Mercury General: Insurance Partnership Puts Rooftops and the Environment First
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PCG – Kyle Reuter (424) 903-3657 ([email protected])
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 21, 2022) – Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) today announced an industry-first partnership with Roof Rx, a home services company focused on providing high-quality repair solutions to extend the life of house roofs, for new and existing home policyholders. These Roof Rx inspections will include an advanced drone technology service with expert analysis to assess the current condition of a home’s roof.
The recent focus on waste management in Southern California has propelled smart disposal habits to the fore and Mercury’s partnership with Roof Rx aims to better protect both homeowners’ property and the environment. . On average, roofs can last more than 30 years, but only a certain part reaches halfway through their life cycle. With most homes having a roof weighing around 6,000 pounds, unnecessary re-roofing quickly turns into a significant amount of landfill waste.
“We create so much waste that takes a very long time to break down in our landfills,” said Adam Bakonis, Mercury Insurance Product Manager for Homeowners. “Too many simple roof repairs turn into complete re-roofing, which is bad for homeowners’ wallets and bad for the planet. Mercury Insurance is taking an environmentally responsible stance by identifying ways to better protect the property of policyholders, while leaving a softer footprint on the earth.”
Roof Rx inspections are non-invasive (drone flights require FAA approval and authorization, some exceptions may apply) and are accompanied by detailed aerial imagery. A technician will diagnose the appropriate level of repairs that might be needed, which can include anything from minor shingle replacements to a completely new roof.
New, existing, and returning Mercury Southern California homeowners policyholders have several ways to protect their home:
- Inspection services only: After an instant discount from Mercury, policyholders will pay only $25.00 for a roof inspection (a significant savings over the retail price of $99.00). If repairs are needed and done with Roof Rx, Mercury policyholders are credited the $25 inspection fee for the repair. If the recommended repairs are performed by Roof Rx, the insured will receive a full one-year roof warranty valued at $329.00, free of charge.
- Inspection with preventive maintenance: Policyholders receive an instant discount from Mercury and pay only $99.00 for basic inspection and preventative services, especially sealing roof pipe vents (a common source of roof leaks) – which retails for $249.00. If additional repairs are required and performed by Roof Rx, the policyholder will be credited with the $25.00 inspection fee. This service comes with a full one-year roof warranty valued at $329.00 at no additional charge.
“We are thrilled to partner with Mercury and admire the courage of their mission to find smarter ways to give back to their policyholders while protecting the environment. Roof Rx and its associates are proud to help Mercury customers to meet their home maintenance needs in a sustainable, cost-effective manner,” said Eduardo Guerra, CEO of Roof Rx, Inc. “Your roof is a critical asset in protecting your family and your property – the partnership with Mercury Insurance is a natural fit for us. We both want to protect homeowners and the environment, and now our partnership takes that to the next level.”
Roof Rx inspections over the past 12 months have revealed:
Less than 2% of roofs inspected by Roof Rx were deemed unusable and required re-roofing.
Approximately 55% required only component flashing maintenance.
Visit https://www.mercuryinsurance.com/insurance/homeowners/ to learn more about Mercury products and services.
About Mercury Insurance
Mercury Insurance (NYSE: MCY) is a multi-line insurance company primarily offering auto, home, tenants and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Illinois, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia, as well as auto insurance in Florida. Mercury underwrites other lines of insurance in various states, including business owners and auto, landlord, home-sharing, ride-sharing, and mechanical protection.
Since 1962, Mercury has been providing customers with exceptional value for their insurance dollar by combining ultra-competitive rates with excellent customer service. Mercury earned “A” grades from AM Best and Fitch, as well as first place in the 2021 JD Power U.S. Insurance Digital Experience Study.SM and four consecutive “Best Auto Insurance Company” awards from Insure.com. For more information, visit https://www.mercuryinsurance.com/ or follow the company on Twitter or Facebook.
About Roof Rx, Inc.
At Roof Rx, we make the difference. Our team is focused on providing our customers with quality service through responsible repairs rather than inefficient and unnecessary re-roofing. A typical home has a roof designed to last over 30 years, but on average, roofs across the United States only end up in our landfills halfway through their life cycle. You can help make a difference to the environment by choosing solutions designed to maintain the longevity of your roof. Since our founding in 1998, the impact of our services can be measured in the millions of pounds of roofing material we’ve kept out of our landfills. The average home has a roof that weighs around 6,000 pounds, you can help keep it from going to landfill by fixing your roof instead of re-roofing prematurely by visiting us at www.RoofRx.com.