Insurance Tips for Residential Roof Systems

Insurance Tips for Residential Roof Systems
Since 1989, Joe Hall Roofing, Inc. has been providing high quality roofing services to residential and commercial structures in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. With years of knowledge and continued learning in the latest roofing technologies as well as experience to back it up, our technicians are highly trained and qualified to provide superior services to both our residential and commercial clients.

Our residential roofing experts understand the complexity of roofing insurance and how to go about having your roof inspected and treated in a cost-efficient manner. Here are some tips that will help you as you work with your insurance company.

Before you ever contact your insurance agency, make sure you know exactly what needs to be done, if anything. Schedule a free on-site inspection with Joe Hall Roofing to assess your roof system. Upon completion of the inspection, if there is damage to the roof, gather all of the information on how to fix it. You want to go to your insurance company with all of the facts and no unknowns.

Our consultants at Joe Hall will provide you with a plan of action after the inspection. You’ll know exactly what we would do to get your roof system back in a pristine working, aesthetically appealing condition.

If you are in an emergency situation and need temporary repairs until the damage can be repaired, your insurance agent can authorize work to prevent further damage. However, you do not want to make any permanent repairs until your insurance authorizes work. Just make sure you keep all receipts to turn into your insurance agent.

As with anything, documentation is crucial. Keeping receipts, taking pictures before and after repairs are made, keeping a record of dates and times, etc. will protect you.

After the inspection, a claim sheet will be provided to you explaining the damage and funds being allotted to you for the repairs, less your deductible. In your claim sheet, you should have a printed explanation of your claim settlement, including your deductible, depreciation, and net claim amount.

At Joe Hall Roofing, we strive to protect homeowners from fraudulent scams. Never let a door-to-door knocker get on your roof. From vandalism to injuries, you don’t want to get taken advantage of. Always call a reputable roofing company to assist you in your roofing needs. Select a contractor that has an established relationship with insurance companies.

We offer prospective clients free insurance claims assistance. Allow our consultants to help you through each stage of the roofing process. We will inspect your roof, help you understand your insurance claims, and make any repairs necessary to get your roof back in superior shape to protect you year-round.


Commercial Roofing Services & Products: Keeping your Roof Secure

Commercial Roofing Services & Products: Keeping your Roof Secure
Joe Hall Roofing has been working with commercial properties for several years to keep businesses up and running during roof construction. We understand how valuable time is during the work day and we strive to provide quality commercial roofing services without disrupting your day.

When you choose Joe Hall Roofing, we meet together to create deadlines that allow your building to remain active and open while still getting the roof repaired, reroofed, or completely installed. To ensure your satisfaction, we discuss your exact needs in detail. We desire open communication with you to keep your time at the office peaceful and quiet for maximum productivity.

Because commercial roofing extends from skyscrapers to hotel to factories and warehouses, we understand that there are diverse needs represented. During a consultation, we discuss you industry specifics and the needs of your company to ensure that you are not interrupted when our roofing professionals are onsite. During this consultation, we show you photographs of your existing roof and will note any and all problems uncovered during the roof inspection.

When roof design is needed, you’re in good hands with Joe Hall Roofing. Our experts have the skill and contacts to get the job done—using innovative computer design software. Roof replacement on a commercial structure can be costly. During our consultation, we will give you all of the necessary information you need to make an educated decision—from suggestions on repair options to helping you determine which products will benefit your building the most.

From maintenance to new roof needs, we help North Texas companies determine the best step to take in their roofing needs. We advise all of our clients, residential and commercial, to have routine inspections completed. This helps you to know potential threats to your roof system before they become a problem.

Preventative maintenance has the potential to save you thousands in lost merchandise, product, and even production down time. Staying ahead by investing in preventative maintenance and routine inspections is the wisest decision you can make.

When it comes to roof products, repairs, new installation, and roof coating, Joe Hall has years of experience. Our professionals are trained and educated in the latest commercial roofing technologies to keep your roof safe for years to come. Roof coating is our specialty. We understand that a roof coating can extend the life of your roof system. So we work with the top manufacturers to get you lasting results.

Our products come from the top manufacturers to ensure highest quality for our customers. Ranging from GAF and Firestone to CertainTeed and Georgia-Pacific and many more, we help you find the perfect product for your specific needs.

A full list of our product manufacturer include Bitec, CertainTeed, ChemLink, Firestone, GAF, Hunter, Georgia-Pacific, John Manville, Karnak, Lapolla, MBCI, MonierLifetile, Mule-hide Products, Owens Corning, TAMKO, Trumbull, U.S. Ply, Inc., and Versico.


To Repair or Replace Residential Roof System

To Repair or Replace Residential Roof System
From natural wear and tear to the unpredictable Texas weather, many North Texans have reported damage to their roof systems this month. Summer months are the popular for roof repairs and replacements, as the sun is typically shining bright. Before Mother Nature strikes, make sure that your residential roof system is ready for the changing season.

Many customers come to Joe Hall Roofing with the foreknowledge that their roof needs serious repairs. The number one questions we get from homeowners is whether to make repairs to the damaged area or to replace the roof system altogether.

Our trained and experienced technicians have years of knowledge to help you make the best choice for your home. However, the answer isn't always black and white. There are several factors to consider when it comes to your roof system-age of the roof, previous roof repairs, and extent of the damage.

The age of your roof is the number one factor. If the age of your roof is the root cause, you will know by the extent of the damage. Natural wear and tear affects the majority of the roof. It's unlikely that your roof will take a big hit to a particular area if wear and tear is to blame.

If it is determined that your roof has aged well and done it's job, it's best to replace the entire roof system. However, if the roof has never been reroofed, or recovered, that is a more cost-efficient alternative.

Shingles can be layered two deep maximum. If your roof has lasted strong with one layer, you can consider recovering with a second layer of shingles. If two layers already exist, the roof requires a complete tear-off replacement.

Extent of the damage provides the most indepth insight as to how to properly proceed. Your roof can be brand new, but if the damage has affected the underlying insulation, extends across the majority of the roof system, etc., it is best to replace the roof system. If, however, the damage is consentrated to one specific area and does not affect the remainder of the roof system, simple repairs can be made.

Our goal, at Joe Hall, is to provide customers with high quality, lasting roofing solutions. Our technicians are educated in the latest residiential roofing technologies to make necessary repairs and replacements to keep your home safe for years to come. Allow us to inspect your home and discuss all of your roof system needs with you.


Tips to Keep Your Home Cool During Summer Months

Tips to Keep Your Home Cool During Summer Months
Keeping your home from the effects of the North Texas heat can be a difficult feat. As your electric bill rises during summer months, we have some tips to help you lower your bill and conserve energy.

Your roof plays an important role in keeping your home cool. From reflective roof shingles to energy efficient window screens, there are plenty of ways to reduce, reuse, and conserve. First options, cool your roof. While most shingles are black, there are new technologies in the roofing industry designed to help you conserve energy consumption. Cool roofs reflect sunlight, staying cool, and reducing the amount of heat transferred into your home. When your roof is cool, your home is cool. This helps avoid a chilly 68 degree thermostat, but still get the same effect.

Another way to lower your monthly energy bill is to plant shade. Of course, this isn’t an immediate solution. But after your tiny seed has grown you’ll notice a drastic difference in your electric bill. Did you know a tree can block up to 70 percent of solar radiation from hitting your home? Shade can come from trees, shrubs, and plants placed in front of windows that receive the afternoon sun. Not only does this option keep your home cool, but it gives you great curb appeal with lush landscaping.

Keeping in line with shade, you can also invest in shades for your windows. From an awning to window screen reflectors, making sure your windows don’t trap and absorb heat has the potential to save you a pretty penny on your electric bill. For the interior of your home, shut the blinds. A room lined with windows isn’t called the “sun room” coincidentally. If you don’t want sun creeping into your home and absorbing your cool air, and money, keep the blinds shut during the afternoon.

This next tip is so simple, but often overlooked. Running your ceiling fan obviously provides cool air. But, it can actually be working against you if you don’t have the switch set to the right spin direction. Look for the small switch at the base of your fan. Set your fan to turn counter-clockwise during the summer and clockwise in the winter.

Did you know that everything plugged into the electric socket produces heat? If you are serious about cooling your home without constantly running the air conditioning, unplug!

From the roof to the ground, there are plenty ways to conserve energy and keep your home cool. Don’t automatically reach for the thermostat if your home starts heating up. Close the blinds, turn off the stove, and look to your ceiling fan. You’ll love the comfortable temperature of your home—and the cheap electric bill!


Insuring Your Commercial Roof System

Insuring Your Commercial Roof System
With years of experience in the roofing industry, Joe Hall Roofing has seen commercial customers suffer because of insurance discrepancies. Our goal is to help you not just fix your roof, but to help you make sure you’re getting the most out of your roofing insurance policy. Here are some tips to keep your roof in regulation for warranties and eligible for insurance claims.

Weather storms, wear and tear, and the aging lifespan of a roof all have an effect on your roof system. Regardless of your reason, if you have any concerns about the safety or reliability of your roof, contact Joe Hall Roofing right away. We offer a free on-site inspection to determine if there is any damage to your roof.

We offer this free service so that customers can have a professional opinion before ever contacting your insurance agency. Tip one: get specific details from the inspection. When you make the phone call to your insurance, you will need to provide your insurance with detailed information. Having the inspection already done, at no cost to you, keeps you informed.

If there is damage to your roof, discuss your options with your Joe Hall Roofing consultant. These are all steps in preparation before a phone call to your insurance provider. You want to have as much information as possible to relay to your insurance agent. If the damage is large enough and temporary repairs are needed immediately, proceed to prevent any further damage, but keep all of your receipts to turn in to the insurance company.

Documentation is key in communication with your insurance provider. In addition to the receipts, take before and after pictures of your roof system. Get pictures of the damage prior to any repairs and after temporary repairs.

Make sure that no permanent repairs are made until the adjuster has had the opportunity to inspect the damaged area. This is the most important tip. Following this rule of thumb can save you a lot of time and heartache dealing with insurance requirements.

Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a claim sheet with an outline of the damage and the funds designated for the repairs, less your deductible. The claims adjustor will provide you an itemized explanation of the claim settlement, including your deductible amount, depreciation, and net claim amount. Save this for your records.

About Joe Hall Roofing

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