Atlanta, CA (PressExposure) November 02, 2009 -- Itâs been a busy year for Atlanta roofers. This past February, tornadoes dropped golf ball sized hail, while high winds and torrential downpour whipped through metro Atlanta neighborhoods. âWe have not seen storms like this in a very, very long time,â reported Channel 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns. After the intense storm seasons of Spring 2008 and Spring 2009, Atlanta roofers [http://roofing.kimberlypainting.net/atlanta-hail-damage-roofers.html] needed to replace nearly every roof from Alpharetta, Cumming, Buford, Lawrenceville and Lilburn to Suwanee, McDonough, Conyers, Peachtree and Fayetteville. The good news is that homeownerâs insurance covers 100% of the costs for victims of these destructive storms as long as they call an Atlanta roofing company within 12 months of the damage.
Yet, homeowners must also be careful who they call to do the job. âI get guys coming to my door and they may have a local address, but you always know who they are by their out-of-state license plate,â explains Mark Sharpe, owner of Kimberly Roofing, a trusted Atlanta roofing company. The âStorm Chasers,â as theyâre called, are opportunists who roll into town to capitalize off distraught homeowners and insurance companies. However, the warranties are rarely upheld and these fly-by-night operators leave town as quickly as they appeared. There have even been cases of homeowners who received liens placed on them because the ramshackle roofers failed to pay their suppliers for the Atlanta roofing materials! âOne good way to tell [if theyâre legitimate] is to check with the Georgia Secretary of State,â Sharpe advises. He adds that the Better Business Bureau website is another good source for information on Atlanta roofers people can trust.
Getting an Atlanta roofing [http://roofing.kimberlypainting.net/] job covered is pretty simple. âHereâs how the process works: first the homeowner calls us for a free inspection,â Sharpe explains. His professional Atlanta roofers will provide homeowners with feedback about the type of damage done â if there is any. Next, the homeowner will call the insurance company, who will send a claims adjustor out to inspect the roof. He adds, âOur roofers meet the adjustor and show the damage we found. The adjustor then approves or disapproves the claim â but roofersâ meeting them usually improves the chance that it gets approved â then they say âyesâ or ânoâ. And if they say âyes,â that homeowner just got a free roof.â
The Atlanta roofing crew will repair damaged wood, dispose of old materials and add new 30-year-guaranteed architectural shingles made by GAF, Certainteed or Owens-Corning. These rooftops come in all different shades and colors, Sharpe says, which can really upgrade a homeâs look. Additionally, Kimberly Atlanta Roofing company will also add an attractive ridge vent, which the CDC says improves the energy efficiency of the home, saving up to 30% of the cooling costs, and also assists in air circulation to prevent moisture from collecting in attics.