With the recent Corona virus outbreak worldwide many of us find ourselves home for the first time for an extended period of time.
Here in the San Antonio area many of us are trying to find ways to be productive throughout the day while we limit our local travel and practice healthy social distancing to stop the spread of the Corona virus.
Although our lives are greatly impeded by some of the necessary restrictions put upon us it's still can be a time to be very productive.
A friend of mine has a landscaping business and I learned from his business that every time there's a storm the very first thing that gets the attention is the visual sticks and debris that is strewn throughout the yard.
It's difficult for us to imagine that those same sticks and debris could be causing problems on a roof and because it's out of sight like the old adage says it's typically out of mind.
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Here are just a couple ways that you can be productive during this unusual time we're experiencing. For example earlier this spring here in San Antonio Texas yes 2020 we experienced a hail storm surprise surprise This hail storm did a lot of damage and it's likely that gone unchecked you could be in a situation a year from now where your responsible financially for either replacing or repairing your roof
Why? Insurance companies give you exactly 365 days from the event that caused the problem to get your roof diagnosed and replaced or repaired.
So the clock is ticking and when we all get back to work you're going to forget about that necessary roof repair that has a very real timeline that needs to be diagnosed and repaired.
My suggestions for diagnosing your roof are pretty simple. Number one if you have no interest in getting on your roof or even try to diagnose a roof repair that's fine you're in good company, however you are here seeking information on a roof repair and the best thing you can do for yourself is arm yourself with some information.
Here's one question to ask in recent history meaning the last month or month and a half have you noticed any roof inspection trucks within a one mile radius of your home? This is typically a good indication that people are doing the right thing for themselves and calling a reputable roofing company out for a roof inspection.
if you have no interest in getting on your roof which many people don't this is one of the very first steps of a suggest you do. Also it's a good opportunity for you to review your insurance information and get some specifics on how your home insurance specifically works for a roof repair.
finding a reputable roof company here in the San Antonio area for roof repair should not be that big of a challenge. There are many qualified roofers in the San Antonio area that are going to be here to give you a free roof inspection. I would never suggest paying for a roof inspection for a private home. There are some exceptions to that rule when it comes to commercial roofing. Sometimes rivers do charge for commercial roof inspections simply because of the time and effort it takes to write a proper report and give a proper inspection.
Again that exception only comes as a result of understanding that the commercial roof repair or roof replacement estimate could be extremely timely because of the details required by the insurance company. These roof repairs and replacements are specifically only for commercial roofing where I have seen that roof inspection cost anything between 100 and 500 dollars. This is not the rule but it is certainly understandable that some roofers will charge during a busy season to write a valid report to your insurance company.
in the meantime if this is not your case it's important to find a reputable roofing company that will come out and get the inspection going. Typically a roofing contractor will understand if there has been damage in the area because this is their business and they've more than likely been on a number of other homes in your area.
One other way to get a quick roof inspection is to deploy one of the millions of drones that regular people like you and I own. I've done this before on my house and been able to document my roof shortly after I got my roof replaced. I put the video in my Dropbox for future use in the event that we do have a storm I'm able to go back and compare contrast what new looks like compared to what potentially could be my damaged roof.
drones are a great way to safely do a roof inspection and with the 4K digital camera you can zoom in and really get a good idea what's going on with your roof.
In an effort to practice social distancing if you have the option of getting your own personal drone out and flying it over your roof might be able to even send it into a roofing company and have them evaluate it digitally.
I know several roofing companies have the ability to view your pictures or videos right online and because of the high quality we've been able to identify real damage quickly and save time and money by being able to act in a timely fashion for our customers.
if piloting a small drone over your house is not an option that's not a problem we are here to do those roof inspections and giving us a call today to come out or set a time would be the ideal way to engage us.
We are uniquely qualified to give roofing inspections for many different types of roofs. here in the San Antonio area we have replaced or repaired many roofs and roof types. If you have a metal roof one more than happy to do that inspection because of the years of experience that we've had custom fitting metal roofing you're going to getting that expertise from us from the very beginning.
asphalt roof? Not a problem one of the most common roofs in the San Antonio area are the three tab asphalt shingles that you see so commonly in many residential areas. This is probably one of the easiest and quickest diagnostic tests that we can do when it comes to looking at a roof for damage. Typically what you will see with an asphalt roof if it has been damaged by hail are small black and round spots throughout your roof where the hail hit and remove the granules that reflect and protect your roof.
Tile roofing again the bread and butter of tile roofing the San Antonio. Typically what you will see in this type of damage is fracturing that looks like ice cracking on a pond. The visual that you will see are small veins emanating out from one singular point.
This is one of the more difficult ones to diagnose as some of these fractures can be very small and hard to see.
Although a drone could pick up the damage with its camera it's important to diagnose this appropriately and safely as getting on top of the roof and create more damage.
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So if you're trying to find ways to be productive during this time at home I would suggest while adding to your things to do list be sure and the top four things on that list you put down roof inspection for the house or the business.
Peace of mind is something that we're all seeking during this challenging times. Taking one more thing off your list that causes you to stress out is a great way to keep a healthy mind balance during stressful times.
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