Have you experienced damage to your home because of severe weather? If so, we can help!
Georgia is no stranger to severe weather. Hail, heavy winds, tornadoes, wind, toppling trees, snow damage from the elements – we experience it all here in Lawrenceville. Even a newly constructed roof can succumb to these harsh elements. This leaves you scrambling to make insurance claims and wondering how you’ll foot the repair bill.
Luckily, if your property is insured, your homeowners’ insurance may cover the cost of new roofing. It is important to properly file insurance claims. We recommend that you allow our roofing experts to provide a free inspection and estimate as soon as possible. Most insurance policies have strict timeframes for submitting claims after a storm.
The roof replacement process should be as simple and easy as possible for you. We can help!
What are the Types of Roof Storm Damage?
Did you know that insurance claims consider different variants of storm damage? Your insurance provider will want to know the details of the storm damage. Roof damage from inclement weather includes:
- Roof damage can occur due to hurricane-force winds, which meteorologists classify as 74 mph or more, and gale-force winds, which are 39-54 mph. High winds can easily remove or tear shingles, exposing the deck, underlayment, or waterproofing material.
- Hailstorms usually last no longer than 15 minutes, but they can leave dents in shingles and loosen shingle granules. This can pose a problem because these granules are important for protecting your roof from the elements. Hail damage can also ruin your roof’s attractive aesthetic appearance.
- Heavy rain storms can quickly cause standing water. Standing water can occur on roofs without proper drainage. Having clogged gutters can also cause rainwater to back up under your shingles, which can allow moisture to penetrate the underlayment or the roof deck.
- Debris can end up on the top of your roof depending on how bad the storm was, from very small branches to much larger tree limbs. It is possible for large objects to dent or impact shingle surfaces, leaving that area damaged. This is especially true when heavy tree limbs or other large items fall on your roof.
What are the Signs of Wind Damage on Your Roof?
It’s easy enough to tell when it’s very windy outside, but how do you know when there is storm damage from high winds?
You’ll typically notice the following:
- Missing shingles
- Shingles that curl or flap in the wind
- Torn or creased shingles
- Granule Loss
What are the Signs of Hail Damage on Your Roof?
Hailstorms can cause a lot of damage in a very short amount of time. These are several signs of hail damage to your roof:
- Shingle edges are dotted with small round divots.
- Indentations in the shingle where granules are missing.
- Granules at the end of your downspout; a small amount is normal, especially on new shingles.
- Damage to other items on your house or in your yard, such as dents on your car, gutters, or mailbox
How Do You Choose a Roofing Contractor to Assess Storm Damage?
Using your best judgment when choosing the right roofing contractor for your needs, consider the following:
- Make sure the roofer is capable of assessing and estimating damages
- Check to see if the roofing contractor you’re considering is licensed, insured, and offers a strong warranty
- See what other people have to say about their service by reading online reviews
Contact us for Insurance Roof Assessment Damage
If you have damage to your roof from severe storms, be sure to contact us to help you assess the damage. You’ll also want to get in touch with your homeowners’ insurance right away as well, as they will have questions that take time to process.