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Storm Damage Roof Repair in the Joplin and Neosho, Missouri Area
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Storm Damaged Roof Inspections, Repair, and Replacement
A major storm can cause serious depositional effects on its wake, especially when accompanied by strong winds, lightning, freezing rains, or heavy precipitation. The damages include property damage and even loss of life. To provide protection, roofs usually take an inexorable beating from scorching sun, strong winds, and heavy snowfall and rains. Strong winds can cause your shingles to deteriorate and fall off thereby leaving you exposed to the elements.
Identify Roof Damage
Minor damages like missing flashing on the crevices may be difficult to spot so an inspection by a roofing professional is highly recommended. To ascertain missing flashing, it is always advisable to check the edges of the roof and vulnerable points such as the chimneys, skylights and vents. The integrity of your roof can also be compromised if holes and dings suddenly appear. If you have a flat commercial roof, take time to check for the following signs of wind damage:
- Leaking roof
- Total or partial blow off
- Lifted or creased perimeter metals
- Unattached or shifted insulation
- Compromised membrane attachments
- Exposed or popped fasteners
Rain damages are very common and easy to detect. The signs of water damage include leaks, rotting and mold infestation. Evidence of water damage can also be seen on the attic and ceiling. If your commercial and residential roof is compromised in any way, the right thing to do is have the roof replaced. You can start the process by getting in touch with your insurance and roofing contractor. The contractor will inspect the damage and immediately commence the roof repair work.
Get the Support You Need!
Phillip Camerer Roofing is a premier provider of commercial, industrial and residential roofing services. The Tamko Pro Certified Contractor proudly serves the following cities in Missouri: Joplin, Neosho Carthage, Webb City, and Carl. Philip Camerer Roofing is also bonded and insured. The company’s abatement services are fully licensed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The company only encourages the use of quality roofing materials to ensure customers get durable products and enjoy manufacturer-backed warranties.
When working on claims pertaining to Joplin storm damage, the quality control inspectors at Phillip Carerer Roofing will work closely with adjusters and submit the paperwork to the insurance company. The company works with all insurance companies. To schedule a free estimate, check the following link: Philip Camerer Roofing. You will be asked to provide your name, contact and a brief message. If you want to speak directly to a company representative, call (417)451 5479. The company offices are located on 1711 Warren Drive, Neosho, MO.
The Insurance Process
Extreme storm conditions can potentially compromise your roof and underlying components. In case the damage leads to falling debris, you can expect missing shingles, cracked shingles and piles of granules appearing at the edge of the downspout. Hail damage can accelerate shingle granule loss and cause failure of the siding and the entire roofing system. However, the damages caused by a typical hail may be smaller but difficult to trace using untrained eyes.
Insurance companies have set limits on what claims can be made in cases that involve storm damage. Insurance providers are more likely to welcome damage assessment carried out by qualified professional contractors as a strategy to prevent the filing of unnecessary claims. The Joplin storm damage inspection team from Philip Camerer Roofing is trained to identify both minor and major storm damages. The inspection is conducted following strict industry standards.
Frequently Asked Questions about Storm Damage
If you have questions or issues you want cleared up regarding storm damage and roof repair and replacement, we have all the answers you need.
Q: How can I identify storm damage?
A: The damages caused by the storm will vary depending on the weather elements at play and the scale of destruction. You can get in touch with Philip Carerer Roofing, a reputable Missouri based roofing contractor to have your property meticulously inspected for storm damages.
Q: If I look at the roof and don't see anything wrong, what should I do?
A: Some of the damages may not be apparent from a first look. A qualified roofing contractor with relevant experience and expertise is better placed to inspect your home for all signs of storm damage.
Q: When should I file a claim?
A: Homeowners have up to one year to file a claim. It is important to recognize that insurance policies vary from one state to the other. If you do not know what to do after storm damage, call your roofing contractor immediately and request an inspection of your property.
Q: Will the premium go up when I file a claim?
A: Various insurance industry stakeholders agree that filing a single claim will not raise your premium. However, the premium may rise substantially if an entire region if affected by the storm.
Q: Should I co-opt a roofing contractor in my claim processing?
A: It is not a must to have a roofing contractor when filing a claim, but there are many benefits of hiring one. A trained contractor will meet an adjuster on your behalf and help you get a fair hail damage assessment.
Q: What do the following terms "ACV" and "RCV" mean when filing insurance paperwork?
A: ACV or “Actual Cash Value” is essentially the damage visited on your property after a storm. The assessment includes the time of the loss. RCV or “Replacement Cost Value” is the compensation the insurance company will pay you. RCV is usually filed by the contractor after the first ACV check.
Q: What is the process of choosing a roofing contractor?
A: The first step is getting a list of companies offering the roofing service in your area. The company should ideally be within 50 miles of your property or thereabout. Follow through the process by visiting the company websites to learn more about the service offerings. Qualified contractors normally carry industry-wide accreditation and maintain several material manufacturers. Good examples of material manufacturers include CertainTeed and Owens Corning. It also helps to hire a BBB accredited contractor to guarantee high quality of service and workmanship.