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Lessons Learned — Be Ready for Future Storm Damage Now

When Hurricane Irma was approaching Florida, it wasn't expected to head up the Sun Coast, so many homeowners here were left scrambling to make last-minute storm preparations. Fortunately, we were spared extreme devastation, but the North Port area may not be that lucky when storm season rolls around again. If you look at Irma as a lesson learned, you'll want to make sure your home is protected against storm damage, starting with the most vulnerable structural element: the roof. Here are ...
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Steps That Make Roof Damage Claims Easy

  Dealing with the after-effects of storm damage and the insurance claims process is a stressful experience that many Florida homeowners are enduring right now. If your home didn't require any roofing repairs after our recent storms, that may not be the case next time, so don't waste this opportunity to make filing a future damage claim easier and less stressful by taking these steps: (more…)
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Best Steps for Filing an Insurance Claim after a Storm

If your roof gets damaged in a storm, you'll need to file a claim under your homeowner's insurance policy to get reimbursed for necessary roof repairs and related expenses. Learning how to navigate the claims process in advance can make the experience less stressful, and help get your claim settled and your roof restored as quickly as possible. Here are the best steps to follow after a storm damages your roof: (more…)
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Find out if your Homeowner’s Insurance Covers Storm Damage

The roof is one component of your North Port home that's especially vulnerable to storm damage, so it's important to have peace of mind that it's well-protected by your homeowner's insurance policy. Here's some helpful advice on how to find out about the coverage you have on your roof: (more…)
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How to Prioritize Storm Damage

When your home is damaged during a storm, it can be difficult to know where to start with repairs. Here's are some tips on how to best prioritize storm damage repairs: (more…)
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What You Need to Know about Green Roofing

Green roofing is a concept which has long been popular in Europe, and is only now becoming popular for homeowners and business owners in the U.S. It's a way of helping the environment, either by planting rooftop vegetation over a waterproof covering, or by using green materials that are much more reflective than traditional roofing materials. If a majority of city residents and businesses adopted green roofing as their preferred approach, we could, as your Sarasota roofing company, help significantly reduce ...
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What to Do When Severe Weather Hits Your Roof

Hurricane-force winds, lashing rain, and airborne debris can leave you dealing with roofing damage that jeopardizes your home's structure and compromises your family's comfort and safety. Here is some timely advice on what to do after a severe weather event: (more…)
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Ways to Make Your Home Value Soar

Almost everybody loves those self-help quizzes, so here is a simple one: what is the one weather issue Sarasota homeowners think of first? The heat, of course. Cutting down on your home’s central air conditioning bill would actually add value to your home at resale time. At Mark Kaufman Roofing, one of the best Sarasota roofers, we know two great ways to reduce the cooling load in your home: attic insulation and metal roofing. (more…)
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How to Tell if Your Roofing Project will be Tidy

You may have seen the somewhat snarky meme that says a neat house is a sign of a wasted life, but we at Mark Kaufman Roofing do not believe that. As the preeminent roofing contractors Sarasota homeowners have come to trust with roof repair and replacement, we pride ourselves on neat and tidy job sites. Why? It is efficient, safe, and it preserves home value. (more…)
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The Best Questions to Find the Right Roofer

Any time you plan to engage one of the many roofers in North Port, you should seek three estimates. This applies for large roof repairs, roof replacement, new construction or new options like green roofing. You will be investing a lot of money, so having three competitive bids helps you hold onto your dollars. Ask great questions to find a great roofer. (more…)
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