Hail storm damage statute of limitations comes close to an end

If your home was damaged by the August 8th 2011 hail storm that occurred in the Savannah and Low Country area of South Carolina and Georgia, you have a short period of time left to file your claim. There is a one year limit on filing a claim and having your roof replaced. It is always best practice to consult a professional roofing contractor and your insurance adjuster.

RPI Residential would be happy to help.

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By the way, WE LOVE ROOFING! Call us and we’ll chat!

4 Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill Through Your Roof

This article was printed in the Savannah Morning News yesterday, 9-11-11.  RPI, RPI Energy, RPI Service, and RPI Residential all support the engineering and construction of solar ready, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly roof systems.

 

Call RPI at 912-756-7663 or check us out on the web at www.rpiroof.com for more information.

 

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RPI Hires New Estimator for Commercial Division

(SAVANNAH, GA / RICHMOND HILL, GA) RPI, a roofing company based in Richmond Hill, Georgia, is pleased to announce that Jordan Bradford has been hired as an estimator in the company’s Commercial Division. Bradford previously worked at RPI in 2008 and served as an intern at the company in 2009 and 2010.
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Jordan Bradford Joins RPI as Estimator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(SAVANNAH, GA / RICHMOND HILL, GA) RPI, a roofing company based in Richmond Hill, Georgia, is pleased to announce that Jordan Bradford has been hired as an estimator in the company’s Commercial Division. Bradford previously worked at RPI in 2008 and served as an intern at the company in 2009 and 2010.
In his new position, Bradford will focus on attending pre-bids, bidding commercial and industrial new roof construction, and negotiating private reroof construction for low slope, metal, steep slope and coated roofing projects.
“We are pleased to welcome Jordan Bradford back to the RPI family,” says John Reynolds, president of RPI. “He has proved to be an invaluable member of our team over the past few years and will be an asset to our Commercial Division.”
In his previous positions with RPI, Bradford worked on the construction end, helping install two-ply SBS modified bitumen roofs, fully adhered TPO roofs, mechanically attached PVC roofs and many other types of roofing systems. He also worked in the office, gaining experience with administration work, project management and estimating.
In addition to working at RPI, Bradford completed an internship with Pope Construction in Statesboro in 2008, installing footings and slabs at Richmond Hill Elementary School while helping oversee the job site.
A native of Birmingham Alabama, Bradford moved to Richmond Hill when he was 10. He will graduate from Georgia Southern University in December with a bachelor of science degree in construction management. Bradford is a member of the university’s Construction Management Guild and has received Dean’s List honors for the past two semesters.
“Since my first day working at RPI, I knew this was the place for me,” says Bradford. “To me, RPI is a family. Everyone does their part and they enjoy doing it. It feels good to finally be a full-time member of RPI, and I am looking forward to influencing the company in the best way possible.”
RPI (Roofing Professionals, Inc.) has served residential, commercial and industrial clients for more than 11 years, providing professional roofing solutions from standard maintenance to restoration and replacement. In addition to offering traditional roofing services to customers in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, RPI specializes in green roofing initiatives. RPI was recently presented with a 2011 Firestone Partner in Quality Award for its dedication to roofing system excellence and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information, please call 912-756-ROOF (7663), email info@rpiroof.com or visit http://www.rpiroof.com.

RPI Owner Is Involved in the Richmond Hill Community in a BIG Way!

John Reynolds, President and CEO of RPI, a Richmond Hill based Professional Roofing Contractor, is being highlighted in a Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce video. This video is showing the benefits and opportunities of living, working ,and growing in Richmond Hill, Georgia. John Reynolds and his wife Marci, moved to Richmond Hill to grow their business and grow their family. While RPI and its Commercial Division performs professional roofing installations throughout the Southeast United States, Marci and RPI Residential are actively growing their residential business in Richmond Hill, Georgia. The Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce video is going to highlight all things great about living, working, and growing in Georgia’s coast.

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Protect your ROOF when considering SOLAR PV and SOLAR Thermal

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Today I am attending the CertainTeed EnerGen product launch and training in Atlanta, Georgia.  CertainTeed has partnered with Uni-Solar to develop an aesthetically pleasing, thin-film, roof mounted solar pv product for the residential customer.  This product will offer a better solution for the homeowner that looks to protect their roof while considering the value of adding alternative energy solutions for their home.  Today’s training is validating the NRCA’s position that solar installers should be better trained in roofing systems before installing a solar array.  Many roofing contractors are considering the decision to enter the solar integration business, as well.  I believe that roofing contractors should also make sure they are adequately trained in the solar pv and solar thermal industry to ensure a quality professional energy solution for their customer.

So many homeowners make the personal and financial decision to add solar energy to their home without considering their roof.  When choosing solar, consider the following:

1.  Age and life expectancy of your roof.  How many years are left on your shingle/shake/slate roofing system?

  • Installing a solar array on a roof with less than 5 years of moisture protection left will add cost and trouble when re-roofing your home.  Some roofing systems are not ideal for every type of solar system.

2.  Venting system of attic space.  Do you have a ridge vent?  Are you planning to foam the roof line and soffit in the near future?

  • Some solar installations will add/reduce the heat created at the roof level and should be considered when choosing roof mounted solar.

3.  Will your solar installer be licensed appropriately for your area to install roof mounted solar?  Does you solar installer have GL and WC insurance that covers rooftop work?

  • Just because a solar installer states they are “licensed and insured” does not mean the necessary certificates are in place to protect you and your home from liability.  A contractor should have GL and WC certificates naming you as additionally insured.  The WC should cover the company and each employee.  Sub-contractors are not automatically included.  The bottom line – ask for the certificate.  This is a very important personal and financial decision that warrants your attention.  Additionally, the electrical tie-in for a solar system should be conducted by a licensed electrician.  Check your local code to ensure the requirement.

We are very excited about our opportunity in this new and exciting business.  CertainTeed is going to be a great resource for providing professional energy solutions to RPI’s customers.

Please contact www.rpienergy.com if we can provide information to help you make the best informed decision for your home and your roof.

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How to select a roofer after a hail storm

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The hail that battered roofs in
Southeast Georgia recently did more than just damage shingles and gutters. It
left homeowners vulnerable to scam artists who prey upon people who want their
roofs repaired quickly and cheaply.

“Roofers in the state of Georgia are not required to have licenses,”
explains John Reynolds, president of RPI, a roofing
company that serves residential, commercial and industrial clients. “As a
result, many out-of-state roofers will descend upon storm-battered areas with
professional sales teams to convince unwitting homeowners that they can repair
their roofs for less. Unfortunately, what oftentimes happens is that the work
is completed without warranties and the storm chasers leave town with no one
left to stand behind their work.”

According to the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, hail is one of the
costliest natural disasters facing Americans each year. In the U.S. alone, hail
causes an average of $1.6 billion worth of damage per year to residential
roofs.

Most homeowners are understandably eager to have their roofs repaired after
a hailstorm. But before hiring a roofer who makes promises that sound too good
to be true, the Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Georgia
offers the following tips:

-Ask for Referrals. Ask friends and associates for the name
of a roofer with whom they have had a good experience.

-Hire a local contractor if at all possible. Contact your
local, state or national roofing association for referrals.

-Get a written estimate, and be sure to read the fine print.
Always get estimates from several reputable roofing contractors before making a
decision and insist on the details. Don’t accept a price alone.

-Obtain references and check them. Ask for references from
the roofing contractor and a listing of jobs he has done in your area in the
last year or two.

-Check years in business. Ask how long the roofer has been
in business and verify the information with the Georgia Secretary of State
Corporations Division at: www.sos.ga.gov/Corporations.

-Obtain Proof of Insurance. Make sure your contractor
carries general liability insurance, workers’ compensation and is bonded. If
the contractor does not have property and casualty insurance (general
liability) and workers’ compensation insurance, you may be liable for damages
he may cause or injuries to himself or his employees. Ask for a Certificate of
Insurance with you named as the Certificate Holder.

-Get guarantees in writing. Ask for a copy of the roofing
contractor’s warranty for materials and workmanship—usually one to two years.
This binds the contractor to repair any leaks caused by his workmanship or the
failure of the materials for the most critical period. Most problems with a new
roof will show up in the first year or two.

-Ask for a written contract. A complete contract should
clearly state all the work to be performed, all associated costs, the payment
schedule and obligate the contractor to pay for all materials ordered for the
job.

-Pay by check. Avoid paying in advance and making payments
in cash if at all possible.

-Make final payments only when the work is completed. Do
not sign completion papers or make the final payment until the work is
completed to your satisfaction. A reputable contractor will not pressure you to
sign if the job is not properly finished.

RPI (Roofing Professionals, Inc.) has served
residential, commercial and industrial clients for more than 11 years,
providing professional roofing solutions from standard maintenance to
restoration and replacement. In addition to offering traditional roofing
services to customers in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, RPI specializes in green roofing initiatives. RPI has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For
more information, please call 912-756-ROOF (7663),
email info@rpiroof.com or visit www.rpiroof.com. For tips on how to hire
reliable roofers, please visit the Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors
Association of Georgia’s website at www.rsmca.org.
Additional information about disaster-related repairs may be found at FEMA’s
website at www.fema.gov/rebuild.

Wind damage in Richmond Hill, Georgia

Home in Richmond Heights, Richmond Hill, GA with wind damage

Wind damages roof

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While checking on a roof for a property management customer, we noticed that there were several damaged and torn shingles on the roof.  While on top of the roof we noticed that a nearby tree sustained severe damage from what could only be explained as wind.  The tenant mentioned that there was in fact a bad storm over the weekend and several limbs were torn from perfectly healthy trees.

Even though this roof was already in need of replacement, the property owner is now faced with the decision whether to call his insurance company and have a claim considered.  Regardless of the age of your roof, please call a professional roofing contractor and have an assessment done.

Of course, RPI has a qualified team ready to take care of your needs.  Just call 912-756-ROOF (7663) today!

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