Storm Damaged Roof Repair
Has your home or business been damaged by a storm?
While your roof is designed to withstand the elements, some storms are more intense than others. There are signs to look for when you believe there may have been damage to your roof. Please be safe when inspecting your roof—possibly view from a window inside the house or use binoculars from the ground. If in doubt, call a professional roofing contractor.
Storms in Texas can be very violent and destructive. Straight line winds, large hail, strong thunderstorms and even lightning can damage or destroy your roof including gutters, downspouts, roof vents and turbines. If you have experienced a weather-related event, call Texas General Constructors for a free roof inspection. Our experienced roofing inspectors, insurance claim specialists and professional roofing installers will help you through each step of the process to restoring your home and protecting your largest investment.
Common Types of Storm Damage
- Wind damage: Significant wind can cause shingles to blow off the roof deck. Missing shingles can lead to leaks and other interior damage. Other wind damage may not be easy to see, especially if the adhesive seal that provides a water-shedding surface is broken. All manufacturers publish a wind warranty on their shingles; it is important to compare the wind coverage when making your shingle selection on a new roof. If the winds that caused the shingle damage were above the manufacturer’s wind coverage, you’ll need to file an insurance claim.
- Missing shingles: Thin horizontal lines where granules have been worn off about 1-2 inches beneath the shingle above; this could indicate that the shingle seal was broken and the shingle was flapping in the wind rubbing against the shingle above it. To be effective against the elements, shingles must be sealed to each other as one water tight roof deck.
- Hail damage: Usually hail is not something that you can miss—it is typically a widespread weather event in a neighborhood and not isolated to just one house on the block. Hail can bruise a shingle causing an indentation that may be hard to see but that can crack the shingle allowing water to infiltrate over time. You may need the assistance of a professional roofing contractor to determine the scope of the damage. If you have hail damage, you will need to file an insurance claim.
Potential Signs of Roof Damage
- Collateral hail damage around the house; dents on cars or other items on your house or in your yard.
- A distinct pattern of small round-shaped divots on the edges of the shingles
- Thin horizontal lines where granules have been worn off about 1-2 inches beneath the shingle above
- Indentations in the shingle where granules are missing