RESTOR | Roof Inspection Tips From The Pros

Markus Kidwell contractors, damage assessment, inspections, Roofing

STORM DAMAGE:  Two words most homeowners don’t want to hear when talking about their roof. This phrase can strike fear in the hearts of anyone who has ever experienced significant and costly damage that required extensive repairs or even roof replacement. The key to minimizing damage – as much as possible – is to know how to inspect for problems right after the storm so you can hire a roofing or restoration company to get the repairs done as quickly as possible. These tips from the pros are a great place to start. Complete a Thorough Inspection Perhaps the most critical thing you can do after a storm hits—whether it’s high winds, tornado, heavy rains, or hail—is to take a close look at the roof. Be sure to wait until it’s safe to inspect, and don’t get up on the roof unless you have proper safety equipment to prevent falls. Homeowners with little or no experience in roofing might not know what to look for, and in those cases it’s often better to hire a roofing contractor to perform the inspection for you. RESTOR is proud to offer fast, FREE roof inspections, so save yourself the hassle and danger by calling us today at 317-644-0099. Look for Shingle Damage Roof damage can come in many forms, but often the damage that results from a storm will be pretty visible on the shingles. Look for damage that could include: Missing shingles or sections of shingles after high winds “Bruised” shingles from …

RESTOR | Drones for Roofing? The Time Has Come

Markus Kidwell contractors, drones, Home Improvement, Return on Investment for Roofing, Roofing, technology, Videos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or by several other names, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may operate with various degrees of autonomy: either under remote control by a human operator, or fully or intermittently autonomously, by onboard computers.[1] Compared to manned aircraft, UAVs are often preferred for missions that are too “dull, dirty or dangerous”[2] for humans. They originated mostly in military applications, although their use is expanding in commercial, scientific, recreational and other applications,[3] such as policing and surveillance, aerial photography, agriculture and drone racing. Civilian drones now vastly outnumber military drones, with estimates of over a million sold by 2015. Forward-thinking roofing companies are starting to develop additional uses. RESTOR believes there are at least 5 legitimate reasons drones fit our business well: 1. Highly Accurate Estimates for Customers An age-old challenge for roofers is providing a completely accurate estimate for their clients. Some modern roofs feature areas that are nearly inaccessible. Trees can virtually prevent a roofer from getting to every nook and cranny for inspection and measuring purposes. Other roofs have extreme pitches, creating more risk for the roofer to climb up the ladder and inspect the damage. With a drone, these problems can go away quickly. Drones can provide accurate visuals with a high-resolution camera to record videos and pictures of the roof, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. Roofers can estimate more accurately …

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RESTOR Restoration Indianapolis | 3 Simple Steps to Having Your Home Repaired Following a Catastrophe

Markus Kidwell contractors, Emergency Restoration, Home Improvement

When Mother Nature brings her wrath and causes property damage from flood, fire, hail, wind, tornado or even ice…it can be a very stressful and confusing endeavor having repairs made. I am here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be! Following a catastrophe, there are really only 3 Simple Steps that we require our property owner customers to do to ensure that we can properly handle their repairs. Here are the 3 Simple Steps: Call your insurance company following a severe weather event or property issue that needs insurance assistance. File a claim for the damages to your home or business and write down the name and number of your insurance adjuster assigned to your claim. Schedule a specific time for the adjuster to come out and see your property. Call your contractor and have the contractor and the insurance adjuster meet at your property to assess the damage TOGETHER. Step 3 is very important. This will ensure that you are properly taken care of because BOTH the insurance representative and the construction professional can meet together to determine your repairs. When that happens, everything goes very smoothly. Here at RESTOR we are constantly meeting with insurance companies in a beneficial relationship that allows us to do our job better and help our customers more quickly and efficiently. Give our expert team a call at 844.4RESTOR for all your restoration needs! We provide full-service repair, restoration, and re-models for fire damage, storm damage, hail damage, mold damage and water damage restoration. Our …

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Restor | It’s Important to Have Your Home Inspected Following a Severe Storm

Brian Southard Emergency Restoration, Water Damage

Have you experienced bad storms recently? If so, your home may be in need of possible restoration services. Severe thunderstorms are most common in the spring or summer months and usually involve a strong winds, hail, and a lot of rain. If your property has experienced a severe thunderstorm, it’s always best to have the property inspected to determine if you’ve sustained storm damage. We’ve all heard the expression, “take care of your body and your body will take care of you.” As a business owner or homeowner, you should apply this same wisdom to your commercial or residential building and the premises around it. While it’s easy to see physical damage that can be caused by large storms, Mother Nature also slowly and consistently breaks down your building’s defenses against future weather conditions. The specific weather conditions your building is exposed to, coupled with your maintenance plan, play a large part in the strength and longevity of your building and your resulting bottom line.  Here are a few examples of severe weather conditions that can damage  properties: Expansion and contraction due to seasonal temperature swings and daily temperature fluctuations can create leaks in sealants, gaskets, and other building materials.  UV exposure from sun, as well as snow, rain, drought, hail and smog, can degrade roots and wall systems. Salt sprays in coastal locations can corrode various metals, while acid rain in Northern locations can also eat away at some metals. Repeated windstorm exposure can cause fatigue on metal and wooden components making them more prone to failure in the next big storm. RESTOR is a full service …

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Hail Damage Tips

Brian Southard Roofing, Uncategorized

As April rapidly approaches and spring is finally around the corner, the odds significantly increase that atmospheric changes will spur large hail-producing thunderstorms.  Depending on the magnitude of the storm and size of hail, these information tips will help you know what to look for.  The first indicator is the divots or indentations hail produces on a roof.  Typically, other roof components are also damaged during a storm such as skylights, metal roof ventilation and gutters. ASPHALT SHINGLES Shingles could be cracked or broken.  The most common form of hail damage is divots or crushed spots where the roofing granules rupture the reinforcing asphalt mat and displace granules sufficient enough to expose the asphalt shingle mat.   This leads to the shingles drying, cracking and finally, shingle failure.    WOOD OR CEDAR SHINGLES When impacted, hail can crack cedar shake shingles.  What happens is when the hail strikes the area, it splits the shingle parallel with the wood grain.  As a direct result of hail, it can cause wood shingles to break-off a roof. SLATE ROOFS Hail damage can crack slate roofing.  Although cracking typically occurs when hail strikes this product, damage may be a more random pattern.  In addition, slate tiles are kept in place by a series of fasteners.  If the slate tiles are loose they could potentially slide off a roof.   HAIL SIZE It all depends on the size of the hail: Less than 1″ About the size of a quarter, it can inflict damage to a …