hurricane hermine roof damage in Tallahassee, FL

The Unthinkable Happened to a Local Family Thanks to Hurricane Hermine

It’s not often a Tallahassee resident will have to completely replace their entire roof not once but twice – let alone twice in the same year.

 

Unfortunately for Justin and Courtnie Wheeles, the unthinkable happened this year thanks to Hurricane Hermine.

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In July, a storm brought a small pine tree limb through the Wheeles’ roof on Lupine Lane  and the insurance adjuster said they’d need to replace the roof. Justin has known Wayne for years, and Justin’s dad is an insurance adjuster who can vouch for the quality of Apachee’s work, so Justin asked Wayne to get his guys started on the replacement.

Wayne gave the estimate, the insurance company approved it a few days later and the project started rolling.

 

 

Delia helped Courtnie pick the style and color of the roof through the swatches online, and they ultimately chose the GAF architectural shingle in weathered wood.

 

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GAF weathered wood architectural shingle

 The Apachee team started on a Friday and worked diligently through the weekend to keep the project moving efficiently, finishing on Monday.

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Two weeks later, Hurricane Hermine decided to pay a visit. Justin and Courtnie were out of town when they got a phone call letting them know the entire rest of the pine tree had fallen on the house.

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Justin came back to work with the insurance adjuster for the second time and determine the plan of action. Because the roof is too steep to be tarped, Chad Swearigen with SRT has been helping dry out the home and coordinate the rebuild, based on recommendations from a structural engineer.

The Wheeles had planned to sell the home after the initial reroof, but now they’re going to rebuild, remodel out and stay. The second reroof will start in a few months, after the structural issues are resolved, and Justin and Courtnie look forward to working with Wayne and the Apachee team again.

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