Importance of Attic Ventilation

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, lists the types of damage that can result from not having proper attic ventilation:
– Premature aging of your roofing system (“fried” shingles)
– Warping, cracking, or breaking down of wood framing
– Damage to siding, exterior or interior paint, and wallpaper

A properly ventilated attic can help reduce the load on your air conditioner by moving the super-heated air out of your attic before it builds up and causes damage.

This photo shows a few different vent options to properly ventilate your attic. We are GAF Certified Roofing Contractors and can help you figure out the best way to ventilate your home.
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Aftermath of Wylie, TX Hail Storm- Signs for Roof Damage

Wylie, Texas has been devastated by two recent hail storms. Here are several pictures of homes we have re-inspected in Wylie this week. This hail storm has obvious signs of damage like this window and one of our yard signs. Many times hail damage isn’t so obvious so look for the potential signs listed below. Don’t forget roof damage isn’t completely visible from the ground and calling a qualified professional to inspect your roof is ideal. Do not wait until it is too late. It could take years before roof damage causes leaks that you notice. It might be too late to file a claim at this point.

Signs your roof might have hail damage:
– Aggregate in your gutters
– Damaged window ledges
– Nicks in your siding. This can cause splitting and lead to leaks.2QqAsMsHNNo1460496575 2vFteCKGKlk1460496244 IMG_3283 (2)

How To Handle Your Insurance Claim For Roof Replacement

How To Handle Your Insurance Claim For Roof Replacement

Hail and wind damage can be a scary thing. The most overwhelming part might even be the questions about how to file an insurance claim.

The first thing you might want to do is call your insurance company and find out what is covered. Coverage is dependent on your plan and could cover your entire roof minus your deductible! They will explain how your plan is set up, how much your deductible might be and if there is depreciation in your particular coverage.

A free roof inspection by Kangaroo Contractors is the ideal next step. You want to make sure to call a local and established company. One who is a certified roofer, insured and bonded. This initial inspection will be purely informative and help you decide whether your roof has sustained enough damage to warrant a claim. An estimate is created by your insurance company, so pricing should not really be a factor unless you receive something substantially lower or higher than what your insurance suggests. From here, your contractor is your advocate and can help you through the entire claims process. He can take photos and help you gather proper documentation to submit to your insurance and answer any and all questions that arise about your claim and/or repairs.

You pay insurance premiums so that when disaster strikes, you can be taken care of. Let the insurance and roofing professionals help you!

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Storm Damage, Now What?

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Recent storms has some North Texas homeowners worried. Perhaps you are thinking, “What do I do next?” or “Which roofer do I trust?”. Central-Insurance.com has some helpful tips for you! Here is what they recommend:

Find out the time limit on filing claims and notify your insurance agent in writing of the damage as soon as possible.
If there are holes in your roof or your windows are broken, be sure to cover them as quickly as possible so that wind and rain do not cause further damage.
Save receipts of what you spend and submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Don’t throw away any damaged items until an adjuster visits your home.
Photograph or videotape the damage for your records and the insurance company. Make a copy of your home inventory for your adjuster.

(http://www.central-insurance.com/docs/tips-StormProof2.htm)

Once the storm has passed and you are ready for trusted professionals to inspect, protect and repair your home, Call Kangaroo Contractors and we will hop to it!