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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Why Your Roof May Not Be Covered

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

white house with damaged brown roof Have you kept up with your roof maintenance?

Its common for many homeowners to look at their homeowners insurance as an extended warranty for their roof. However, insurance companies expect you to maintain your roof like you would your car. (oil change, tune up, new tires, etc.) When you fail to keep up with the maintenance of your roof, insurance companies will deem damage caused to your home due to your neglect resulting in possible claim denial. 

One of the more common claims to get denied is "wind drive rain". If heavy wind causes rainwater to get pushed under shingles yet you have an old roof that needed repairs or even a replacement, this could possibly result in a claim to get denied unfortunately.  

Usually around 15-20 years your roof is on its last legs needing a replacement. However, keep in mind if your roof experiences its fair share of beatings like hail or catastrophic storms your need for a new roof may be much sooner than that. 

Try to have your roof inspected annually during the warmer months to make sure you are prepared. Maintenance is keyto the longevity of your roof. 

SERVPRO of East Riverside is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. 

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of East Riverside has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Our SERVPRO of East Riverside team has the experience and extensive training to make disasters "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (951)222-2224

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