This small ranch house is drastically improved when we replace its roof and siding.
These folks live on a street in Crystal Lake that we have probably done a dozen installations. This is a classic insurance restoration case where the homeowners made a claim for hail and wind damage and their insurance carrier denied the claim.
One of our insurance specialists took a look at the siding and roof and confirmed that there was indeed significant hail damage to the siding and wind damage to the roof shingles. A new claim was made and this time we represented the homeowner at the adjustment appointment. And guess what?? It was denied again.
Insurance carriers know that if a homeowner makes a claim and they deny it, most homeowners will take the insurance companies word for it and give up. THE FACT: Your insurance company does not work for you, they work for their investors! The more claims they deny, the less money they pay out, the more money they have available to distribute to their investors in the form of dividends.
We know better than to give up and called for another adjuster to come out and this time they agreed to pay for a full roof replacement and all of the siding on the house. Don’t ask how this happens, just realize the insurance companies play a game and if you don’t know the rules and how they play, you might as well forget about getting your home fixed.
During the Roof and Siding Installation on this Crystal lake Home…
When we removed the existing roof shingles and aluminum siding, we discovered that the roof decking below the shingles was rotted in many areas. The damage was severe enough that all of the wood on the house needed to be removed and replaced.
Obviously the roof had been leaking for some time causing the roof deck to rot.
Once we removed the rotted wood, we discovered that the insulation in the attic had been damaged by the water leaks in the roof. The attic needed to be cleaned out and new insulation needed to be installed.
This is what the roof looked like after all of the wood and damaged insulation was removed.
Reinstalling the wood and attic insulation. Notice the baffles being installed between the insulation and roof boards. This allows air to flow from the soffit vents to the ridge vent, keeping moisure at bay and lowering the temperature of the underneath of the roof so the shingles aren’t heated which would cause them to prematurely curl up.
The wood on this side of the roof is complete. Felt paper is installed over the wood and below the shingles.
This side is almost done. Notice the siding on this side is complete. For this installation we had both our roofers and our siders working at the same time. We don’t usually do this because they tend to get in each others way, but on this home, the homeowners needed to be completed relatively quickly.
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