Hail and Wind Damage
By delucaroofi16437779, Apr 24 2017 05:12PM
UNDERSTANDING STORM DAMAGE
Hail can leave dents or impact marks in shingles, dislodging the protective granules that protect against rain and sun damage.
High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck, underlayment or old shingles from a previous roof exposed to the elements.
Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain.
YOUR STORM DAMAGE CHECKLIST
-Assess your roof for storm damage. Walk around the perimeter of your home and photograph or take note of any damage. Obvious signs of damage may include dented, torn, curled or missing shingles.
Check gutters, roofing accessories and windows. Though your shingles may appear undamaged, dents in gutters and roof vents may point to hidden roof damage. Also be sure to inspect windows (aluminum window trim) for cracks, dents, loose weatherstripping and torn screens.
-Inspect the area around your home. Check for fallen tree limbs, broken fences and damage to lawn furniture and exterior decorations. Look closely at flat surfaces such as patios and decks for signs of hail damage.
-Look for leaks and water spots in your attic and ceilings. Even though your roof may appear undamaged from the outside, wind and hail may have caused leaks that can lead to problems later. Check ceilings and light fixtures for signs of water and inspect your attic closely with a flashlight.
-Call a contractor you can trust. After a storm, there may be a lot of contractors competing for your attention. Make sure you choose a contractor you can trust to assess your damage, provide an estimate and replace your roof using proven products.
-Call your homeowner's insurance company. Refer to your notes, report a claim with your insurance company and arrange for an inspection.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to climb up on your roof. Especially after a storm, the roof structure may be weakened and shingles may be slippery. If you suspect roof damage, call a professional contractor you can trust to assist you with your assessment.
Contact DeLuca Roofing, LLC for a Free Hail Inspection and Estimate 412-241-1643