As a homeowner, you probably know that the condition of your roof plays a major role in the value of your home. Being vigilant about maintaining your roof and making repairs in a timely manner is essential for keeping your home in the best shape possible. Whether your roof is 30 years old or just a couple months old, here are some important tips for prolonging the life of your roof:   

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Replace missing shingles promptly.

While it may appear like minor wear and tear on the surface, even just one missing or torn shingle can wreak havoc on your roof. Shingle repairs will ensure any gaps in your roof are filled, protecting your roof’s structure from weather elements, such as wind, rain and ice. Replacing broken or missing shingles sooner than later can eliminate the need to spend significant amounts of money on a full-blown damaged roof in the future.  

Prevent ice dams.

If you live in a cold wintery climate, taking proactive measures each year to prevent ice build-up from forming on your roof is key. Ice dams can cause many problems for your roof, including structural damage to the edges of your roof and gutters, carbon monoxide from blocked chimneys or vents, and even possible roof collapse. If you notice any signs of ice or water damage on your roof – or in the form of condensation in your attic – it’s critical to get to the root of the problem before the condition of your roof is permanently affected.  

Get regular roof inspections.

Unfortunately, many roofing issues are hard to spot with the human eye. This is why having regular roof inspections can help significantly in identifying issues that may eventually lead to bigger problems down the road. An experienced roofer can evaluate your roof for both minor and major problems, giving you an estimate for how much potential repairs may cost and helping you understand what issues need to be rectified immediately.

AVA Will Help Prolong Your Roof’s Life

Hoping to prolong the life of your roof? Learn how AVA Roofing’s team can help you keep your roof in top shape, saving you money and aggravation in the years to come!

Deductibles, premiums, risk categories: when it comes to trying to sort out homeowner’s insurance, you can feel like you’re speaking an entirely different language! Fortunately, at AVA Roofing & Siding, we’re able to make the process much easier for you. When your home has been damaged and you think you may have a homeowner’s insurance claim to file, here’s a look at what’s involved and how we can help you through the process.

What do Homeowners Need to Worry About With Home Insurance Claims?

Whether it’s severe winter weather causing a tree to come down on your roof or gale-force winds stripping shingles from your ridge, dealing with homeowner’s insurance can make you feel like you’re facing the perfect storm. But that doesn’t mean you need to go it alone against your insurance company. When you’ve suffered a loss, having a quality roofing company inspect the damage and help you with your claim can make the process go much easier.

Often times, the damage caused by hail can seem insignificant – until that first heavy rain following a storm. When you work with a reputable roofing company to check your roof for damage when there’s been a serious storm, you know that a professional is looking into the situation and can better reassure you whether your roof is fine or if it’s time to file an insurance claim.

What’s more, these professionals know not only what to look for, but what your insurance will actually cover. They know how to maximize your insurance claim to ensure that everything that was damaged will be repaired and your home – and life – will go back to normal as quickly as possible. Because they’re professionals and deal with roofs and storm damage on a daily basis, they can speak the language and help move your claim along.

Contact the Best for the Job

Damage to your home can be stressful, but dealing with your insurance company can be even worse if you don’t understand how the process is supposed to work or whether your contractor can help you through the process. At AVA Roofing & Siding, our experienced contractors have worked with countless insurance companies and homeowner’s insurance claims in the past, and we can help make the process much easier. Please feel free to contact us today to get started on your roofing repair or replacement.

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