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What’s going on with your roof?

From an article in the latest issue (March/April) of the American Automobile Association “Living” magazine, here’s some interesting information relative to the roof on your house.

What To Know

  • Shingles are rated for a certain number of years, indicating how long they are guaranteed against manufacturers defects. It’s not a guarantee of how long the roof will last.
  • Asphalt shingles naturally lose some granules over time. Finding small amounts in gutters is not an automatic signal that you need to replace your roof.
  • A homeowner’s insurance policy will take care of damage caused by fire, vandalism and “acts of God,” like a hailstorm. It does not cover roof repair that’s due to normal wear and tear.
  • Many types of damage, such as from hail or wind, affect only a specific part of the roof. When a damaged roof is repaired, insurance only covers replacement of the part that has actual damage.

What to Do

  • Replace missing shingles and worn seals around vent pipes, skylights and chimneys to prevent leaking. Remove leaves to prevent moisture from deteriorating the roof.
  • Before replacing an older roof, talk to your insurer about discounts available for wind mitigation. A roof built with materials and features that resist windstorm damage could qualify for a discount on your insurance premiums.
  • Inspect your roof in late fall when you clean your gutters. If you find damage, contact your insurance company and have them send someone to review the problem.
  • If you have an aging roof, have a qualified roofing professional perform an inspection every few years or at the first sign of problems.
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PATTY VISCONTI
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Erin Hudson
Broker

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Fax- 407-641-8627

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Patty Visconti - Grande Realty Group

PATTY VISCONTI
Owner/Realtor

Phone- 407-234-8426

Fax- 407-641-8627

patty@grgorlando.com

Erin Hudson - Grande Realty Group

Erin Hudson
Broker

Phone- 407-694-3489

Fax- 407-641-8627

erin@grgorlando.com

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