About Roof Alert
It’s not a matter of knowing that severe weather may affect your property, but knowing that when it does strike, you will be notified in a timely manner which allows the initiation of necessary inspections, repairs and possible insurance claims. By using Roof Alert™, you will know exactly when severe weather affected the property, the timing of the severe weather, the magnitude of the weather event and will receive NWS-approved graphics to substantiate our notification.
Unlike other similar companies that provide after-the-fact products, Roof Alert™ is pro-active by sending any necessary notifications to you, based upon the package you selected; instead of having to find a company and determine when the date of loss occurred.
Unlike other similar companies, Roof Alert™ provides all supporting evidence, can write after-the-fact evaluations, provide deposition and court room support (when required) and we stand behind our data.
"From personal experience, I have witnessed the effects severe weather has on various structures; from single family homes to large office complexes." - ROCCO CALACI
Roof Alert™ provides a proactive solution for property owners to assess and gather the necessary information for submitting an insurance claim. This information includes whether or not the structure sustained damage during a severe weather event and when that weather event occurred. Roof Alert™ also allows property owners to start repairs quicker, therefore avoiding further damage.
When assessing the after effects of severe weather, the property owner learns the extent of any damage and can begin repairs before future weather elements generate more damage to the structure. If no damage is found, the inspection documents the status of the rooftop, or other parts of the structure, and can be used to eliminate that specific severe weather episode for any future consideration by the insurance company, if and when, an insurance claim is filed.
We use data from the National Weather Service, weather radar imagery from the NWS and human meteorologists to produce our products.First, we monitor bulletins from the NOAA Storm Prediction Center (SPC) on a daily basis, plus review real-time radar mosaics across the country. When our team of meteorologists spots a severe weather event, it is logged and we determine if any of our clients have been affected.
The Roof Alert team utilizes guidance and rules from the NWS and several Federal manuals on the usage and interpretation of NEXRAD data. All Roof Alert™ meteorologists have been trained and certified in the analysis and interpretation of NEXRAD data in accordance with Federal guidelines. This distinction is unique to Roof Alert™, when compared to other similar commercial companies.
To ensure our accuracy, we also utilize the NEXRAD Hydrometeor Classification product. This specific product allows meteorologists to determine the type of precipitation hitting the ground over a given region.
By using calibrated products from the NWS weather radar (NEXRAD) and ground reports from the SPC, our meteorologists were able to determine which clients were affected, the times of occurrence for hail and wind, and the size and magnitude of the hail and wind event.
The Hydrometeor Classification product uses the color Red to represent “Hail with rain”.
Through use of this product, along with the training of the meteorologist and use of Federal guidelines, the Roof Alert™ team can determine whether or not hail affected site-specific properties as well as the timing and magnitude of a severe weather event.
Once the e-mail is sent to the responsible individual, it is their prerogative to initiate a building inspection for possible damages.
Sometimes it’s easy to see major visible damage from storm events, but the majority of damages are not readily visible and can add up to extensive and expensive repair costs, if not detected soon after the initial damage occurs.
Whenever we determine that your listed property has been affected by severe weather, you will receive an e-mail with the date, timing and type (hail, wind, tornado, snow, ice) of severe weather event. We will also quantify the weather element that affected your property, such as 2 inch hail, wind gusts to 65 miles per hour, an EF2 tornado or 6 inches of snow.
Once the data from Roof Alert™ has been received, it’s up to the property owner to obtain a thorough and immediate structural inspection. You can choose your own inspection company, or use one of the recommended inspections companies, registered as a Roof Alert™ partner.
Peace of Mind
It’s not a matter of knowing that severe weather may affect your property, but knowing that when it does strike, you will be notified in a timely manner which allows the initiation of necessary inspections, repairs and possible insurance claims.
By using Roof Alert™, you will know exactly when severe weather affected the property, the timing of the severe weather, the magnitude of the weather event and will receive NWS-approved graphics to substantiate our notification.
Did you know that sustained wind speeds of 40 miles per hour or greater (for more than 1 hour) can lead to property damages? This is part of a High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service. Only Roof Alert™ provides this information to clients.
Because of the association with LRC Services, forensic evaluations after-the-fact can be ordered for any potential disputes with either side of an insurance claim. We can provide reports, deposition and testimony support for either side in a potential insurance dispute.