Weather related emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life and can't be avoided. Immediate action after a weather event will limit damages and minimize consequential damage caused by exposure to the elements.
If your roof was damaged by a storm, call us for immediate, appropriate assistance.
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Trust Us For your Hail Damage Inspections, Repairs and Insurance Claims Filings
If you have been in a hailstorm the most obvious damage you see is to cars. You see the damage immediately after the last ice nugget has fallen.
You're horrified because the once smooth surface is now riddled with dents and pits.
Most people do not ever consider that their home was damaged as well.
Your roof is as susceptible to hail damage as the hood of your car. When hail hits your roof it creates a bruise. This bruise may have even cracked the fiberglass membrane and can allow water to seep into your home. It may not leak the day after the storm but over time it will happen.
It's difficult to determine whether a shingled roof needs to be replaced after a hail storm because the damage is not readily evident.
Our hail damage specialists are specially trained and experienced to determine the damage and make corrective action.
We check the entire roof structure and gutter system. If we see many granules re-roofing would be a consideration.
Granules aren't just for appearance purposes, they're there to protect the asphalt based roof product (the shingle). It doesn't take much of a hail storm to dislodge a bunch of granules, thereby exposing the asphalt and shortening the service life of your roof.
If your roof went through a hail storm but no damage was readily visible but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. If enough granules were knocked loose, the sun will hit the exposed asphalt further damaging the roof and underlayment. The exposed asphalt will deteriorate and more granules will come loose. In a few months and after a few showers of rain, the damage will be readily evident.
Many times hail storms produce visible damage, but beware, only a trained roofing hail damage specialist can uncover the real damage!
Quality Workmanship Done Right The First Time
Do not attempt to execute the storm checklist outdoors until the dangerous weather has left the area.
Immediately ensure that your belongings are protected from leaking water inside the home. Move appliances, furniture and
other important items that may get damaged. Walk around the exterior of your home to check for roofing damage and sources of any leaks.
Torn, curled or missing shingles (also check property for shingles that may have blown off)
Dented vents (dents may indicate hail damage)
Dented gutters and downspouts (dents may indicate hail damage)
Walk around the interior of the home to check for leaks or other damage indicators.
Water staining (look around light fixtures, in corners, and around chimneys)
Wet insulation or another water seepage in the attic
Cracked or broken skylights
When you think of wind damaging your home, you usually think it takes a tornado, hurricane, severe thunderstorm or extreme winter storm to cause any major wind damage to your roof. But, the wind doesn’t have to be strong to cause roof damage. Gusts of wind, at 75 to 85 miles per hour, can easily raise poorly-sealed shingles off your home, exposing your roof to possible rain & water damage.
Your roof is the last and first defense between you and the elements, you want to be aware of the damage wind can do to your home early on. During high-wind weather events, wind speeds fluctuate and sometimes even change directions. Consequently, roofing materials are lifted up, allowing debris to lodge between shingles and the underpinning of your roof. Over time, this process will cause your roof to deteriorate, and inevitably, you’ll lose roofing material and notice it lying in your yard.
Roofing materials are subject to damage from strong winds and flying debris. Generally, roofs are not designed to withstand winds of hurricane and tornado intensity. However, roofs may also be damaged by winds of moderate intensity, with gust that may reach 50 to 75 miles per hour. The primary cause of wind damage is from the partial vacuum created by wind blowing over the edge of the roof. Nature tries to neutralize the low-pressure area by bringing in air from a higher pressure area, usually from inside the building. This air pushes up on the bottom side of the roof assembly and, over time, loosens fasteners and breaks the adhesion making the roof susceptible to damage from the next moderate or strong wind. To counteract the effects of wind-uplift forces, the roofing and insulation should be adequately fastened to the roof deck, and a securely-fastened perimeter detail should be provided.
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