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Why Every Jacksonville Resident Should Have A Roof Inspection Post-Irma

Why Every Jacksonville Resident Should Have A Roof Inspection Post-Irma

Jacksonville, FL – October 4, 2017 – Jacksonville is still feeling the lingering impacts of Hurricane Irma. Even though the storm has passed, many residents are still weathering the after effects.

We reached out to Brink Roofing, a Jacksonville, FL roof repair & replacement company, to provide local residents advice on identifying potential roof damage and what you can do to make sure your roof repair or replacement is covered by your insurance company. 

Damage May Not Be Immediately Evident

After surviving a storm like Hurricane Irma, your first instinct is to go out and inspect the damage to your home and property. You may look at your roof, and since everything looks fine, assume that no damage has occurred. Unfortunately, storm damage is not always immediately evident. 

Storms don’t always rip off entire roofs. Sometimes they loosen shingles, damage your gutters, skylights, vent hoods, or chimneys. This minor damage, if not identified and remedied, can lead to major damage down the road. Minor leaks can lead to mold, weakened structure, and potentially eventual collapse. Damaged shingles can also warp, crack, and curl over time, leaving them more susceptible to future wind damage or leaks. 

Recognizing the Signs of Roof Damage

Since not all storm roof damage results in visible bald spots where shingles are missing from your roof, there are other signs of damage that you can look for. One great way to identify potential roof damage is to take a look at your gutter downspouts. If shingle granules are pooling at the bottom of your downspouts, your shingles have been weakened and may be susceptible to future storms or leaking. You may also notice that individual shingles or roof sections are darker or discolored, another sign that the granules have broken free and are no longer providing your shingles protection from the elements. 

While many people know that discolored spots in their ceiling is an indicator of a roof leak, many do not realize that they can also be identified by water spots on exterior walls. This typically indicates an issue with the flashing, which is fortunately relatively easy and inexpensive to repair if caught before it develops into a mold or mildew situation. 

You Have a Limited Time to Submit an Insurance Claim

Waiting for damage to exacerbate into a real problem before rectifying the situation is not the right choice for most homeowners. Many minor roof repairs can be done quickly and inexpensively, without ever getting your insurance company involved. 

However, if you do need financial support from your insurance company to get roof repair or replacement done, it is best to act fast. Insurance companies will only cover repairs for a certain period of time after the storm has passed, usually 12-24 months, varying from company to company. Since storm damage may not be immediately evident to a homeowner, you may not see any impacts from the growing problem until it is almost too late to file a claim. 

You may also run into the issue of insurance adjusters being very busy right after a storm has passed, so the sooner you contact them, the higher you will be on the list for payouts. 

A Qualified Roof Repair Specialist Can Help

Jacksonville Roofing Specialists, Brink Roofing, are offering any Jacksonville homeowner a Free 21-Point Roof Inspection. During this inspection, they will assess the stability of your roof, check for shingle damage or weakened structure, assess vents, flashing, skylights, gutters, and can even make recommendations for non-storm related issues that can help you increase the longevity of your home. 

Getting a firm understanding of your situation is the first step in remediation and protecting your home. Reach out to a qualified, experienced Jacksonville Roofing Company, such as Brink Roofing, for a Free Evaluation, friendly advice, and the support you need to get the insurance payouts you deserve.

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Company Name: Brink Roofing
Contact Person: Bruce Cross
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Country: United States
Website: http://www.jacksonvilleroofingcontractor.org