Hurricane Sally Roofing Thoughts

A few things to consider.

1) If your current roof is 15 years or older there is a very good chance Sally ruined your roof. Even if from the ground it looks ok there is a HIGH chance that many of the shingles lifted during the gusts but then layed back down. You test this by gently lifting on the tabs, if they are not stuck to the shingle beneath they will not reseal themselves, they are designed to seal in the heat upon installation. Your insurance will likely pay for a replacement roof.

When it comes to patching small areas of a roof it can be done but 15 year old shingles are very difficult to patch because they are brittle and will break while we try to weave them in with the old shingles. + the insurance exists to make you whole and new shingles will never match 15 year old shingles.

2) Many companies will approach you with the promise to handle your claim for you. It sounds real nice. But in reality you’ll agree to an AOB, assignment of benefits where you are giving over your rights to your insurance proceeds. In the right situation with a HIGH AMOUNT OF TRUST in that person/ contractor it can work out but Ive heard more horror stories than success stories. The most common is dragging out the project because once you sign your at their mercy to get the job done because the insurance check wont have your name on it, it’ll have their name on it.

They also will max out every small thing and bill the insurance for it, hurting all of us insureds in FL as a result when all of our premiums rise.

Best practice is have them quote you for the job, let the insurance pay you and then you pay them.

Im sure there is more I want to say but too tired to think of them right now. I had over 175 phone calls yesterday alone. If I can help you call or text 8505545440.

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Why Are Pensacola Roofers NOT Quoting Peel & Stick Underlayment?

Pensacola Roofing Wind Mitigation

When I’m meeting with Pensacola homeowners I often see other Pensacola Roofing Contractor’s quotes for their roof replacements. What I am always shocked by is the lack of Pensacola Roofers offering Peel & Stick Underlayment (also known as ice and water shield) as the underlayment of choice for Pensacola, FL roofs.

The days of old fashioned roof felts are mostly gone (which is a good thing), but most local roofers are only upgrading the underlayment by 1 step. To synthetic underlayments. Before you sign a contract with your roofing contractor be sure to ask about what kind of roof underlayment they are going to install.

Not only does a peel and stick underlayment provide a much better roof system, it also provides secondary water resistance, so that if rain does penetrate your shingles you have an excellent chance of keeping the water out of your home. This secondary water barrier qualifies you for a discount on your wind insurance once your updated wind mitigation report is completed.

Mark Taylor Construction ALWAYS uses peel and stick underlayment so that you know you are receiving the best products for the best prices on your new roof in Pensacola, FL.

New Website for Mark Taylor Construction’s Roofing Division.

Pensacola Roofing

Thank you for visiting our new online home for Mark Taylor Construction’s Roofing Division. Please be patient with us these next few weeks as we strive to make this website a great source of Pensacola Roofing information for our neighbors and friends. As always, for a free quote call (850) 407-ROOF (7663) or use our contact form on the home page.

Thank you.

Mark Taylor