Storm chasers are contractors that travel across the country following storm damage and will offer you an incredibly quick service for a low price. To ensure your home repairs go off without a hitch — and more importantly, to protect yourself financially — it pays to do your research before selecting any company for the job. This blog post will explore why you should watch out for Storm Chasers who target victims of weather events, what warning signs to look out for when choosing a reputable contractor and provide tips on how to find an experienced professional who will take care of your home from start to finish with safety as their top priority.

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Why You Should Watch Out for Storm Chasers

Storm chasers are contractors that travel across the country following storm damage and will offer you an incredibly quick service for a low price. To ensure your home repairs go off without a hitch — and more importantly, to protect yourself financially — it pays to do your research before selecting any company for the job. This blog post will explore why you should watch out for Storm Chasers who target victims of weather events, what warning signs to look out for when choosing a reputable contractor and provide tips on how to find an experienced professional who will take care of your home from start to finish with safety as their top priority.

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Seven Places to Check for Roofing Storm Damage

Tending to a home can be overwhelming, especially when a storm has recently caused serious damage. Your roof is often the first line of defense against bad weather, and it can take quite a pounding during rough weather conditions; if your roof isn’t in good condition leading up to storm season, you could end up paying more for repairs afterward. Thankfully, there are several steps homeowners can take after experiencing severe storms to assess possible damage—read on for six places where you should check for any signs of roofing storm damage.

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The Top Six Causes of Roof Damage

As a homeowner, roof damage is no joke—it can come with hefty expenses, high repair bills, and unsightly cosmetic damage. To ensure that your roof is properly maintained so that it can last as long as possible, it’s important to understand the main causes of roof damage and which elements of the roof are most vulnerable. Keep reading this blog post for an in-depth look at the ten factors that contribute to structural integrity issues on a home’s rooftop.
We will cover everything from harsh environmental elements like hailstorms or strong winds to incorrectly installed decks or vents during initial construction to regular wear and tear caused by aging materials.

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Five Signals It’s Time For a Roof Inspection

Although you may not think about your roof daily, it plays a critical role in protecting your home. Your roof is constantly exposed to the elements, which can take a toll over time. That’s why it’s important to have regular inspections to ensure that your roof is in good condition. Here are five signs that it’s time for a roof inspection.

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The Difference Between a Home and Roof Inspection

Home inspections and roof inspections are two separate but vital components of the home buying and selling process. While a typical home inspection provides an overall picture of structural integrity, there is also great value in performing a more specific roof inspection to ensure that your shelter above remains sturdy for years to come. Here, we will look at the difference between a home inspection and a roof inspection.

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Why We ALWAYS Start With A Roof Inspection

If you’re a homeowner, then you know your roof is one of the biggest concerns of your home. Not only does it protect you and your family from the elements, but it also plays a big role in the overall aesthetic of your home. That’s why, when an issue like a roof leak or missing shingle comes up you’ll reach out to a roofing professional. But what next?

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10 Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

When it comes to signs that a roof needs to be replaced, the average homeowner may miss certain indications, and this can lead to more extensive damage — as well as increased costs come repair time. To help you stay ahead of any potential issues with your home’s roof, here are 10 telltale symptoms pointing toward an upcoming replacement project.

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The 5 Most Overlooked Elements of Your Roof

As a homeowner, you know that there are many things you need to keep an eye on to maintain a healthy home. One area that is often overlooked, however, is your roof. Your roof protects your home from the elements and can suffer wear and tear over time. To avoid costly repairs down the road, it’s important to inspect your roof regularly and be aware of the following five parts that are most often overlooked: The Gutters, The Flashing, The Chimney, The Skylights, and The Vent Pipes.

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Homeowners Insurance Policies and Your Roof

It is important to understand what insurance policies cover and how to read an insurance scope. Policies are all very different and do not all cover the same things. Each insurance company has different policies and attitudes on how they deal with claims. Some are very helpful and easy to work with and some have a default stance of deny, delay, and disappear. Let’s focus on the important parts of an insurance policy that will help you understand what is covered, what isn’t, what your out-of-pocket expenses are going to be, and what options you may have to get more covered.

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Roof Insurance Deductible 101

After suffering storm damage to your roof, going through the process of filing an insurance claim may seem intimidating. Unfortunately, this often means having to take on a hefty deductible—but don’t worry! In this post, we’ll explain exactly what a deductible is and answer commonly asked questions surrounding it; plus, if you’re short on funds for one right now, there are still some options available to you.

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10 Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor Before Hiring Them

If you’re in the market for a new roof, it’s important to ask the right questions of any roofing contractor you might be considering hiring. Not all contractors are created equal, and not all of them will be a good fit for your specific project. By asking the right questions, you can get a better idea of which contractor is best suited for the job. In this blog post, we’ll outline 10 questions that you should ask any potential roofing contractor before deciding.

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3 Simple Tips for Extending Roof Life

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Not only does it keep you and your family dry, but it also protects your home from the elements. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your roof and try extending roof life as much as possible. In this blog post, we will discuss three simple tips that will help you do just that!

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The Real Cost of a New Roof

Not sure how much it will cost to replace your roof? In this blog post, we will show you what goes into pricing a replacement roof, give you an idea of what’s included in the final cost and share some red flags to watch out for during quotes.

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Roof Inspection 101

A roof inspection is a vital part of maintaining your home or commercial property. But what exactly is a roof inspection? And how often should you get one? Why should you care about your roof? Read on to find out everything you need to know about roof inspections.

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Flat Roofing 101

Whether you’re in the market for a new roof or need help with your current flat roof, you’ll want to read on. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about flat roofing: what it is, types of flat roofs, the pros and cons, and common repairs.

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WE HAVE SEEN IT ALL! SEE FOR YOURSELF.

We have inspected hundreds of roofs throughout Tennessee and have encountered every possible issue. Our roof inspections always provide customers with an accurate picture of their roofs. You can see our extensive video inspection series on the Roof MD YouTube Channel!