Tips to Assess and Repair Roof Storm Damage

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When disaster strikes, it can be an emotional time. Powerful storms can dramatically affect both your yard and your home. Typically, your roof experiences the worst of the damage. Some roof storm damage is obvious, while issues may not be noticeable until it is too late. If you have a wind damaged roof, find out how EJH Construction can help today.

Common Types of Roof Damage

Your home can be exposed to all kinds of roof damage. Here are some of the typical types of storm damage that can harm your roof:

  • Hailstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Thunderstorms
  • Strong wind

You may not immediately realize the damage, but there are major consequences if you don’t have your roof repaired immediately.

Signs of Roof Damage

Some signs are far more obvious than others, so take a look through all the common signs and determine whether you need a wind damage repair service. Wait until the storm has passed before checking outside, and don’t attempt walk on your roof if you believe there’s any damage:

  • Attic: Inspect your attic for any leaks. Water damage in your attic is a sign that your roof is leaking and needs repairs.
  • Yard: Check your yard for any pieces of shingles or metal. Thin metal sheet material could be the flashing from your roof, which prevents water from entering your roof line on the edges and seams.
  • Roof: Once the storm has passed, visually inspect your roof from the ground or a safe ladder. Any loose or missing shingles need to be replaced. Repairing your shingles is a common part of hail damage roof repair, because hail can crack old shingles or strip gravel off the shingles.

Repairing Your Roof After a Storm

There are two basic types of roof repairs. Which one is most effective for you depends on your roofing material, size of roof and the age of your shingles. When in doubt, EJH Construction can help you determine the best way to restore your roof.

A new roof may only need minor repairs. If your shingles are only a few years old, you may not need to replace the entire roof. Professional contractors can patch your shingles to provide a consistent, like-new finish. This is particularly common if you have a, alternative roofing material, like steel sheeting.

Most roof damage, however, requires a complete replacement of your roof. This will ensure that you won’t have leaks. The old, damaged roofing material will have to be removed first before a new layer can be installed. Choose a professional roof restoration company that can clear the debris effectively and install shingles efficiently.

Contacting Your Insurance Company

If your roof was damaged from a storm, your insurance may cover the damage. Every insurance policy and carrier is different, so it’s important to contact your provider if you have experienced hail, rain or wind damage.

Not all construction companies are willing to work with insurance agencies. When you’re receiving an estimate for your roof, don’t forget to mention your insurance provider and ask if they are willing to work with you.

Some providers will cover the entire cost, while many require you to pay a premium. Either way, you could save thousands of dollars by working with your insurance company and choosing a construction team that accepts your insurance.

Restore Your Home Today With EJH Construction

Don’t wait to receive immediate assistance from EJH Construction. Our team of fast and efficient contractors are experienced with all types of storm damage, and we can respond 24/7 to any roofing emergency. Rain or shine, contact us to restore your roof and avoid the disastrous effects of water damage caused by a leaking roof.