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Insurance will cover Repair AND Replacement cost!

Will an insurance company pay for roof repair and replacement?
Insurance companies will pay for roof repairs if those repairs are necessary to mitigate further damage.  They would be grateful that the insured (homeowner or property manager) exercised their fiduciary responsibility to stop further damage from running up the price of the claim. Such repairs would […]

July 12th, 2018|

How Insurance Companies Use Tortious Interference To Get Out Of Paying!

But what if you insurance claim provider doesn’t think the estimate your roofing contractor gave is correct, and doesn’t want to pay the amount needed? 

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July 5th, 2018|

How Much a Should a Roof Cost Xactimate

After Hurricane Irma, thousands southern Florida residents had to file insurance claims to have their roof replaced or repaired and endure the insurance process.
At Kelly Roofing, we understand that sorting through claim paperwork and repair or replacement estimates can be an exhausting, and sometimes confusing, task.
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June 28th, 2018|

Actual Cash Value vs. Depreciated Value

If your insurance provide has given you a check for the depreciated value of your roof, you might be worried that this amount won’t cover the cost to have your roof fixed.
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June 21st, 2018|

What You Need to Know about Innovative Induction Welding and Your Roof

Kelly Roofing is one of the first in the United States to use induction welding. This computer-driven fastening machine results in higher wind resistance than other mechanically attached roof systems. It also saves labor because it requires fewer screws than other systems. You may be unfamiliar with induction welding, but once you learn of its benefits, you will want to consider it for your next roof replacement project. […]

June 7th, 2018|

NRCA Roofing Day, Keeping Roofing On Top

Roofing professionals from all over America are gathered in Washington D.C. for NRCA Roofing Day March 6-7, 2018. […]

May 21st, 2018|

Don’t Get Shortchanged by Insurance on Storm Damage

How to file an Insurance claim?
Within 24 hours of the incident, contact your insurance agent first to see what process your insurance carrier requires.  Then contact your insurance company’s claims department. Explain in detail what happened. The adjuster or claims manager will advise what steps come next.  Follow those steps.
What will insurance pay for?  
Insurance […]

May 17th, 2018|

Don’t Let Your Claim Provider Hassle You After Roof Damage

What is fiduciary responsibility?
Fiduciary responsibility is an insured’s required actions to mitigate further damage using reasonable means necessary.  If the problem is ignored the insurance company may have the right to deny coverage.
What is mitigating damage?
Mitigating damage is taking steps to stop more damage from occurring.  If a leak occurs, turning off the water supply, […]

May 7th, 2018|

Kelly Roofing’s Duro-Last Roof Outlasts Hurricane Irma

Just how strong was Hurricane Irma in September of 2017? We all know it was a Category 4 when it landed, and many of us remember it had the second-fastest winds of any Atlantic Ocean storm (as reported by Scientific American). 

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April 12th, 2018|

Tile Roof Maintenance Best Done By Professionals

If your tile roof is installed properly, it can easily withstand our extreme Florida weather and last for at least 50 years. Periodic maintenance is a necessity to keep your roof watertight and looking its best, though. While there are some maintenance tasks you can tackle yourself, it’s wise to leave most to an experienced professional roofer. […]

March 19th, 2018|

What You Need to Know about Wind and Your Tile Roof

Wind mitigation is a term every Florida homeowner should know. It describes the practice of specific building techniques designed to limit roof damage inflicted by high winds. Your insurance company uses this term when accessing your roof’s durability in the face of high winds, tropical storms and hurricanes.
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March 5th, 2018|

Does Your Roofer Have Sufficient Storm Damage Expertise?

Unsurprisingly, many Florida roofers claim to have expertise in fixing hurricane damage. For emergency roofing, Naples residents with long experience battling nature know that very few residential roofers have what it takes to come back from a harrowing storm. The complexity of roof repair after a major hurricane is many times greater than the challenges from, say, a simple leak.

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February 19th, 2018|