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Storm Proof Roofing

Get Your Roof Ready for the Upcoming Florida Storm Season with Roof Repairs and New Roof Replacements

Collis Roofing is the most trusted roofing contractor for ethical estimates and extensive roof product knowledge to help you repair your roof or replace it before storm season.

How “storm proof” you want to be is entirely up to you, but you can count on us to explain the installation process in detail and the storm ratings involved in whatever materials you choose to use. It is your home and your family or your business that you have to decide, without pressure, what is best for you. We offer a full range of financing from commercial to residential, with low interest rates and low payments, even if your credit history has been bumpy, because no one should go without the best roof because of past difficulties.

What Does It Mean to Have a Storm Proof Roof?

At Collis Roofing, storm proof means we’re going to give you the best roof replacement possible to help you weather every storm for years to come with our superior workmanship and the materials we use. How storm proof you want to be is up to you. We let our customers choose what materials they want their roof to be made of as well as the type of storm rating they think is right for them.

How Can You Be Storm Proof with Your Roof?

The Most Storm Proof Roof is a Metal Roof, but Only When Installed Properly by Collis Roofing

If you want to invest in a metal roof, but opt to go with a cheaper roofer, in almost every case they will probably just nail the metal to your shingles and may not even use metal roofing that can withstand the salt from the coastal waters surrounding Florida. At Collis, we remove your old roof and install salt resistant metal roofing directly to your deck. These roofs can last 50 years when installed properly. They can withstand 140-160 mph winds and hail damage.

A metal roof, when installed properly with the right materials, is often the most expensive roof. Collis Roofing offers a variety of finance options from 12 months same as cash to low payment loans for up to 10 years, non credit based, credit based low interest loans for those with imperfect to perfect credit and those who have had a rough go with credit, but need a roof. You can learn more about all our financing options that will allow you to pay for your roof or other home improvements here.

Tile Roofs Can Be Your Next Storm Proof Roof

If you aren’t ready to invest in a metal roof, a tile roof should be your next option to consider. Tile roofs can withstand the small amounts of Florida hail we receive. During a heavier hail storm, it will only need minor repairs. Since it’s very rare for Florida to get 2 inch hail or anything over 2 inches, tile roofs are a great way to go!

They can last 30-50 years when installed properly by trained licensed professionals, sometimes longer when taken care of and inspected regularly. The max wind speed a tile roof can withstand when properly installed with quality materials is 140mph, but cheap roofing companies may skip the extra fasteners meaning it can only withstand 80 mph. It is critical to homeowners to understand how to avoid a roof being installed incorrectly. A roof is such an important investment in Florida because it can mean the difference between your home being protected and your home being destroyed.

According to the Boral USA tile manufacturer website, tile repairs occur “most commonly when a branch crashes down during a storm. Sometimes when someone isn’t watching how they are walking and step down too roughly on the tile.” This walking is usually due to roof cleaners who aren’t roofers – just guys with a pressure washer, pool chemicals and a truck. If you want a proper roof cleaning, call Collis Roofing! Learn more about the importance of roof cleaning below.

How to Protect Yourself from Storm Chasers & Insurance Fraud?

Collis Roofing is local and only does business in Florida. However, during a storm, you may be greeted with an unexpected knock or door hanger by a company you do not recognize. Use caution when speaking with contractors who may pose as being local, licensed, and insured. Do not sign anything or offer any monetary payments without checking these companies out. These 7 steps can prevent you from being at risk of losing thousands of dollars or even from you being charged with a felony.

7 Steps to Prevent Being Taken Advantage of by a Storm Chaser or Contractor Involved in Insurance Fraud

1. Check if they are Florida Licensed.

You can find out if a company is licensed by visiting the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. While many companies have had to use subcontractors due to demand and local labor shortage, it’s still important to find out if they’re Florida licensed. Collis Roofing will not, under any circumstances, use any subcontractor who is not Florida licensed and fully insured.

2. Check and ask for copies of their insurance.

Make sure the business is insured and that they have workmans comp that covers their labor.

3. Never pull a permit on a contractor’s behalf.

If a contractor is asking you to pull a permit on their behalf to “save money” don’t do it! This is often to protect themselves because they have no insurance or Workers Compensation. This will open you up to potential personal injury, wrongful death lawsuits and more against your homeowners insurance or yourself.

4. Verify if they are part of Non Storm related, ethical organizations.

Ethical Trade Organization Membership examples are CFRSA, FRSA, HAAG, etc. These organizations work to promote safety, workmanship and consumer protection. They’re very different from organizations that push selling roofs and don’t promote quality work.

5. It is a Felony in Florida to waive, deduct, discount or not collect a deductible in Florida for a Roof

There is a dedicated and highly active branch of government, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, that both governs and investigates both consumers, insurance companies and contractors for insurance fraud. Along with all of the above, it’s also a felony to keep any of the money the insurance paid you for repairs instead of paying the amount in full to your contractor.
If you need a roof, we offer low payment, low interest financing options – even for deductibles. Talk to your estimator for more information.

6. Google for news stories

Great reviews on Facebook, HomeAdvisor, Google or Angie’s List does not mean they are ethical or even licensed. Many law enforcement agencies report finding most unlicensed contractors, those committing fraud and/or have dangerous violent backgrounds advertise on these places and may even have good reviews. Some companies pay people to go on NextDoor and Facebook and pretend to be customers recommending companies when people ask for a referral. Google “company name news” and make sure it’s a local news source you trust.

7. There is no such thing as every roof having the same damage.

It is 100% impossible due to the way wind, water and hail travel, types of roofing materials, installation by different companies, age of roof and even roof cover from trees. While many homes in a neighborhood may have damage even after a major disaster, not every home will need a repair or replacement. Get a free second opinion with Collis Roofing before signing something that may put you on the hook for 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./p>

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