December wind damage has occurred. Recently, we had some serious storms and we have confirmed numerous roofs have severe damage. All of the confirmed damage on each of these roofs may be eligible for a new roof on a storm claim.
Contact us right away for a free roof inspection.
December Roof Wind Damage
Our entire region was hit with storms and severe winds. Richland County, Ashland County, Crawford County, Morrow County, Knox County, Delaware County and Franklin County were all hit pretty hard. If you notice lifted up shingles on your roof, shingles in your yard, or water damage on any of your ceilings, contact us right away for a free storm damage inspection.
If we discover storm damage on your roof we will tarp it immediately to prevent further damage to your home. Next, we will provide you with a thorough analysis of your best course of action.
Some of the roofs we have already inspected will need completeroof replacement. A couple of the damaged roofs are newer and will only need partial roof repairs on some sections of the roof. Oftentimes, on a partialroof repairwe replace a whole section.
Absolute Assurance Restorations are top rated roofers serving Central Ohio. We can repair or replace any type of roof you have including, shingles, slate roofing, metal, rubber and flat roofing. Also, if you have damaged or worn out skylights we can do any skylight installation you may need. And our siding contractors services are the best in the region for repair and replacement.
Lastly, don’t forget to get your new low-maintenance gutter guards installation done to free up your gutters to work the way they were intended.
If you have roof damage, it is likely that it was caused by a storm. So who do you contact when you need a high quality roof repair and you need it done in a timely done fashion? Call roofers who are highly rated and have demonstrated the skillset to successfully repair your roof.
Roofing Repair Companies
This particular customer contacted us about a couple of leaks in their roof. After our thorough roof inspection, we determined that most of their roof still had about fifteen years of lifespan remaining. However, two simple repairs (flashing) were necessary to fix some leaks. Also, a partial replacement of one of the sections had gotten beaten up pretty bad by recent high winds. This caused numerous leaks in one area.
Fortunately, the customer was able to get a quick and easy claim processed by their insurance company who agreed with our assessment of the situation. We scheduled the roofing repairs and partial roof replacement and fully restored their roof. The homeowner was pleased with this outcome and we were happy to assist. It means a lot to us to provide great service to homeowners in their time of need.
“Thank you for the five star review. We appreciate it very much.”
-Jason Jones, Absolute Assurance Restorations
Not every home needs a complete roof replacement. That is another reason why it is hugely important that you choose roofing companies with verifiable reputations. Sadly, far too many companies tell homeowners that they just need a new roof without considering other options. They ignore the needs of the customer and push for the full replacement of their roof.
In addition to this practice being very wasteful, it heaps unnecessary stress onto the homeowner. There is nothing like stressing someone out by providing them with an absurd roof estimate for a roof that doesn’t need to be replaced. And this shoddy practice can easily cause any homeowner to become jaded about all companies, and understandably so.
Any time you need a full roof replacement, the roofing company you choose to use should be able to demonstrate exactly why the whole roof needs replaced instead of a partial replacement or a simple repair. Remarkably, we have even seen some situations were the roof didn’t needed replaced or even repaired!
Another customer left us an awesome review. It means a lot to us when customers offer kind and reassuring words about our work. I like sharing some of our customers stories to help future customers know what to expect when we do work for them, especially on roof projects. Hiring the right roofer is not always an easy task, but it helps to know what to expect from the roofer you hire.
Hail Damage Roofing
This customer contacted us after a severe hail storm hit their region. Typically, hail requires 1.5″ to 2″ hail to be damaging enough to affect large enough sections of your roof. Mostly, you might need someroof repairs, or some siding repairs. Large hail isn’t a typical weather effect in any region, however, when large hail strikes it really causes a lot of damage.
When large enough hail strikes your roof it can damage the seals on your shingles. Damaged shingles lead to water making its way underneath your roof and into your home. The effects can be very devastating to your roofing system and cause a lot of stress for any homeowner.
After responding to this customers call we got to work right away. We arrived quickly and did a thorough roof inspection. The storm damage from the home was extensive and covered almost the entire roof. We believed that this qualified them as storm damage and cause for them to pursue a roof damage claim.
Hail Damage Roofers
Next, the homeowner coordinated a meet up with their insurance company and we pointed out all of the damage to their adjustor. It didn’t take long for their insurance company to offer to pay for an entire roof replacement as well as a solid amount of interior damage.
After insurance approval, we did an entire roof replacement on the home. We installed a superior roofing system that will protect the home for years to come. Also, we repaired all of the damage done to the interior of the home, leaving everything like new.
Lastly, this customer was so pleased with our performance that they had us do an additional roof replacement for them and referred us to their mother when she needed roofing services! In the end, that is what it is all about, serving customers in their time of need and providing superior workmanship so they won’t have to worry about their roof.
“Jason and his crew handled storm damage to one of my rental properties as well as roof and water damage to my personal home. The work was top notch and they kept the interior of the house spotless while doing pretty extensive drywall demo and insulation removal. He did all the communication with the insurance company also which was a huge burden off of my wife and I. My mother recently suffered some roof issues on her home and my first call was to Absolute!”
This customer left us an awesome roofing review after she had called us about storm damage to her roof caused by a recent storm. You could see the damage from the ground and there were torn shingles in the yard. While not all storm damage is this obvious, this roof happened to be. We ended up doing a storm damage roof replacement and it was paid for by her insurance.
Storm Damage Roofing
First, she called us for a free estimate of her roof to assess the extent of the damage. Next, she signed with us after I explained to her our storm damage roofing process and how we could assist her during the insurance phase. I would be certain that all damage was pointed out to the insurance company. Also, when we did the roof replacement I would be certain that everything was up to code and satisfied the Ohio regulations for roofing systems installation.
Many homeowners who get roof replacements are unfamiliar with what roofers are supposed to be doing and what the proper regulations for installation are. This gets a lot of people into a lot of trouble long after their chosen roofer is gone. Always be certain you are using reputable and licensed roofing companies. An improperly installed roof will cause you a lot of problems in the long run.
It is important to ask for licensing and insurance credentials before allowing a roofer to start doing any roof repairs, or roofing project on your behalf. Many horror stories exist because some homeowners didn’t think to verify much of what the roofer was promising them. Also, check their online reviews and see what other customers like yourself are saying about their experience with that particular roofing company.
Storm Damage Roof Repair
“Jason is very professional and did a great job replacing my roof after I had wind damage. He took care of all the paperwork and contacting my insurance company. His company replaced my roof very quickly, once the insurance came through. It looks great!”
“Thank you Diane for the awesome storm damage roofing review!”
-Jason Jones, Absolute Assurance Restorations
Absolute Assurance Restorations are top rated roofers serving Central Ohio. We handle all types of roofing jobs including slate roofing, metal, rubber and flat roofing. Also, we are one of the top siding companies in the region. In addition, we can do any skylight replacement and repair, windows installation and gutter replacement.
This recent example of a full roof replacement serves as another great example of the no hassles roofing services that every homeowner should be provided. In particular, this customer had severe wind damage to their home following a storm. They could see visible damage to their roof from the ground in certain areas, but they had no idea of how extensive the damage was until they called us for a roof inspection.
Storm Damage Roof Repair
In many cases, what appears to be an easy fix roof repair, ends up being a full roof replacement do to the the extent of the damage. When our highly trained roofer inspected the rest of the roof there was lots of damage across multiple sections of the roof. Primarily, there were lifted-up shingles that seemed okay from the ground. Lifted-up shingles are a type of roof damage when a storm pulls the shingle up, damaging the shingle seal, but it doesn’t rip the shingle completely off the roof. The roof was loaded with shingles with broken seals and this makes the home vulnerable to lots of roof leaks. Consequently, that means lots of interior damage with each rain storm.
Once our roofer was finished with the roof inspection, he provided the damage assessment to the homeowner. The damage was extensive and we concluded it was worthy of a storm damage claim. Also, he provided a detailed step-by-step process of how to proceed and the customer filed a claim.
Next, the insurance adjuster scheduled their inspection and the homeowner requested that we be there as well to be certain no damage was missed. Not surprisingly, the claim was approved and this homeowner received a new roof, paid for by insurance.
Oftentimes, when you need a roof leak repair, your roof may have been damaged severely in a prior storm. Always be sure to contact a reputable roofing company to get a thorough roof inspection. Most importantly, more often than people realize, you may be eligible for a new roof replacement, paid for by insurance.
When assessing how long your roof should last, you must take into consideration a few important factors. Firstly, how old is your roof? Secondly, was your roof installed properly? Most importantly, when your roof was installed, what quality of shingles were used?
Roofing Contractors in Mansfield Ohio
How Old Is Your Roof?
Most shingle roofs will last 20-30 years with minimal maintenance. The sun and harsh weather can really wear down a roof, especially a roof with no shade in the summer and harsh winds hitting it in the winter. In Central Ohio, those winds can be especially harsh adding to the wear and tear of a roof.
Was Your Roof Installed Properly?
Roof installation is hugely important when assessing the lifespan of your roof. Improper installation affects the lifespan of a lot of roofs. From improperly aligned shingles to not using enough nails per shingle, each of these can cause your roof to wear out much quicker, develop leaks, and require excessive costly roof leak repairs along the way.
Oftentimes, homeowners try to purchase the cheapest roof possible, and understandably so. However, cheaper doesn’t mean higher quality, or longer lasting. Cheaper installers are typically using lower quality materials and use less experienced roofers to install the roof.
(On a side note, we have had to rescue a lot of homeowners over the years from improperly installed roofs. Sometimes that cheap roof you have the opportunity to purchase might come with a horror story. And we have seen some pretty awful situations unsuspecting homeowners have had to deal with.)
Roofing Companies in Mansfield Ohio
Do You Have High Quality Shingles?
In addition, the quality of your shingles can also heavily factor into how long your roof should last. High quality shingles are heavier and more durable. And they can resist much harsher winds than your average shingle sold at your local home improvement store.
Where can you get more durable shingles for your roof? Like I mentioned above, most of the shingles available at your local home improvement store are light-weight shingles and tend to be cheaper quality (you get what you pay for). Consequently, the heavy duty shingles are typically only available through roofing companies who have received training to become certified installers by the shingle manufacturers. In short, using a licensed and certified roofer can really pay off in the long run. Most notably, on all of our roof replacements and installs, we follow the Ohio Revised Code of regulations.
All of these factors added up will tell you how long your roof should last. The better the quality and installation of your roof, plus how old your roof is, will typically determine how long your roof will last.
Absolute Assurance Restorations has a proven track record for properly installing roofs and providing homeowners with that peace of mind you deserve. We provide you with long-lasting warranties and a workmanship guarantee on all of our work, as demonstrated by our top rated reviews as roofing contractors in Mansfield, Ohio.
This customer left a fantastic comment on our Google reviews because we assisted her with securing a new roof from storm damage. Originally, she was led to believe that she would have to pay out of pocket for her roof. However, when she contacted us we discovered legitimate storm damage that the previous roofing contractor missed.
After contacting us, we arrived at her convenience and did a thorough storm damage roof inspection. We documented the damage for her. She secured us as her preferred contractor and we advised her throughout the process. Consequently, because she gave us the opportunity to provide her with our roofing services, her insurance company paid for her new roof replacement.
We coordinated with her the appropriate day to do the roof replacement. When that day arrived, we installed a full roofing system that will protect her home for years to come. We also installed new gutters and did some siding repairs while we were there. Lastly, all of our repairs and installation were in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.
We are so grateful that another customer rewarded us with a superior roofing review!
This is yet another example of a home that experienced storm damage and we assisted the homeowner in getting all damages replaced. Instead of showing up and just giving a quote for a roof repair, like many other roofers, I sent one of my highly trained roofers out to do a thorough inspection of the entire roof and siding. After careful inspection, our roofer discovered severe storm damage across multiple sections of the roof.
[As one of the top rated roofing contractors Mansfield Ohio, we pride ourselves on providing you with the most thorough roof inspection in the industry. Accordingly, we follow a point by point storm damage inspection process and we inspect every part of your roof. Contact the top residential roofing company for a free estimate.]
Free Roofing Estimate
First of all, in this particular situation, this homeowner contacted us for a free roofing estimate. Secondly, one of my highly trained roofers met with the homeowner at their convenience. Thirdly, instead of assuming the roof just needed a basic roof repair, my roofer discovered legitimate storm damage when he performed our step by step storm damage inspection process. And the damage was quite extensive across multiple sections of the roof.
Lastly, our roofer processed the estimate and provided it to the homeowner to submit it to the insurance company. The homeowner requested that we meet with the adjuster and after some back and forth with the insurance company, the roof damage was approved.
Aren’t All Roofers Equally As Good?
Actually, “no”. This scenario I described seems so simple, yet it gets botched quite often by shoddy roofers. This is a process that cannot be left to inexperienced companies and pushy sales people. The roof on your home matters greatly and no one can afford the time, money and frustration of hiring less-than-reputable contractors.
Like any other profession, there is an entire spectrum of roofers who are great, good, average, below average and downright terrible. Calling a roofer who is anything but great (or at least good) makes it a near certainty that something is going to go wrong with your roof repair or replacement. And I’m not referring to issues like poor communication, untimely communication, or poor cleanup. I’m talking about someone who completely botches your roof by not installing it correctly, using shoddy materials, shoddy workmanship, or overcharges you in some way.
The Importance of Your Roof
Your roof is your homes first and last line of defense. And there is nothing that protects your home from the outside elements that is more important than your roof. Your siding and windows are a close second. So picking a great roofer is essential to making certain that it is installed correctly, according to the Ohio Revised Code. Also, a great roofer will use top quality materials, provide outstanding workmanship and be certain that you aren’t overcharged.
Absolute Assurance Restorations is the most qualified storm damage roofer in the region. We have multiple offices serving a wide range of Central Ohio including Mansfield, Ashland, Bucyrus, Delaware, Mt. Vernon, etc. Also, we are one of the top rated vinyl siding companies in the region. In addition, we install slate roofing, metal roofing, rubber roofing, flat roofs, skylight replacement and gutters. Contact us for a free estimate. (419) 709-7223.
When you need a roof repair, roof replacement or a new roof installation, how do you know who to trust? This can be tricky with so many companies in each region and quite a few opportunists as well. One of the best ways to tell if a roofing company is reputable is by the professional certifications they have earned, notably the GAF Master Elite Roofing certification.
Over the past few years we have seen plenty of horrific situations that opportunistic “local roofers” have put homeowners into because they were either trying to scam them or they had bitten off more than they could chew. Whether installing a roof that wasn’t up to code, causing it to leak, or tearing a roof off and then failing to ever show up again to finish the job. (Yes, these situations really do happen!)
Roofing Certifications by GAF
Absolute Assurance Restorations, one of the top rated roofing companiesMansfield Ohio, in the region, is certified by GAF, “the leading roofing manufacturer in North America”. This means that we are provided continuous training by GAF and certified by their professionals to guarantee proper installation of your roof. Across the country, certifications are awarded to less than 3% of all roofers.
In addition to continued training by GAF, a roofing contractor must also adhere to strict standards of customer service. You must be properly licensed and carry workmen’s compensation insurance. Also, you must have a proven reputation demonstrated by outstanding reviews. And you must be registered with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and carry a high rating (A+).
Benefits of Working With a Master Elite Roofer
A properly installed roof by GAF certified roofers means that we use only the highest quality shingles for your roof. It also means that your roof is installed properly, in accordance with GAF specifications and State of Ohio regulations and any local regulations.
Lastly, when you work with a Master Elite Roofer you are eligible for the best warranties in the industry. Firstly, a workmanship warranty to cover the installation of your roofing system. Secondly, a materials warranty to protect you against any defects in any your roofing system materials.
Here is a great example of the damage severe wind storms can cause to your homes roof. These storm damaged roofs in Ashland County got hammered for a full day with high winds causing extensive roof damage across the region.
We were called out to do emergency roofers repairs and emergency tarping to quite a few areas. In a situation like this one pictured, we were able to respond quickly (that very evening). Each of the calls we received that day were from homeowners who had noticed shingles in their yards. Over the next week we were able to respond to many roof repair calls to our office with similar roof damage. Most importantly, many of the roof inspections we were called out for qualified for new roof replacements paid for by insurance.
We identified and confirmed that there was severe storm damage to these roofs. Upon arriving to most roofing repair calls, we not only confirmed and documented that there were downed shingles in the homeowners yards, but also that there were massive sections of missing shingles on their roofs! Most of these patches were very large in size and located on numerous areas of their roofs.
Many of the homeowners were very surprised when they realized the extensive damage caused to their roof from one wind storm. Also, the sheer size of the sections of missing shingles was mind-blowing in a few cases. Some of these homes even had entire sections of their vinyl siding torn off by the high winds.
Emergency Roof Tarping
After identifying and documenting the damage with the homeowner, our trained roofers did what they do best and got to work. Our roofers went back onto the roof and cover each section of the roof with emergency tarps. (Our emergency tarping services are done as soon as possible to prevent any additional damage to the home.)
Protection from the harsh elements is hugely important. For any roofers, preventing additional damage to the sheathing on your roof and to the interior of your home should be a priority. This is also important for insurance claim reasons. Homeowners need to take the necessary steps to prevent further water damage once they realize they have storm damage to their roof.
After emergency tarping this particular roof, we then proceed with the process of putting together their estimate so they could process their insurance claim. This customers claim was approved very quickly and we coached them on each step in the claim process about what to expect. Their home is now on the fast track to being restored to its proper condition and it will be paid for by their insurance.
Absolute Assurance Restorations is one of the top roofing companiesMansfield Ohio. Our top rated storm damage restoration process is second to none and these services are available to all customers in these regions. We do all types of roofs including shingles, slate roofing, metal roofing, rubber and flat roofs. In addition, we are also one of the top rated vinyl sidingcontractors, skylights, windows and gutters. We install all roofs in accordance with the ORC. Contact us for a free estimate (419) 709-7223.
When you have an undetected leak on your roof for a prolonged period of time you may have to replace your sheathing. This is because vulnerable shingles that appear to be undamaged to the eye, are actually damaged because of severe storms or improper roof installation.
The sheathing under your roof, also referred to as the deck, is the wood support that makes up the base of your roof. It is the sheathing that all of your shingles are nailed to. When your roof shingles are damaged, rain water can make its way underneath your roofing system and get trapped between the shingles and the wood. Once trapped, the water will rot the wood beneath your shingles and your roofing system. Over time, your sheathing will rot and create even easier paths for water to make it into your home.
Damaged Roof Sheathing
The sheathing on your roof is made of oriented strand board (OSB) or plywood. Since they are both wood products, they are susceptible to wood rot. In older homes, long wood boards were used as the decking that your shingles are nailed to. Again, all of these boards are susceptible to wood rot if moisture and rain water makes it way underneath the shingles. Water damaged sheathing can cause additional problems for your home.
Water Damaged Sheathing
Constant leaking onto your sheathing can occur due to damaged shingles. Lifted up shingles caused by storms and improper installation (like nails going all the way through the shingles) can both cause pathways for water to get underneath your shingles. Oftentimes, when this situation occurs it is not immediately noticeable that your roof is leaking. It could takes months, even years, for damage to be noticeable on the interior of your home. This is especially true if the water is trapped between the sheathing and your shingles.
Ceiling damage inside your home is an obvious symptom of a roof leak. What isn’t obvious is how long that roof leak has been occurring and the extent of the damage the leak has caused. It is possible that the water finally made its way down to your ceiling because it took some time to rot out your sheathing. Rain water repeatedly making its way underneath your shingles and roofing system, and sitting for prolonged periods (without drying) will rot the sheathing wood.
First, water damaged roof sheathing can lead to mold on the underside of the sheathing wood. When the rain water gets through your shingles and flashing it just sits there. There is no guarantee it will dry out and not cause additional damage, thereby causing mold. Which opens the door for the second problem, prolonged leaks can lead to water getting into the walls of your home, if not immediately repaired, where mold will grow.
Mold needs to be dealt with immediately. Any roof sheathing with mold on it needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Moldy wood in your home is not safe for you and your family. And until the roof leak is repaired, and sheathing replaced, additional rain water will keep making its way into your home causing further, and more costly damage.
A sagging roof is evidence of damaged sheathing underneath. If you notice from the ground that your roof is sagging, contact a qualified roofing professional immediately. A sagging roof can be dangerous because you don’t know how bad it is or where the weaknesses are. Entire sections of the roof could be completely rotted out.
Roof Sheathing Installation
Once your roof is diagnosed and any leaks are identified, it is hugely important to hire a qualified roofing company to repair your roof damage properly and bring your home up to code. (Referring to the Ohio Revised Code regulations for roofing installation.) A lot of “preferred contractors” and shoddy roofers don’t install sheathing correctly, or even realize that it needs to be replaced, so be certain you hire roofers you can verify are knowledgeable about the process and the necessary regulations.
Lastly, it is important to always keep in mind you need proper roof installation to avoid any problems with your manufacturer’s warranty. An improperly installed roof may void the warranty. Also, if you have a storm damage claim, your insurance company may deny your claim because your roof was not installed in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.
Absolute Assurance Restorations is one of the top rated roofing companies Mansfield Ohio. We install all types of roofs including shingles, slate roofing, metal roofing, rubber and flat roofs. Also, we install vinyl siding, aluminum siding, windows, gutters and gutter guards. We have Google 5-Star Reviews and Facebook Reviews.
When you have storm damage you will need to a choose a roofer who knows how to fight for you. At Absolute Assurance Restorations, a top rated roofers in Mansfield Ohio, our roofers are highly trained and they know how to fight for you to get legitimate storm damage covered.
Oftentimes, an insurance company is motivated to pay to have your roof and siding repaired and move on, regardless of whether some corners need to be cut to cover the costs of the repairs. Many less experienced and shoddy roofers don’t speak up and try to get all of the damaged parts of your home covered. But when an experienced storm damage restoration company is doing the work, we push to be certain ALL damages are covered and that your roof is installed in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code regulations. In other words, when your roof is damaged we don’t cut corners, your roof will be installed correctly and up to code.
Proper Roof Installation
When a roof is installed, no matter if the homeowner or the insurance company is paying for it, it has to be installed correctly. But why? Aside from the obvious answer, an improper roof installation can cause your insurance company to deny a future storm damage claim. So if a roofer installs your roof and cuts corners any future storm claims can be denied because of the shoddy installation. And yes, an insurance company is within their rights to deny a claim if a roof wasn’t installed properly.
How do I protect myself against a shoddy roof installation?
Roofing Contractor Reviews
First, you can protect yourself from choosing a bad roofing company by always checking their online Facebook and Google reviews. Online reviews can help paint a solid picture of the type of workmanship and follow-up a particular roofing company offers. A lack of reviews or consistently bad reviews may be an indicator that that roofer is not up to the task.
Second, check if they are a certified roofing company with a shingle manufacturer. For example, we have a Master Elite certification from GAF. This means that we have been trained by GAF to install their roofs properly and in accordance with the local regulations. And when we do a roof replacement, you will know that it is installed correctly and that we stand behind our work and an insurance company will know that it was installed properly upon inspection.
Roofers License and Insurance
Lastly, check your roofers insurance and licensing credentials. Be certain they carry workman’s compensation insurance in case any on-the-job accidents occur. And check their general licensing to be certain they are locally licensed and have demonstrated a general workmanship quality.
Following these three basic tips will reduce the likelihood you ever experience a future roofing installation disaster. Prevention here is key and keep in mind that many people do not know to follow these basic steps, which opens them up to bad outcomes with their roof. We have witnessed many nightmarish scenarios involving shoddy roofing companies.
Absolute Assurance Restorations is a top rated Mansfield roofing company. We have multiple locations across the Central Ohio Region. We also offer top rated siding contractors, gutter installation, windows and skylight contractors services. Our roofing services includes shingles, metal roofing, slateroofing, rubber and flat roofs. Lastly, we do all types of commercial roofing services. Contact us today for a free roof estimate. (419) 709-7223.