Can a Roofer Legally Waive My Insurance Deductible?

Posted by Arthur Wells

Oct 31, 2018 1:04:40 PM

Deductibles can be intimidating, especially when you're staring down an expensive piece of home repairs. The instinct to lower what you have to pay out of pocket may tempt you to consider the offers of contractors who claim they can waive the deductible or offer a kickback and deliver a low-cost repair. While this sounds like a bargain, it can be the furthest thing from a good deal.Roof Replacement_Waived Insurance Deductible

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Topics: roof contractors, roof-replacement, Insurance Restoration Specialist, Home Insurance Claim

File Taxes Early and Use Your Refund to Pay Your Deductible from Hurricane Irma Roof Damage

Posted by Arthur Wells

Mar 14, 2018 11:09:33 AM

File taxes so that you can pay your deductible ASAP.


 

In the midst of tax season, the burning question on everyone’s mind is: What should I spend my tax return on this year? If you still have lingering storm damage from Hurricane Irma, and you haven’t yet filed a claim because you don’t have enough money to cover the deductible, it would be wise to file your taxes early and use the refund to cover it.

 

 

 

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Topics: hurricane irma, deductible, Tax season

Lingering Hurricane Damage? Call an Insurance Restoration Specialist First

Posted by Arthur Wells

Nov 1, 2017 2:22:25 PM

21457942_1775841795789423_6361884645929817029_o.jpgDo you have lingering roof damage from Hurricane Irma, or even Hurricane Matthew? Have you filed your claim, had your insurance adjuster come out to your property to assess the damage, and received your report? While the next step of finding a contractor may seem simple, there can be a lot of confusion in the process.


As a homeowner, you are now stuck with a confusing report that may be shorting you by leaving out line items required to properly put your property back to its pre-loss condition. Our goal is to prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of homeowners while providing you with friendly, efficient, and quality roofing services.

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Topics: hurricane irma, Roof Damage, hurricane damage, Insurance Restoration Specialist, insurance mistakes

Water Stains on the Ceiling after a Storm: Possible Roof Problems

Posted by Arthur Wells

Aug 30, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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Storms aren’t particularly uncommon in the Jacksonville area, even when it’s not hurricane season. While most storms are nothing to worry about, they can pose threats to your home, particularly to your roof. In most instances, you’ll weather the thunder, lightning, wind and rain and emerge unscathed. What happens if you notice water stains on the ceiling after a storm, though? This is a sign that there might be some serious problems with your roof. Here’s what you should know:

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Topics: Roof, Leaks, maintenance, water damage, roof-stains, mold, AJ Wells Roofing

How Should I Prepare for the Installation of my new Roof?

Posted by Arthur Wells

Jul 21, 2017 12:05:00 PM

 

What do you need to know to prepare for your new roof installation?Unfortunately, no matter how well you keep your roof  maintained, it will still need to be replaced eventually. Over  time, roofs deteriorate to the point where repairs are no  longer enough to keep them from leaking. If you find yourself  in need of new roofing in Jacksonville, you'll want to make  sure you're as prepared as possible before the installation  process begins. If you take just a little time to prepare yourself  and your home beforehand, you can prevent unpleasant  surprises and make sure that your new roof is installed as smoothly as possible.

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Topics: Roof Installation, Roofing, maintenance, Tips, AJ Wells Roofing Contractors, preparation, install-new-roof, new-roof-jacksonville

2017 Hurricane Season is Stronger Than Ever

Posted by Arthur Wells

Jun 26, 2017 1:29:08 PM

Hurricane season is a daunting time for Jacksonville residents.  With the Weather Company’s prediction of 14 named storms and 3 major hurricanes during the 2017 season, your family’s safety should be number one on your priority list.  Keeping a stable roof over your loved one’s heads this season can ease some of the worries that come with these unexpected storms. If your roof was lucky enough to hold up during Hurricane Matthew, that doesn’t mean the harm it underwent will hold its own during this upcoming hurricane season.  

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Topics: AJ Wells Roofing, Home Care, Jacksonville storms, Hurricane Season, storm damage

Spend Your Refund Wisely This Tax Season

Posted by Arthur Wells

Apr 14, 2017 10:52:55 AM

Tax return.jpgIn the midst of tax season, the big question on everyone’s mind is this: what should you spend your tax return on this year? While a down payment on a sporty convertible or a trip to the Bahamas may be calling your name, it is always a wise decision to invest in something that will pay off in the long run. Investing your refund back into your home is a great way to ensure it is well-spent. Your roof is one of the most critical components in protecting your home. A strong, secure roof requires upkeep and regular inspections. So this tax season, consider getting your roof checked out by AJ Wells.

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Topics: tax refund, deductible, Tax season, roof-replacement, new-roof-jacksonville

Why Homeowners Should Be Wary Of Waived Deductibles

Posted by Arthur Wells

Mar 3, 2017 10:51:46 AM

aroofers.jpgWhen homeowners receive their insurance claim for a new roof, their first instinct is to compare quotes from as many contractors they can. They are typically under the impression that if they choose the least expensive quote, they can pocket the rest of their claim and get out of paying a deductible; however, this is an incredibly false narrative that can lead to many issues coming back to bite them. Furthermore, this is manipulation of the insurance process, which will result in insurance fraud.

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Topics: Roofing, Waived Deductibles, Cheap Contractors, AJ Wells Roofing Contractors

Assessing the Damage After a Tornado Tears Through Jacksonville

Posted by Arthur Wells

Feb 23, 2017 10:53:58 AM

C4KSnSqWEAIahaH.jpgIf you were in the Jacksonville area a couple of weeks ago, you were probably a bit shocked as a ferocious storm came barreling through the city, seemingly out of nowhere. With powerlines down and debris strewn everywhere, the storm certainly made a mess for locals to clean up the next day. Many in the area experienced power outages and other wind damage, and an EF-1 tornado even tore through a local St. Johns County neighborhood & Fleming Island.

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Topics: Jacksonville tornado, jacksonville-roofing, Roofing, roof-inspection

AJ Wells: Your Number One Insurance Restoration Specialist in Jacksonville

Posted by Arthur Wells

Jan 31, 2017 11:56:03 AM

14713586_667194840109566_2282309279703739630_n.jpgYou catch wind that a hurricane is barreling through the Caribbean. Local meteorologists project it will strengthen to a category 5 by the time it makes landfall in Florida, and the worst of the storm is coming straight for your area.


You take all the proper precautions: stock up on supplies, board your windows with plywood, place sandbags by your doors, and possibly even evacuate your home. Unfortunately, there are some things even native Floridians cannot prepare for. Roof damage is one of those unavoidable menaces that must be left up to mother nature to decide. So- what exactly should your next move as a homeowner be if you have suffered damage from a storm? AJ Wells is here to break it down for you:

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Topics: Insurance Restoration Specialist, AJ Wells Roofing, Insurance Frustration, Roofing

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