ZCI Residential
ZCI Residential

Episode 2 · 1 year ago

Roof Leaks & Insurance Claims


Good Afternoon Green County and surrounding communities. Daniel here with ZCI. I was out yesterday putting a quick patch onsomeone's roof before this rain storm came and I thought it might be valuable ifI shared with you guys a couple tips to make sure you don't have waterintrusion that you don't know about the potential mold growing. So make sure thatyou're regularly, even once a month, especially after a big rainstorm, goingaround checking each of your rooms, checking the ceilings, checking especially closets ceilingsthat maybe you don't see as much. And believe it or not, weoften see stains in people's bedrooms above their beds that they should be seeing everyday that they had no clue. So make sure you pay attention to thatsemi regularly because we would hate for there to be some kind of mold growthin your attic, in the insulation that might be getting into your HBEC systemand we all know that's bad for health. So make sure you're paying attention tothat. Some common leak areas.

More often than not this is goingto be where there's penetrations pipe, boots vents, sometimes your Ridge vent,maybe where your roof meets a wall where there's flashing that might not be installedproperly may be damaged, to pay attention especially there, and those are typicallyeasy fixes if it's just a penetration. So if you do find a leakand you aren't sure where it's coming from, you have a couple options. Thefirst is to get a second opinion, which is my recommendation. Get aprofessional out who's used to inspecting roofs, who understands the common pain points,common weak areas and understands the best best method of repairs. The secondoption, which I don't recommend, is getting on your roof and looking forit on your own, because if you're not trained it can be dangerous andif you don't have a trained eye we might miss something. It could beobvious to the local experience contractor okay, and then we're going to repair it, either a temper repair or a long...

...term repair, depending on the situation, and then we're going to file a claim of necessary. This is ifthere was damage and in our experience we can say this is the type ofdamage that clients of ours have filed for in the past and we've seen thesetype of themselves. So that's going to come from either a friend or afamily who's filed a claim and understands the process, or a restoration contractor whois used to dealing with these types of claim, used to identifying damage andcan say here's what you can likely expect and here's how we could have okay. So be paying attention to those things. Again, we hate for there tobe a mold situation or drivewall rotting and you find out too late right. So have a great weekend. Plus a community thing.

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