Posted by Korin Law | 12.23.16 05:49pm

If you are like many Miami homeowners, there is a good chance it has been a while since your roof has been inspected. Roofs are often the most neglected and overlooked part of a home. Over the course of time, your roof is constantly under attack. South Florida’s hot and humid climate along with torrential rains can severely damage your roofing materials. The results can be disastrous. It only takes one small roof leak cause severe water damage, including the formation of dangerous mold. If left completely ignored, you may have to spend thousands of dollars on a new roof.

The Roofing Inspection Process

A roofing inspection is designed to accomplish two things. First, the main objective is to identify any current or potential problems with the roof. The second is to determine your roof’s remaining life span. One of the first things a professional roofer will look for is how long it takes for water to evaporate. They will also take the time to walk on the roof and carefully look for any vulnerable areas that can result in roof leaks.

Before you hire a roofer, it is important to ask questions. Make sure the roofer inspects every inch of your roof, including the individual shingles or tiles. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is attempting to inspect or fix their own roofs. A professional roofer has a trained eye to identify problems most people cannot see. Far too many South Florida homeowners are also injured from falls while climbing on top of their roofs. Always leave it to a professional. The best part is most reputable roofing companies in Miami provide free estimates for their inspections.

Most Common Roofing Problems in Miami

Unfortunately, roof leaks are not uncommon in Miami. The rainy season in the summer can cause extreme havoc with your roof. In most cases, homeowners don’t know they have a problem until they experience a roof leak. Here are some of the most common roofing problems in Miami.

  • Shingle granules in rain gutters
  • Loose, corroded or missing flashing
  • Inadequate ventilation
  • Sagging between rafters or near ridges
  • Improper air conditioning installation
  • Clogged drains
  • Depressions near vent pipes
  • Broken, loose or missing roofing materials

Will Your Homeowner’s Insurance Company Cover Roof Damage?

Roof repairs can be extremely expensive. Roof leaks and windstorm damage require immediate attention. In many cases, insurance companies do not provide the necessary compensation to cover these repairs and property loss.  It is important to have a Miami home insurance lawyer on your side to resolve your dispute and recover the proper compensation you deserve. Over the years, attorney Jonathan Korin has represented countless home and business owners involved in disputes with their insurance companies. He utilizes an aggressive and comprehensive approach along with a vast arsenal of legal resources to resolve disputes rather than go to court. However, if the insurance company fails to cooperate, he is prepared to fight for the rights of each client in the courtroom. To learn more on how a Miami insurance claims lawyer can help with your roof leak claim, contact the offices of Korin Law, P.A. and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.