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Things to watch out for "that we've been seeing" in Caney, Independence, and Coffeyville after the storms.

Attention residents of Caney, KS, and anyone who might face storm damage in the future!

Recent roofing inspections have shed light on critical issues homeowners should consider when repairing or replacing their roofs. Here's essential advice to ensure your home repairs go smoothly and you avoid potential pitfalls.

1. Beware of Fraudulent Deals

If a roofing company offers to cover your insurance deductible, tread carefully. This proposal is a common indicator of insurance fraud. Engaging with a contractor under these circumstances not only jeopardizes the integrity of the service but may also lead to problems with warranty claims in the future. It’s vital to start any contractor relationship on a trustworthy note to avoid complications down the line.

2. Understand the Costs

When a contractor focuses solely on replacing the roof and claims a significant part of the “Overhead and Profit” from your insurance claim, you may find yourself financially responsible for subsequent repairs. While contractors who specialize in roofing are valuable, it’s crucial to understand the consequences of such agreements. These arrangements can be particularly challenging if the insurance company withholds depreciation release until all repairs are completed, leaving you to manage and fund the extra work.

3. Insurance Discounts and Protective Measures

Not all roofing offers are created equal. For instance, opting for a Class 4 shingle could potentially reduce your annual insurance premiums by $1,000 to $1,500, as recently demonstrated in Coffeyville. While such savings are not guaranteed, they are worth discussing with your insurer. Additionally, consider enhancing your roof’s durability and your home's safety by installing ice and water shields on eaves and valleys. Proper ventilation in your soffit and ridge is also critical to prevent mold, warping, and water damage, ensuring that your roof lasts longer.

Stay Informed and Make Wise Choices

Your home is your sanctuary, and maintaining its safety and integrity is paramount. We encourage all community members to share this advice to help keep our homes secure and our neighbors informed. Even if you choose not to use our services, we are here to help answer your questions. Not everyone is a perfect fit for us, and that’s perfectly okay.

Stay safe and well-informed, and remember, we're here to assist whether you use our services or not. Your well-being is our priority, and helping you navigate these decisions is part of our commitment to the community. If you have any questions or need advice, feel free to reach out. We believe in building a community where everyone is knowledgeable and prepared to handle the challenges that come with storm damage.

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