Storm Damage

Prepare for the Storm

3 storm damage Storm Damage  : Alpine Roofing Construction 214-528-9897 3 300x200Inspect your roof regularly, annually would be great so that you can find and fix the damage before it becomes a more costly leak. If you inspect the roof regularly you then can have information to compare with the condition of the roof after a severe storm – you can document when the damage occurred and can establish that damage was or was not present before a particular storm.

Take photographs of the roof in its undamaged or normal wear state. Having “before the hail storm” and “after the hail storm” photos can completely put to bed any debate about whether they are looking at storm damage on your roof.

Inspect your roof promptly after a storm: Any storm or the wind alone can damage a roof, so the sooner you inspect the roof after a storm the better you can avoid leak damage inside the home, and if an insurance claim for roof damage is warranted, the better will be the data you can provide in support of your claim.

Inspect your roof gutters: before and after a storm. If the gutters were clean and after the storm, they are loaded with mineral granules you have strong evidence of roof wear and damage due to storm damage.

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After the Storm

Storm Damage storm damage Storm Damage  : Alpine Roofing Construction 214-528-9897 roof damage 300x225 300x225You may think that just because you can’t see any signs of storm damage, or because your roof isn’t leaking, you don’t have damage. Remember, hail damage can be particularly difficult to identify and many homeowners discover major roofing damage years down the road after it’s too late to file a storm damage claim with their insurance company. If you have any reason to suspect hail damage after a storm, you should have a full property damage inspection performed by a reputable contractor, right away.

Roof Hail Damage – Roofs are the most commonly damaged part of a home or business in hailstorms. Storm damage to a shingle may allow water to seep through the roof causing additional damage to the roof deck, support structure, interior walls, or windows, and can cause leaking, staining on walls and flooding inside your home. Leaking roofs lead to costly damages and many insurance policies have strict time limits on submitting claims after hailstorms, so it’s in your best interest to act fast after hailstorms and start the repairs process, if necessary.

Asphalt Shingle Storm Damage: On an asphalt roof, hail damage looks like a dark spot, or bruise, where the roofing granules have been knocked away (look in gutters for the accumulation of granules). In some cases you may find holes, cracking, or missing shingles on roofs with hail damage. This can result in leaking and serious water damage, which can lead to mold formation and wood rot, which can compromise the structural integrity of your roof resulting in collapse. In severe wind storms, it is common for shingles or sections of the roof to be missing altogether.

Other Types of Shingle Storm Damage: Shake (wood), metal, tile, and slate roof shingles can all suffer damage from hailstorms. Due to the materials, each type of shingle shows unique signs of damage from hail. If shingles are cracked, missing, torn or split at seams, you should definitely have a damage inspection performed. Similarly, if you notice leaking inside your home after a hailstorm, get an inspection right away.

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