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What You Need To Know About Your Broward County Roof

Roof Inspections Broward CountyTropical storms come through the Broward County area unexpectedly. They can happen at different times of the year. We can experience anything from a hail storm to the devastating force of a hurricane. From day to day, we never know when the weather will put our roof systems through havoc.

The roofing materials on Broward County homes are constantly expanding and contracting just from minor fluctuations in temperature from day to night. This movement works to wear out the materials of many roof types.

Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in the area. They are vulnerable to this constant expansion and contraction as well as UV ray damage and heavy storm damage. It is often necessary to replace these more vulnerable roof types sooner than would be necessary for other more temperate areas of the country.

With any type of shingle, it is necessary to ensure the roof structure is sound and can withstand the beatings of a hail storm and more.

Professional Roof Inspections After Storms

Roof inspections are generally done as a preventative measure to ensure the stability of our roof structure. This type of inspection is something a homeowner will want to schedule yearly and just after storms.

A roof inspection can be vital after a storm because it can make a difference in whether or not your homeowner’s hazard insurance policy is covering the repairs appropriately or not. The inspection could make the difference between a claim being paid out for an entire replacement rather than a few repairs, even though more is needed.

The Roof Inspection Is For Your Benefit

When you order your own roof inspection, the inspector represents you and not the insurance company. You’ll have documentation to prove the detail of roof problems. The probable costs will be laid out so you know what to expect for everything to be properly fixed.

Your insurance company will also send out their own inspector to assess the damage. This inspector represents the insurance company, not you. With your own roof inspection, you’ll have more negotiating power if the claim doesn’t cover everything needed.

Case In Point – Roof Inspection Proves Decking Needed Replacement Too

For instance, there was an apartment building roof which suffered much damage from a storm. The insurance inspector decided the decking under the shingles wouldn’t need to be replaced.

When a roof inspector hired by the residential property owner went out, he discovered that there was subgrade decking original to the building which no longer stood up to code. It was dangerous to be standing on that roof.

The entire roof was replaced and covered under the claim because the inspector proved that the decking wasn’t adequate.

This is just one case where a professional roof inspection for the property owner really made a huge difference. The residents who live in the apartments were safer, they didn’t have to suffer from any more leaks, and the owner had very little out of pocket expense.

If you would like to know more about Professional Roof Inspections, please call 305-652-0300 or complete our online request form.

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