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A 2 Sherman Publications, Inc. Progress Edition 2016 Lake Orion Roofing dispels insurance claims rumors after natural disaster

Did your neighbors get new roofs last year? After a catastrophic hailstorm hit downtown Lake Orion two years ago, over 90 percent of roofs that Lake Orion Roofing has inspected had roof damage.

Many homeowners were completely un- aware, until Haag Cer- tified Lake Orion Roof- ing Inspectors climbed up to take a look. The storm that flat- tened 3,000 evergreen trees left many resi- dents worried—should

they, or should they not file a claim? Nobody wants their insurance rates to in- crease, however, according to the National Storm Damage Center, typically insurance companies cannot single out a homeowner for a rate increase based on an “Act of God” storm damage claim. Instead, insurance com- panies can raise rates for everyone in the affected area.

In other words, whether or not you file a claim, everyone will see an increase in insur- ance rates for a natural disaster. “So if you don’t file a claim, your increase in premium will pay for everyone else’s re- pairs, except yours. You should never have to pay for your neighbor’s roof,” Lake Orion Roofing Owner Mark Southern said. Lake Orion Roofing, located at 881 Brown Rd., knows the claims industry inside and

out, and for over 30 years has helped cus- tomers successfully complete the entire claim process, from start to finish.

“Nobody gets individually punished for fil- ing a claim from a natural disaster,” Carla DeVito said, roofing manager. “We want to make sure that our customers are aware that whether or not they have any damage they need to at least get an inspection.” Many homeowners may have limited time to file an insurance claim, and could poten- tially miss the opportunity to utilize their homeowners insurance to repair any damage to their homes by waiting too long. With their free assessment policy, Lake Orion Roofing will provide homeowners with proof of damage to take back to their insur- ance company if any damage is found to their homes. “It’s a painless process for the customer,” Southern said. “We walk them through each step of the claims process, from filing a claim to installing their new roof, with a complete guarantee of our workmanship.” The truth is, the chance of damage to your home after a storm is greater if other repairs have been made in nearby houses. And, hail damages is very difficult to detect, occurring in roofs, siding and windows.

Lake Orion Roofing assessed and replaced over 600 roofs since the hailstorm and South- ern guarantees there are still more out there with roof damage.

“Most people think that their house is okay,

but they have no idea unless we get up there and look at it. The people that called us last year were literally amazed. We’re here to help the people whose homes were damaged, don’t know it, and are going to be punished later.”

A good test to know whether or not their home has been damaged is to first look around the neighborhood.

“One of our first questions is whether the homeowners has noticed any activity in the neighborhood,” DeVito said. “If the answer is yes, then at that point you more than likely have damage.”

Other signs include collateral damage dis- covered around the bottom sections of your house to windows, trim and decks, which typi- cally indicates roofing damage above, South- ern said.

Homeowners even have the option to uti- lize Lake Orion Roofing’s work authorization policy, which allows the company to deal di- rectly with the homeowner’s insurance car- rier on their behalf and complete the process for the homeowner. All the owner must do is file the claim, pay the deductible, and Lake Orion Roofing will provide the rest. After 30 years of business in Lake Orion, and with certified, professional roofers, Lake

Orion Roofing cares for each of their cus- tomers like family. “We have helped a lot of people out of a tough time,” DeVito said. “We genuinely care about our customers and we want to make

Lake Orion Roofing finds hail damage after inspecting the integrity of this homeowner’s roof. Damaged shingles are not as effective in protecting the home from further leaks.

After working with Lake Orion Roofing the homeowners have new roof, guaranteed under the business’ work- manship. For a free assessment, call 248-393-0055.

sure they are satisfied their first time around. And unlike the numerous door-to-door con- tractors who leave the state after a roof in- stallation, we’re right here in your backyard.” For your free assessment to see if you qualify for an insurance claim, call Lake Orion Roofing at 248-393-0055.

Thanks for Voting LAKE ORION ROOFING as the 2015 “Best of the Best” Roofing Company

The owner & staff at Lake Orion Roofing would like to take this opportunity to “THANK YOU” for choosing us as your #1 Roofing Contractor. We take great pride in knowing you have selected us above all others for our service and quality workmanship. For over 30 years, we have been a fixture in the area and will remain so for years to come. We are committed to bringing you, our customer and neighbor, the very best in quality and service.

Our commitment is to educate each of our customers in order for them to make an informed decision in selecting the right contractor for their project. We only install quality products from manufacturers such as CertainTeed & follow installation standards set forth by the National Roofing Contractors Association. We take pride in the fact that all of our installers must be certified as CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicators. We want to ensure you will have peace of mind knowing that you have selected the best roofing contractor for your home.

Not only are we able to handle all your roofing needs, we also install siding, gutters & insulation as well.

We have a repair & service department to perform repairs to roof systems or temporary repairs until you’re ready for new roof, siding or gutters. Call us today at 248-393-0055 to schedule a free inspection & estimate. Our motto we live by is “Above All… Customer Satisfaction”.

Storm Damage & Claims

- Hail damage is very difficult to detect and often occurs to roofs, siding & windows. - You may think you don’t have damage since you can’t see any signs of damage, or because your roof isn’t leaking. - Many homeowners discover major roof damage after it’s too late to file a claim - It’s highly recommended to get a full property damage inspection after severe storms - Over 90% of homes we inspected had storm damage that many owners were completely unaware of. - All Lake Orion Roofing inspectors are Haag Certified Inspectors specifically trained to inspect for damage. - Call us to inspect your home to insure you do not have damage. - Are you currently struggling with an existing claim? Call us, we’ve helped process dozens of existing claims for - homeowners to insure all damage is handled properly. - We can help you throughout the entire claim process, start to finish. We’ve handled hundreds of customers & know the claims protocol / process very well……

We have helped 1000’s of satisfied homeowner’s with claims...why not you?

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