Roof Tarp Orange County
A roof tarp may be necessary when the rainy season hits and you have an unresolved roof leak. Rather than wait for a repair date you have the option of having the roof covered with a tarp.
We stock up on high quality tarps, plastic for covering your roof before it rains, and sandbags for your emergency roof repair needs. If you have water coming in the house and it is going to be raining for days then maybe a roof tarp is the best idea.
If you are in need of a quick roof tarp, we can help dispatch a emergency roof covering crew to come over to your house, advise you on what needs to be done interior wise to best protect your home and it’s furnishings and cover up the roof.
A roof tarp done properly can cut back the amount of to the interior damage and is a requirement by your insurance company. Your homeowner’s insurance policy states that you “must protect your home” responsibly which includes using plastic or tarps during heavy rains to minimize the damage as much as possible.
Roof Tarp Service Near Me
When South County Roofing company comes for a roof tarping service, we will not only do our absolute best to cover your roof professionally and properly. We will also help move any furniture that may be too heavy for you to move and help you protect the inside of your home to make sure your insurance claim is not rejected due to a lack of proactive involvement on your part.
Your insurance will cover the cost of any emergency service required for you to protect your home from excess water damage. In some cases, we can even apply some of the cost of the emergency roof tarp or the covering up your roof with plastic to the cost of a new roof or a roof repair when as weather permits.
Moreover, we can help advise you on if it is even necessary to call your insurance company. Most the times it is not because the claim is too small and if you make more than one claim in a few years you could get your homeowners insurance policy canceled.
Furthermore, when you make a water damage claim on your insurance it is now put into a database from which other insurance providers will check when you go to get new insurance or try to sell your home.
You do not want to sell your home and have the buyer be made aware that you have more than one water claim made recently. If you need to make a claim, make sure it is completely necessary.
What Happens When You Call Your Insurance?
When you place a phone call to your insurance company to inform them that your have suffered water damage to the interior of your home because of a roof leak, they will call out a licensed drying company.
This company will come to your home knowing they have a blank check from the insurance to “mitigate” damage because of water damage and then start the process of drying out your home.
How Will They Find the Water Damage?
They have a tester that that push into your wall where they think water is. What you don’t know that is everywhere they push the tester into the wall you will have some wall repair. That, the insurance is on the hook for.
If the meter reads positive for moisture, they keep poking. If something is in the way like baseboards, crown molding, carpet, or cabinetry they will remove them. Sometimes roughly and crudely.
Their goal may not to be as careful as possible. After all, the more damage they do the more they get paid.
Do you need to go through all of this?
The question is all this fuss about some water in a wall necessary. It is my experience that a small percentage of the home we fix call their insurance for help. And these customers can fix the interior of their home on their own terms for much less.
You may need a little wall repair, drywall work, and painting. This is normal if you own a home and that is usually about the extent of it.
When to know if you need to call your insurance company or not?
You need a Orange County roofing professional who has gone through this whole process many times who can advise you on the possible outcomes on if you do call the insurance what will happen and if you don’t call what you will need to do and decide for yourself. We can do that for you.
Most of the time you will not need to call your insurance company. Furthermore, most of the extensive drying they make you do with the million holes in your wall and ceiling and fans everywhere blowing for day is not necessary.
Your home can dry out on its very own without any trouble in most cases.
Storm and Wind Damage to your Roof
What your insurance does cover is storm damage or wind damage. Storm and wind damage is typically the result of your “interior” damage but, not typically your roof.
The roof almost always fails or leaks because of normal wear and tear or some sort of faulty workmanship. And those are not covered by your insurance policy.
The only way you can get your insurance company to pay for the roof repairs is if you can take a picture of physical damage to your roof because of wind or storm damage.
An example of this would be a photo of tiles that have blown off your roof and directly caused the leak. Another example would be a photo that shows damages to you roof such as displaced roofing tiles caused by high winds.
That is why your insurance company will send out an adjuster that specializes in this type of claim to check the roof. If they do not find photographic evidence that your roof was damaged by the storm or high winds, they deny your claim to repair the roof.
Because the roof repair work is so expensive and typically the biggest part of the claim it may be the best reason not to call the insurance company until you first know the roof is going to be covered.
Roof Tarp and Plastic roof Covering
We are a local roofing company in Orange County that can help you with roof tarping. We have the experience needed to know if your roof has sustained wind or storm damage.
We can document any damage to you roof the way it will make sense to your insurance company needs to see it. We are experienced at protecting your home and roof the way they need it done to help with your claim.
Lastly, we can help you decide if you should even call your insurance company at all.
South County Roofing is a licensed and insured (C-39 737515) roofing contractor providing emergency roof repair and covering up service for all of Orange County.
if you have a skylight, chimney, fireplace, or roof that is leaking and causing interior damage to your ceiling or wall and you would like to protect your home as your insurance requires you to do, we will help.
Typically, all our emergency tarp, plastic, or repair is covered by your insurance and required by your insurance.
If you have a question about roof tarping you can always send us a picture of your concern and email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The office manager will get back to you right away.
If you have a specific concern and need it taken care of right away, then please fill out our contact form.
Filling out the form allows us to quickly know where you are, what you need, and allow us to sometimes immediately dispatch a repair technician or sales rep. to your home.
Lastly, if it is raining you must fill out the form. Rather than us calling you back, leaving messages, returning your message, playing phone tag, and then getting all your info over the telephone.
The contact form cuts straight to that and you will get scheduled much more quickly.