Nick gives us a walkthrough of what happens when your roof can’t be repaired and you need a full roof replacement.
Nick: All set? Hey, how are you? It’s Nick Bonadies with Semper Fi Exteriors, and Dylan’s behind the camera, you can’t see him. But we’re not here to actually do a repairability study. We’ve got one shingle on this garage and you can see it’s a garage probably bigger than a townhouse roof. But Dylan, do me a favor, pan behind you real quick and look at the house. So yeah, here I got the shingle. Dylan’s holding some shingles up here with his foot. [chuckle] See all the missing shingles up there? So we’ve got, I don’t know, eight or 10 there or something like that, and there’s other wind-damaged ones. And as Dylan’s turning around here, I’m gonna throw this shingle… I’m gonna throw it up here Dylan. We’ll get it in a minute. So what we’re gonna do is do a repairability study. They’ve already approved the house in full. For this, they just repaired… They approved one shingle. So we’re gonna do the repairability study to see if it’s repairable or not.
Nick: Now I’m gonna switch to the insurance side of things and I’ll splice the beginning out of the insurance stuff that we send. What we do, excuse me, we take the video and then we send it to the insurance company to show whether it’s repairable or not. And I gotta put the gloves on for this because it actually helps with the repairability study. So I’m gonna put this on here as we’re talking. I’ll explain that in another one, of why the gloves help, but… [chuckle] Alright, so for the insurance company… Real quick. Sorry about this on the video.
Nick: Alright, cool. So we are talking about Roger Ramey, it’s a nationwide claim, claim number 653641GK. It’s July 3rd, 2020, and it’s about 9:45 AM, and it’s 85 degrees out right now. So it’s gonna be a nice, humid day. And we’re gonna go ahead and we’re gonna attempt the repair here, to make sure that this is repairable. So you can see we’ve got this one shingle missing here, so let me get these shingles up above here. Ooh, shit.
Nick: Where is… So it’ll come in there. Alright. Man, can you hear the granules coming off? [chuckle] Holy moly…
Dylan: It’s snowing.
Nick: This thing is a brittle roof. We’ll see if we can actually repair it. Even though I messed that shingle up, we can replace that one. Alright, so we’ve got this nailed in. The shingle itself is not coming out, although it’s so brittle it’s falling apart. It’s nailed up higher, so we’re gonna go up a little bit higher here.
Nick: Alright, so here’s our damaged shingle right here. So it must be nailed up higher ’cause it is not coming loose. So yeah, here we go. See, if you look up here Dylan, you see it’s nailed up higher. Oops, I’m on the wrong shingle there. So… It’s being held in up there.
Nick: Man, this thing is falling apart. So it actually does… Here… I can’t even get these things unstuck. There you go.
Dylan: We’re only gonna allow five minutes. You got about a minute left.
Nick: No, I fixed it.
Dylan: Oh, you did? Sweet.
Nick: Alright, so we’ve got a shingle that still doesn’t wanna come out. There we go. There’s another nail right there. So let’s see if we can get this thing out here. I mean it’s literally falling apart here, so… Oops.
Nick: Alright, so that part’s out. Here’s the other half of the shingle here.
Nick: Alright, so we got that out. Here, let me just grab the shingle [04:35] ____, let’s set it up real quick.
Nick: Alright, something is blocking it, which means that there’s nails still sticking out. Alright, so there’s one right there. Alright, cool, let’s flip this thing up. Lining up real nice here. Alright, let me grab some nails.
Nick: That one went in crooked. [chuckle]
Nick: Alright, and last but not least, here we go. And then, I’ll show you exactly what’s happening here. Alright, cool. So here’s what we have going on on this roof. Alright, man that destroyed a lot of shingles just replacing that one. So if you look, look at the granules coming off of all these shingles here. They were stuck down pretty hard, so even the ones up above, because it was nailed up higher, so you can kind of see… And then all these shingles, we didn’t even touch these things up here. So what’s happening is, all these shingles here are now damaged from replacing that one, so obviously this roof… I mean it’s extremely brittle, you could see it was breaking in half.
Nick: Obviously, this roof is not repairable. What happens is… Let’s see if I can get a piece of chalk here. So now this shingle’s damaged, this one, this one, and this one, but all of these as well, and then up here too. Now keep in mind that it gets bigger each time. So what happens is, to repair these… This is one shingle for example, so this one, so it comes all the way over to here. This shingle stops right here so that’ll be fine. And then, as these damage, for example, that one’s gonna come all the way over to here. So what happens is you end up with this big, huge V. So this one shingle, and I don’t know, 250 shingles, or 200 shingles, or something it destroys, so this roof is definitely not repairable, it’s something that we’re gonna send to the insurance company. Theoretically, they’ll go ahead and approve the whole thing in full. I hope this video helped, guys. Have a good one. Say “Bye” Dylan.