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The Storm Has Past, Now What??

Credits: William Bazeley

With Hurricane Matthew past us, I was thinking about the post event clean up that is already under way as hundreds of thousands of homeowners look at the damage and wait for power to be restored.  With estimated losses over between $4 billion to $6 billion (according to Corelogic) homeowners need to be ready to deal with the next steps.

After every storm you can count on a few things to happen

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RoofMarketplace Partners With GAF

Credits: William Bazeley

This month we launched an exciting partnership with GAF, the world's largest manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products, to pilot a program that helps homeowners get roof bids online in select Florida markets.  Through RoofMarketplace.com visitors to GAF.com researching shingle options can get roof bids in less than 48 hours from certified local roofers who offer the best

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Nothing is Free!!

Credits: Will Bazeley

“We can get you a free roof”!!  These words are said way too often by storm chasers who are looking to capitalize on the damage.  The problem is NOTHING IS FREE.  Remember the old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.  Well this is very true when it comes to your roof.

Recently on a flight to Orlando, the person next to me told me all about how everyone in her neighborhood

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As you may have noticed from a lot of our posts, one of the key markets we work with is the property insurance market.  After years of working with claims and underwriting teams we realized that they needed a better customers service solution for roof replacement claims.  They also need the ability to get market based bids from quality local contractors who are not interested in playing the

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Yes, You Can Shop For A Roofer Online

Credits: William Bazeley

Over the years there have been some REALLY bad ideas brought to the market like New Coke, Hair in a Can and of course Microsoft’s Clippy.  These products either addressed an issue that wasn’t there, were impractical or incredibly annoying!  

The web on the other hand has completely changed how we interact and conduct business.  It is amazing to think about how many people doubted the

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Recently, I was called to inspect a roof leak in Dallas. It was an older home and the property owner said it has been leaking for years. I inspected the roof and submitted my HD digital graphic roof inspection report to her.

I showed the homeowner where the problem areas were. I let her know that her roof was coming to the end of its life cycle and had been neglected for years. She informed me

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A career as a roofing contractor is hard yet rewarding work.  Long days selling jobs, managing crews, providing customer service, making payroll, these are just some of the tasks that you can expect to encounter for someone looking to start a roofing business.  In order to get started however you will need to check with your state and local municipalities to find out what items are required.

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Getting estimates for a roof replacement is not always esiy, especially when contractors are busy and they may not be able get onsite for a week or two.  Once you finally have bids you need to understand what you are looking at to compare the contractors estimates.  Here are some factors that impact the price of your roof.

Roof Size

The size of your roof obviously affects the price. Roofs are

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Just last month my parents came home one Saturday afternoon during the middle of a windstorm to find water pouring in through the master bedroom ceiling thanks to a leak in the roof. Instantly they reacted, and called my brother out to tarp the roof.  Meanwhile my mother was inside frantically trying to clean up and mitigate the damage to the interior.  Unfortunately it was too late and the

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As we evolve we are continuously looking for growth opportunities and new markets where homeowners are challenged with finding and selecting a local contractor.  On June 1 we will officially service select Florida markets including, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, St. Petersburg and many more.

Through our partnership with GAF homeowners can rest assured that they are getting estimates from locally

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Throughout Texas, homeowners have been using RoofMarketplace to get estimates online without the meetings or calls with salespeople.  By using aerial imagery combined with a detailed scope of work contractors have all the information they need to estimate a job in less than 5 minutes.  Homeowners have confirmed we made the process easy:

* “This (RoofMarketplace.com) is a great solution to

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Throughout our discussions with housing professionals such as Real Estate and Insurance Agents we often hear about the challenges that come up when a homeowner needs to get a new roof.  How can they help their client without attaching their name to the roofer?  How can they help their client save time in the process?  How can they empower the homeowner to make the best decision?

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Everyday we talk to homeowners who say they want estimates from a “local” contractor.  Pretty much every article you read after a weather event talks about this and what homeowners should look for.  We agree that this is important and have tailored RoofMarketplace to ensure homeowners can easily see where contractors are have established offices.  However, as we continue to hear feedback we have

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When a storm hits an area you are guarenteed that the following will happen:

- Storm chasing contractors will flood the area trying to capitalize on the suspected damage

- Homeowners will have lots of door hangers and sales people knocking at their door

- Homeowner's phones will start rining with calls from call centers and lead generation sites that are selling a contractors services

- News

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When the severe weather advisory map shows all red and predictions of damaging wind and hail is in the forecast most people start thinking about what do they need to do to protect their belongings. You may start by moving the car into the garage and making sure all the rest of your stuff outside is covered or tied down as best as possible. After taking precautions, all you can do then is sit back

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After a severe weather occurrence, the media is usually the first to start describing the devastation (it makes for good ratings) and most viewers are anxiously awaiting a dollar figure of the damage. Many of the concerned viewers tuned into the weather reports are homeowners that may have to deal with their own financial consequence of the storm. A responsible homeowner will mitigate the

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Be Informed and Select The Right Contractor

Credits: Nicholas V. Bryditzki - “The Texas Roof Medic”

According to the Better Business Bureau, 10.7 million complaints have been filed against remodeling contractors... and 80% of consumers who took the lowest bid offered to them had major problems in getting their projects completed!

After a hail or wind storm, homes and properties may undergo damage, bringing roofing and remodeling contractors out of the wood work. When a hail storm occurs in

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Working as a catastrophic property insurance adjuster was one of the most challenging yet enjoyable jobs I ever had.  Being deployed all around the country for major disasters and helping folks piece their lives back together after such events is a very rewarding profession by nature.  The homeowners I met for the most part were pleasant and excited to see me, and most were very honest people

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You Need to Get 3 Estimates

Credits: William Bazeley

"You need to get 3 estimates!" If you have ever filed a property insurance claim or did any work on your home then you have most likely heard that phrase many times. It turns out that this is great advice to ensure you are getting the best value from the best local contractor. Having the 3 estimates is about more than finding the lowest cost, it is also about understanding who the contractor is

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