Category Archive: Storm Damage Restoration

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    Hail Storm Damage

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    Identifying Hail Storm Damage To Your Home

    Storm season has arrived. Do you know what to look for after a catastrophic hail or wind storm hits your area? Here are a few tips to help you decide to call JM Roofing Group for a Free Property Inspection:

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    WIND DAMAGE:

    Wind Damage is the most obvious type of damage to identify, and typically is an excellent indicator of storm damage.

    1. MISSING SHINGLES: If you see missing shingles on your roof, it’s an obvious indicator that you have storm damage.
    1. ROOF MATERIAL ON THE GROUND: Finding full or partial shingle or roofing pieces on the ground may indicate parts of your roof have been blown off by wind, even if you can’t see it from the ground!
    1. BLOWN OFF EXTERIOR COMPONENTS: Blown off fascia, siding, gutters or other exterior components are all indicators of wind damage also.

     

    HAIL STORM DAMAGE:

    Hail Storm Damage is quite a bit more difficult to identify than wind damage. This is mainly because wind damage displaces exterior components of the home, while hail simply impacts those components, affecting the lifespan, warranty, and functionality of the exterior components (Shingle, Siding, Gutters, etc.). Supporting evidence of hail damage, or collateral damage as it is referred to, can be found all around your property. Here are some things to look for:

    1. HAIL DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR: Hail dings on your car. This may seem like an odd place to look for evidence of hail damage to your home, but it’s actually one of the most effective and obvious. In order for hail to damage most cars, the hail must be a certain size and density. That size and density reflected in the hail damage to your car, would most likely indicate the hail was large enough to damage your roof, as well. That is, assuming your car was at your home or property, at the time of the catastrophic event.
    1. SOFT METAL DAMAGE: Hail dimples on gutters, downspouts, fascia, window wraps and other soft metal accessories on your home (Aluminum, copper, etc.). Soft metal accessories are easier to damage than other exterior components, and offer insight in to hail large the hail was at your property during the storm. Larger hail hits to your soft metals certainly warrant further inspection of the roof and property.
    1. A/C FIN DAMAGE: Hail indentations to the fins on your A/C unit. Older A/C units and window A/C units typically have exposed A/C fins. If hail came in from the direction the A/C unit faces, the A/C fins on the unit would be peppered with indentations from hail impacts. This is additional collateral damage, or supporting evidence, and further support the decision to call for a property inspections from one of our Haag Engineering Certified Inspectors.
    1. GRANULE LOSS: Massive granule loss from your shingles is a fair indicator of hail damage to your property. You may notice grains of asphalt rock on your back deck, or driveway, or coming out of your downspouts after a storm. Shingles are designed to lose granules during inclement weather, but when an abundance of granules comes off during a weather event, it’s better to be safe and have your roof inspected for further insight.
    1. WINDOW SCREENS: Hail damage to your window screens. Most window screens have a certain pliability to them and can withstand a certain amount of debris impact. But when a hail stone hits your screens at a certain velocity, it will puncture your screen and leave it peppered with holes. You may only see damage to your screens on certain sides of your house, depending on the direction the storm traveled and the amount of blowing winds.
    1. NEIGHBORITIS: Your neighbors are all getting new roofs! If you step out your front door one morning, or come home from work one evening and see your neighbors getting a new roof, or have solicitors knocking on your door to sell you the promise of a new roof, politely tell them, “No thank you!” Then call your trusted insurance restoration specialists at JM Roofing Group for a complete property assessment and inspection. Neighboritis, as we affectionately call this phenomena, is typically the largest influence on a homeowner’s decision to get their roof inspected, and eventually file an insurance claim. It’s hard to see ALL your neighbors getting new roofs and think that you wouldn’t get approved either.

    ALL of these tips, on what to look for, will help you decide whether or not to have your property inspected. Not all of these must be found to warrant calling for an inspection, but even finding one is an excellent reason to have your home looked at. Besides, it’s FREE!

    Once a certified hail and wind inspector looks at your property, we will show you pictures of any damage we found, and give you an honest assessment of the damage to your property. If one of our inspectors, or sales representatives finds sufficient damage to warrant filing a claim, he or she will then instruct you on how to proceed. If one of our inspectors DOESN’T find sufficient damage to file a claim, he or she will explain their assessment to you and how to best move forward with any repairs or maintenance outside of an insurance claim. We wouldn’t want anyone to waste our time with filing a needless insurance claim, and we certainly won’t waste yours!

    Contact JM Roofing Group today to schedule your free Hail Storm Damage Inspection.

  2. GAF Certified

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    JM Roofing Group is a GAF Certified Contractor!

    Why choose JM Roofing Group as your roofer?

    As a result of this certification, JM Roofing Group can now offer our customers upgraded warranties on their GAF Timberline HD roof systems.

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    Spring Showers Bring Storm Damage Repairs

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    It’s that time of year again! Storm season has arrived which means we’re all stepping foot out of hibernation to inspect what kind of storm damage repairs we’re facing. Do you know what to look for after a catastrophic hail or wind storm hits your area? Here are a few tips to help you decide to call Joshua Miller Roofing for a Free Property Inspection to inspect for Hail Damage and Wind Damage.

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  4. What To Do When You Spot Storm Damage On Your Roof

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    There are several types of storms and severe weather conditions that leave your roof susceptible to wind or water damage such as hurricanes, hailstorms, tornadoes and thunderstorms. All of these conditions have the capability of ripping shingles from your roof or causing tree limbs to fall on and potential scratch your roof. With this being said, it is imperative to check your roof for damage following any severe weather. 

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    Several types of storms and severe weather conditions can damage your roof.

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  5. The Importance of Installing a Ice and Water Shield on Your Roof

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    It is essential to have an Ice and Water Shield installed on your roof. It will not only protect against water damage and decrease the possibility of leaks, it will also enhance your roof’s lifespan. The Ice and Water Shield provides an extra layer defense to the roofs most vulnerable areas: eaves and valleys, roofing vents, skylights and around the chimney. The damage in these areas is caused by ice damming, wind-driven rains and backed up gutters. These shields are usually offered as an “additional feature,” but we strongly recommend that you have the Ice and Water Shield installed!

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    Ice Damming on the Roof.

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  6. JM Roofing Group: We’re More Than Just Roofing Professionals

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    The JM Roofing Group strives to maximize your roof life and extend the viability of your existing roof. We are committed to providing our customers with quality craftsmanship and prompt customer service. We are continuously evolving and expanding our knowledge and understanding of the complexities and challenges of every roofing system. All of our contractors and representatives are trained personally by Joshua Miller, founder of JM Roofing Group, and provided with the necessary tools and experiences to represent home and business owners the way he would.

    Our southeastern based roofing company has provided industry leading service since 2005. We are experts at helping you navigate the process of getting your roof restored. Whether you are suffering from buckled shingles, leaking roof penetrations, high wind damage or blowing leaves and debris, we are here to help without drenching you in costly repairs. We are not just a group of roofing professionals. We are your neighbors and your friends. We take pride in the communities we serve and are dedicated to restoring their livelihood one roof at a time. We offer residential, commercial and restoration services in the Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and Florida markets. All of our markets currently offer commercial services are state-wide. We are working to improve our presence in the Florida market and contribute to the restoration efforts needed following the hurricane season.  

    Let a JM Roofing representative help you resolve all your roofing needs, today! Contact us for a free consultation at 800-409-5709.

  7. Roofing Professionals: Here is Why You Should Get HAAG Certified Now!

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    If you are a roofing contractor looking to grow your clientele or evolve your industry expertise, then the HAAG Certification Program is the perfect option for you!

    What is HAAG Certification?

    The HAAG Certification program is a comprehensive training that extends a contractors ability to effectively and efficiently inspect and assess roof damage. This certification is a 3-day, intensive program designed for intermediate-level professional. The program offers three course options: residential roofing, commercial roofing and wind damage. Every course covers the topics of manufacturing, installation, weathering, hail and wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, repair costs, inspection safety, roof area calculations and applicable codes.

    Why get HAAG Certified?

    There are several benefits to completing the HAAG certification program.

    1. Showing you are “HAAG Certified” on your resume.
    The term “HAAG Certified” carries a lot of weight within the roofing community. Not only does it demonstrate your commitment to staying current with the technology and trends of the industry, it shows employers and customers that you have a deeper level of credibility. The exclusive practices taught in these classes increases your value as an inspector and provides you with heighted authority in the roofing community.

    2. Ability to detect roof damage on a forensic engineering level.
    This 3-day course is designed and taught by the some of the industry’s leading Forensic Engineers. Combined they have over 300 years of field experience. These professional will equip you with the tools and knowledge necessary to elevate your roofing expertise when inspecting and assessing damage.

    3. Staying up-to-date with your industry training.
    The roofing industry is constantly growing and evolving. As technology improves, the practices and methods of the roofing community must also progress. To ensure roofing professionals are receiving the most current industry practices and trends, the HAAG Certification staff is constantly updating its curriculum. The program also requires all HAAG certified professionals to participate in a short-recertification lesson every year to update them on any information added to the course throughout the year.

    So, what are you waiting for? Sign-up for the HAAG Certification course now to grow your expertise and deepen your credibility within the roof community!

    For more information on the HAAG Certification Program visit http://haagcertifiedinspector.com/.

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    How to Choose a Qualified Roofing Contractor

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    Choosing a Qualified Roofing Contractor for your Roofing Needs

    Choosing a qualified roofing contractor for your roofing repair or replacement can be tricky. While your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, it can be the the most expensive to maintain. Your roof is the first line of protection for your home against the weather which makes it imperative to hire the roofing company that best fits your needs. Because there are so many roofing companies in the industry, here are some important tips to consider when you hire a roofing company for your needs.

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  9. Roof Leak Common Causes

    Roof Leak Common Causes

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    Roof Leak Common Causes

    Have you ever gone into the bathroom in the morning to shower and get ready for work? Only to find an ugly brown spot in your bathroom or one of the bedrooms? What about when you go to light a fire in the winter and find water dripping on, or even inside, your fireplace? How about my personal favorite? Water dripping onto you WHILE YOU SLEEP!?! No need to worry. Today we will discuss roof leak common causes and what you can do to remedy the problems.

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