Collis Roofing is the Trusted Experts on Hurricane Season in Florida 

Since 1994, Collis Roofing has served only Florida and been the largest roofing contractor to help restore and replace new roofs on residential, commercial and multifamily homes, including Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Charlie, Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma.  Collis Roofing has also installed and replaced windows with Hurricane Windows, skylights and sun tunnels, PV and pool solar panels, vinyl and cement siding and much more.

If you're searching for a roofing company near me, you'll often find Collis Roofing and positive reviews on Google and Facebook.  Unlike many small to medium size roofing contractors and national chain roofing companies from out of state, Collis Roofing is not 100% storm focused, Collis Roofing has been primarily focused on home improvement, residential, new construction and commercial roofing, windows, siding, gutters and solar on over 12,000 properties a year.  Because Collis Roofing has an established, ethical background when storm damage occurs, more insurance companies, home inspectors, general contractors and local news trust Collis Roofing to provide the highest quality workmanship and ethical estimates.  

Below, you will find expert resources and tips from Hurricane Supply Lists, Hurricane or Storm Damage Related Insurance Claims, Financial Assistance to help you pay for your deductibles, Hurricane Safety Tips, How Much a Roof Costs, How Much a Roof Tarp Costs and more.

Click here if you are read to speak with a Collis Roofing employee or to request an estimate from Collis Roofing for a New Roof, Siding, PV or Pool Solar, Hurricane Windows, Skylights or more.

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How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

If you have storm damage that is covered by insurance from high winds, hurricane, tropical storms or hail, your roof only costs what your insurance deductible dictates.  Depending on how the insurance policy is written, your deductible for a named storm such as hurricane may be more than if you have damage such as hail from a non named storm.  

While estimates may vary from big box stores to small roofing contractors, you are only responsible for your deductible unless you opt to upgrade or improve your roof from the previous materials or add extended manufacturer warranties. This makes it critical to consider the company who is going to install it, because the price is the same no matter who you choose - choose an ethical contractor you can trust, with an established history of workmanship from manufacturers to locals.

Times when you might consider improving your roof would be when you have a 3 Tab Roof which can only withstand wind speeds of 60 mph, and you will have to replace your roof more often or if you have wanted to get a different material roof such as metal or tile because it will reduce the cost you would have paid out of pocket from 25-65%.

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Financial Assistance for Insurance Deductibles

Hurricane Season can be very expensive from purchasing supplies, travel costs from evacuations and restoring any damage to your home.  At Collis Roofing, we understand that most people don't have money sitting around for a hurricane or named storm deductible, and so we are a roofing company that offers financing.   

Low interest financing is available for those with bumpy credit to great credit through multiple lenders to help you find the best options for you and your budget from Enerbank, FRSA Credit Union, and SELF.  Noncredit based, low interest financing is available in select areas through PACE.  Those who cannot obtain financing through either of these options should consider OneMain Financial.  

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Insurance Claims from Storm Damage and Hurricanes

If a named storm has caused damage to your home, multi family community, residential, multi family or commercial property that you own or manage, Florida law says you have 2 years to file an insurance claim due to storm damage from a named storm..  

Here is what you can do while you wait for your insurance claim to be processed to improve your hurricane claim process and restoration

Don't let your insurance paperwork be lost in the shuffle.  Keep a digital copy of your insurance coverage on your phone, laptop or tablet as a PDF download.  

In the unfortunate event that you have to evacuate or have limited internet access, you will have your insurance information with you no matter where you go.  This allows you to have greater clarity and understanding what your insurance company will cover, your deductible and options open to you during your storm recovery time from inside your home, outside your home and possibly even ways to cover any costs during your displacement.

You have the option in Florida to work directly with your insurance or to sign an AOB, Assignment of Benefits, the same tool you use to allow medical providers to work directly with your insurance on your behalf from getting a routine check up to life threatening medical emergencies.  Keep in mind that just like using wisdom before going to seek medical assistance from a doctor, hospital or medical office, make sure the company you should choose to sign an AOB with is reputable!  Google news stories on any roofing or restoration contractor you may consider using. 

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Roof Tarps

Florida Insurance carriers dictate pricing on roofing including installing tarps.  This protects consumers from price gouging on tarps after a major weather event.  Our pricing is always inline with Florida insurance pricing they give us through Xactimate.  

If you get a tarp installed and do not have an insurance claim but still need and want a roof replacement from Collis Roofing, we will credit the cost of your tarp to your non insurance claim related roof replacement when you sign your roof replacement contract with Collis Roofing. 

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Avoid Florida Roofing Scams and Felony Insurance Fraud When You Use Collis Roofing

 While Google is cracking down on companies who have or are currently compensating or paying customers and even strangers for positive reviews, you can find news stories, licensed roofers committing insurance fraud with is a felony for homeowners to taking money and never completing work.

Collis Roofing does not allow for any discounts, applications of coupons or waivers of insurance deductibles under any circumstance per Florida Law.

Protect yourself, your family, home and business. If you are approached by a licensed or unlicensed roofing contractor that offers to discount or not collect your insurance deductible to provide you with a free roof, then please alert the Florida Department of Business and Regulation. Some insurance companies have also set up stings to catch those participating in insurance fraud.

Florida Statute 817.234 False and Fraudulent Insurance Claims (7)(d) A contractor, or a person acting on behalf of a contractor, may not knowingly or willfully and with intent to injure, defraud, or deceive, pay, waive, or rebate all or part of an insurance deductible applicable to payment to the contractor, or a person acting on behalf of a contractor, for repairs to property covered by a property insurance policy. A person who violates this paragraph commits a third degree felony, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.