Q. How do I know if my roof and/or home has strom damage? [ANSWER]

Severe storms can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your roof, siding, and gutters. It is important to call Jeff Home Improvements INC. at 502-423-8910 immediately after a storm and schedule an inspection. According to Owens Corning Roofing Division, hail damage may not be immediately apparent after a hail storm. Rapid deterioration of your roof can occur over the next 6 months, even up to two years after the storm. Things to look for would be cracked shingles, moss, curled shingles, and missing shingles. A full seven point roof inspection may be the only way to know your roof has been compromised. 

 

 

Q. Estimates and inspections take a lot of time and effort to do correctly? How much does an estimate cost? [ANSWER]

Free estimates! Free inspections! We do not charge for estimates or inspections for you roof, siding, or gutters. As the cost of gas and transportation continues to skyrocket, we have become more efficient in order to offer free estimates to all of our customers.

Q. How long does an inspection and estimate take? [ANSWER]

Our inspections will take about 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of your roof, style of your roof, and type of inspection services you need. Most of our customers request damage estimates and pictures to be forwarded to their insurance company. Our onsite representative can explain our insurance assistance policy and procedures during the course of the estimate.

Q. What do I do if my roof is leaking? [Answer]

First of all make sure all valuables are out of the way of the water and protect your floor if need be. If possible we encourage you to take a quick look up in your attic! Then give us a call, 502-423-8910, we are stand by 24/7 for emergency tarp services. Next call your insurance and we will help you walk through the entire process. The last step is to enjoy your new roofing system for many years to come! 

Q. What does hail do to a roof? [Answer]

Shingles are designed so that the granules block the UV of the sun and protect the asphalt underlayment. As the shingles age the granules fall off over time. As the asphalt is exposed the UV, it dries out and the shingle gets a "potato chip" appearance as the corners start to curl up. A shingle at the extreme end of its life is bubbled in appearance and is brittle to the touch. A 20-year shingle is warranteed by the manufacturer to have a useful life, under optimal ventilation conditions, of 20 years. Hail does several things:

  1. Accelerates granule loss.
  2. Accelerates shingle aging.
  3. Voids manufacturer's warranties.
  4. Leads to other associated problems.

Q. Should I get my roof replaced right away? [Answer]

The insidious nature of hail damage is that it may pose no immediate threat to the structural integrity of the roof. However, many insurance companies have a "statute of limitations" of how long a hail claim is viable. If you have experienced a loss such as hail damage it is prudent to take care of the problem in a timely manner before it leads to other associated problems.