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Got hail damage? Impact Resistant Shingles Can Reduce Insurance Costs

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

TimberlineArmorShield II impact-resistant shingles offers potential snsurance savings and extra protection, with the beauty of Timberline shingles. MY HOME GUYS is a GAF Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractor serving the greater Atlanta region. Our team of experts fixes hail damage repairs and offers solutions to prevent future damage.

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Compare These Benefits…

  • Potential Insurance Savings…

    Passes UL 2218 Class 4 impact test, and may qualify for insurance discounts of up to 30% or more (check with your insurance agent). Each shingle is labeled with special information needed to qualify for premium discounts according to the requirements of the Texas Department of Insurance—a standard that most hail insurers accept

  • Superior Wind Performance…

    Meets Class F wind rating from Underwriters Laboratories— the highest rating possible. Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand maximum wind gusts of up to 130 mph!

  • Impact Resistant…

    Passes UL 2218 Class 4, UL’s toughest impact test (shingles show no evidence of cracks or ruptures on front or back immediately after passing). Compare to “standard” shingles, which may have ruptures or cracks visible on the surface or back immediately after large hail impact.

  • Exceptional Protection…

    Revolutionary design includes FLX™ formula for rubber-like flexibility and maximum impact resistance

  • High-Performance…

    Designed with Advanced Protection® Technology, which minimizes the use of natural resources while providing superior protection (visit www.gaf.com/aps to learn more)

  • Safer…

    Class A fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible (unlike most wood shakes with a Class C fire rating)

  • StainGuard® Protection…

    Helps protect the beauty of your roof from unsightly blue-green algae

  • Peace Of Mind…

    Lifetime ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation coverage) for the first ten years (See Details)

  • Starter Strips…

    WeatherBlocker™ or Pro-Start™ Pre-Cut Starter Strip Shingles provide an upgrade that can save time, eliminate waste, and reduce the risk of blow-off by tightly locking your shingles in place along the rakes and eaves

  • Ridge Cap Shingles…

    For maximum insurance savings, use only Seal-A-Ridge® ArmorShield™, UL 2218 Class 4 Ridge Cap Shingles. They’re also a unique color match to the Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Shingles

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Meets Highest Impact Resistance Rating…

The UL 2218 impact test was developed in conjunction with insurance industry leaders — and ArmorShield™ II Shingles pass Class 4 — the highest rating possible. Check with your insurance agent about potential savings on your homeowners insurance.

What You Should Know About This Test…

  • Forceful Impact…

    The test simulates hailstorms impacting a roof at a speed of over 70 mph!

  • Potential Leaks…

    Shingles that fail the impact test are more likely to allow water to leak into your home

  • No warranty improvement…

    GAF’s warranty does not cover hail damage even for shingles that pass this test

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How to find a contractor for your Hail and Storm Damaged property in Atlanta

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Spring time brings tornados, hail, high winds and heavy rain.  It also brings out unscrupulous contractors whose main interest is making a quick buck!  Take a deep breath if you have storm damage.  You do not need to make any quick decisions and DO NOT trust the guy because he seems so nice.  Do your homework, then hire a contractor.  Absolutely, have someone tarp and protect your home if emergency measures are needed, but stop right there.  Calm down, take the time to perform your due diligence, then make a decision.  What if you are reading this after you hired someone?  It may not be too late.  Georgia law provides a three day right of recision period just for this reason (five days for storm damage)  Georgia Residential Roofers Bill.  You can cancel the contract with no penalty.

What should you do for your due diligence?  I will answer that with a question.  What would you do if you were going to hire an employee (for twenty years or more that you could not fire without great expense).  Hmmm… makes you think a little bit doesn’t it.  First, search the GA corporate records to see when they incorporated.  Check their BBB record, online reviews, customer referrals (not 5, 10, or 20, but request list of at least 100 names and you choose who to call), photos of their work, call their supplier (ask them for numbers), and check their affiliations.  The end result is you are verifying the contractors credentials and making sure they are who the salesperson told you they are.

Be sure to visit with your contractor How to get your roofing contractor to bid your job

Be very cautious of hiring an out of state contractor.  Who will take care of warranty issues?  No one.  You are stuck.  They offer to give you a great deal and yes you can save a ton of money upfront – hundreds!  I can’t tell you how many calls we get to repair poor workmanship and I have to tell the owner it is not repairable.  For example, poor roof ventilation will cause premature shingle failure.  The $500 saved, means they will have to spend another $8000 to replace their 10-12 year old roof.  Other times, it is a matter of few hundred dollars to repair the poor work and then the home has a shingle color match issue.

There’s a lot of good roofing contractors, but unfortunately, the bad ones out weight the good by a long shot.  There are 21 GAF Master Elite contractors in Atlanta, and over 600 listed on YP.com.  The vast majority are not accredited with the BBB either.

About us:  Schantz Home Improvement is a residential Atlanta Contractor specializing in Exterior Renovations including Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows and other needs.

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Atlanta hail damage attracts problem roofing contractors from out of area

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Hail damage from storms last week are certain to bring another round of roofing contractors from out of the area to Atlanta.   Unfortunately, the majority of these contractors provide a huge disservice.  Their primary motivation is profit. Therefore, they will install the least expensive roof system that they can using substandard labor and materials.  The reality is they go from storm to storm, state to state.   They will not be around if a warranty issue arises and there will be no where for a homeowner to go.  They offer to absorb the homeowners’ deductable and offer upgrades to the shingle.  They do not address the important areas of the roof system under the shingle such as metal flashings, leak barriers, and ventilation.

Homeowners should go to http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/CSearch.asp to determine when the company came into existence.  Also, check out local review websites and the BBB to check their reliability.  The savings upfront will be quite costly down the road.