Even if you can’t see any tell-tale signs of storm damage on your roof, that does not mean there is none! Hail damage in particular can be difficult to spot to the untrained eye, leaving all too many homeowners to discover major damage caused by storms when it’s almost too late. Because initial storm damage restoration had been neglected, their home insurance won’t cover their dented turbines, pipe jacks are, torn up gutters, window and door trims, and siding.
Roof Storm Damage
Roofs bear the majority of damage inflicted by storms. Damaged shingles give way to leaking roofs, which then further damages the deck, structure and interior of the home, including the walls and floors. Roof storm damage becomes noticeable when the walls and floors begin to look stained or discolored, but it is then often too late. The resulting damage both to your roof and to the interior of your home can be costly to repair, and that cost is compounded by your insurance company’s refusal to let you submit a claim. When a storm hits, you must act ASAP in order to have your insurance cover your storm damage restoration.
Shingle Storm Damage
Hail, rain and snow an also inflict damage on the shingles of your roof, whether they are made of asphalt, metal, slate or any other material.
Hail damage on an asphalt roof may manifest as a darkened spots where the roofing granules have been displaced, or as holes, cracks, or indentations. In some cases, especially after high winds impact a home, shingles may be blown away altogether. This can cause your roof to leak and result in significant water damage which, if unresolved, will cause mold to grow and wood to rot. Even more serious damage can even cause your roof to collapse.
Wood, Metal, Tile, & Slate:
Other types of roofing shingles, such as wood, metal, tile, or slate, may also suffer significant storm damage. Each of these shingle types will have its own distinctive indications of being damage. If you suspect your roof may be damaged or are unsure of what to look for, schedule an inspection as soon as you can. It never hurts to check — especially when the inspection is free! Just give Great American Roofing & Restoration a call and we will come ASAP!
Too many homeowners wait until it’s too late to have their roof inspected and schedule in a storm damage restoration. Don’t let this happen to you! Have a full, free, no strings attached inspection performed by professional. Call us today!