Having any issue with your roof can be a stressful experience, especially when it’s in the middle of a storm and you need an emergency storm damage roof repair.
Between high winds, thunderstorms, and hailstorms our roofs are constantly being bombarded.
If you suspect storm damage, Give us a call PA (215) 322-5311 NJ 856-770-9800 to set up a FREE inspection!
Progressive Wear & Tear (Long-Term)
When you think of storm damage, you may envision a tropical storm blowing the roof off a house or even a tree lodged in a roof from high winds. If this happens you might need more than a roof replacement.
Though this does happen, typically storm damage occurs from constant rain and wind pounding your roof for years on end.
Most often, roofing damage has been developing for some time before the homeowner’s even notice. Problems due to rain, humidity, hail, and constant wear from endless storms are:
After a storm, the most common problem homeowners witness is a roof leak. This type damage oftentimes will need emergency roof care to prevent further in-home damages. Roof damage repair has especially been needed after the heavy rain. Understand that if you have a roof leak, it will only get worse due to the decaying wood. Make sure you have it inspected right away if you notice a roof leak.
Large puddles of water forming on any part of your roof will eventually cause problems. If you notice any puddles of water on your roof after a storm it must be repaired.
These problems are all caused by wind damage. If you notice any of these problems above you should contact us at County Line Roofing. and we will conduct a full roof inspection at no cost.
Extreme Weather Wear & Tear (Short-Term)
The most frequent severe weather conditions that cause noticeable damage to your roof are high winds, lightning, hail, and heavy rain.
Balls of ice ranging from the size of a marble all the way to the size of a softball can cause significant damage. Hail will form weak spots and small craters on your roof. It is important to get an inspection after a severe hailstorm to make sure your roof hasn’t been compromised.
Extreme weather is usually accompanied by high winds. These conditions can cause a variety of wind related issues such as damaged or loose shingles and underlayment.
Though it is rare to receive a direct hit on your roof. Lightning often strikes the highest object around which usually are trees. A tree falling on your roof can cause significant damage.
Constant rain over the years will eventually cause roofing problems. Heavy rain will magnify any areas in the roof that are prone to leaking.
What if I Suspect Storm Damage?
Living in cities such as St Pete, Hudson, Holiday, Trinity, and surrounding areas are prone to frequent tropical storms and severe weather.
If you suspect that your roof has been subjected to hail, high winds, or severe rain; it is important to have it examined by an experienced and insured roofer immediately.
Even the smallest of leaks can cause costly and dramatic damage to your home’s integrity. The longer you wait, the more problematic the leak will become.
Homeowners don’t realize that roofs can be compromised by storm damage, yet have no visible signs of damage from the ground.
Shingle roof wind damage – During a severe storm, high winds will often lift the shingles and break the sealing strip. Then, after the storm the shingles will lay back down in place and look fine. If that portion of your roof is compromised, it must be replaced.
Within a year or two of a damaged shingle you will start to experience leaking which will lead to further damage. That is why it’s important to get a free roof inspection after extreme weather.
Tile roof wind damage – Tile roofs can suffer from wind damage as well. The tiles on a roof are simply decorative. However, the underlayment underneath the tiles is the water barrier. Strong winds can “chatter” the tiles on your roof. This means the wind gets underneath the tiles and “wiggles” them repeatedly during the storm. Like the shingles, when the storm stops the tiles will look just fine.
Unfortunately this “chattering” of your tiles will cause the nails securing them to the underlayment to come loose. Consequently this will allow water to seep in around the nail holes, causing a leak.
Shingle roof hail damage – often times when hail hits your roof it will cause “degranulation” of your shingles. Degranulation is only visible on a close inspection by an experienced roofer who knows what to look for. When degranulation occurs your shingles become compromised and the serviceable life of the shingle is significantly shortened.
Tile roof hail damage – Small hailstones will not typically damage your tile roof. However, those larger than 2 inches in diameter can cause hairline cracks, and/or chips that can compromise the integrity of your tiles.
Experienced Storm Damage Repair Team
If your roof has survived through severe weather without visible damage, that doesn’t mean the damage isn’t there. Hail damage is especially hard to identify.
Our storm damage team will go above and beyond to check your entire roof and gutter system for hailstorm damage so that you don’t have any unforeseen surprises in the future.
Trust the repair and restoration of your roofing system to the professionals at County Line Roofing. We understand that having someone go over the faults of your roof can be stressful, that’s why we are offering a FREE roof inspection for giving us the opportunity to inspect your roofing problems.
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