We understand how busy the corporate world is. Today’s businesses are fast-paced and distractions only complicate matters. As a business owner, you’re probably not paying too much attention to your roof; especially when your business requires your expertise and concentration on other business-related issues. Some commercial roof damage is easy to spot right away, while other damage is more difficult to spot to the untrained eye.
Some roof repairs are simply the result of a poorly-repaired or installed roof, which only end up costing you more. Make sure you get it done right the first time with Armor Restoration professional roofers.
Keep your business facilities maintained and in optimal shape. We have your business covered. Here’s what to expect from the expert roofers at Armor Restoration with your commercial roof repair:
Our commercial roof repair process
INSPECT – We will take photographs and point out the damage
ASSESSMENT – We will write up a detailed assessment of all damages and our thoughts on how to proceed
OPTIONS – We will provide a variety of roof repair options and solutions that are both time sensitive and cost effective
ESTIMATE – We will create an estimate if the damage is storm-related for insurance claims
REPAIR – We will keep your business running smoothly while we repair the damage
Leave your roof and other distractions behind – It’s time to focus your time and effort back onto your business.
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Commercial Roof Materials
Metal Roofs To protect all that’s under your business’s roof, metal roofing is one of your longest lasting options. On Top Roofing can extend its life even more with our periodic application of an elastomeric coating that prevents rusting and galvanization. Life expectancy is 50 plus years.
A great option for a long-lasting roof, our single-ply membrane is cost effective and easy to maintain. Installation is torch-free and it performs great under the elements. With high reflectivity in our white and tan options, it qualifies for energy star approval. Other standard color options include black and grey. Life expectancy is 20-35 years.
In the single-ply family, this thermoplastic roofing is ideal for flat roofs. TPO sheets are heat-welded to one another to become one impenetrable unit that protects your building from all the elements. TPO is also resistant to most chemicals. Life expectancy is 20-30 years.
This synthetic rubber is highly resistant to heat and water though it is not heat-welded. EPDM is a great option for flat roofs that have positive pitch so that water does not collect on its surface. Life expectancy is 25-35 years.
Thermoplastic PVC roofing is extremely strong as its heat-welded seams form a permanent, watertight bond that is stronger than the membrane itself. PVC membranes are sometimes referred to as the “Alfa Romeo” of single-ply membranes. Lifespan of PVC is roughly 25-35 years.
The last thing you want to do after finding roof damage on your business is to deal with an insurance company. When it comes to damage to your commercial property, they can leave you with questions unanswered or give you the runaround. Consider these tips to try to make this process smoother and easier on you, your employees and, of course, your business:
File an Insurance Claim Without them Scamming You – Thousands of properties are destroyed every year and insurance claims are attempted to begin the rebuilding process. Unfortunately, the insurance companies are merciless and may deny claims for untenable reasons. Insurance companies have been known to scam customers with these denials, but a claim rejection should be no reason to give up. Only about 1% of the business owners who are dissatisfied with their claim denial will challenge the decision, but 50% of those who fight back will win. Did you know that you can challenge accepted claims and get even more? You have a good chance of winning these challenges as well.
Keep your Evidence Detailed – Insurance companies take claims over the phone, so you may need to request a written copy of the claim to keep for your records. Comprehensive written claims will include explanations that you will then be able to study. Identifying any discrepancies that may appear in the claim will be the base of your challenge request. The claims officers usually base their denials on personal interpretation, so challenging with evidence is more likely to bring results.
Avoid Mistakes – Insurers do have their own processes when it comes to claim protocol, so be sure you know the rules about things such as filing time restrictions. Violating their rules may end up in them dumping your claim, but fortunately, procedural violation denials are illegal in most jurisdictions. They can only deny claims based on these types of violations when they provide proof that it did cause them harm. These things can be confusing so we suggest calling the U.S State Insurance Department when in doubt.
Don’t do it Alone – Did you know there are Professional Loss Consultants you can hire to help you win more when dealing with the insurance company? Also known as insurance claims agents, you can easily find them in the yellow pages and they usually charge around 10% of the claim’s reward. Agents have a better chance of getting a larger sum, so the commission is worth the hire. Considering this process once a denial has occurred is also a great option. Keep in mind that good agents tend to ask for up front fees as well as the commission, and the ‘no-win no fee’ agents tend to charge huge percentages, which leaves you with less.