STORM DAMAGE ASSISTANCE
Storms, hail, wind, and tornadoes are what most people think cause storm damage. However, strong weather, thunderstorms or wind gusts can also cause a significant amount of damage. Often, this damage cannot be seen from the ground.
Roofing Staff will inspect your damage and give your project the immediate attention it demands. We can provide emergency mitigation services liking tarping your roof. Also, we document your damage for the insurance company, and we ensure that all your damage is identified and included in your insurance claim. Then, our professional craftsmen will bring your home back to its original condition, or better.
Learn more about how wind, hail, and tree damage can affect your home and what Roofing Staff can do to help.
Storm damage caused by wind can occur with gusts as little as 15-20 MPH. Once the seal on the tar strip between the shingles is compromised, leaks will occur. The wind will lift the shingles allowing rainwater to back up under the shingles and soak through the decking into your home. This not only causes water damage inside your home, but it will also rot the decking on your roof and possibly create a mold issue in your home.
Storm damage caused by hail can come from hail stones as small as 1″. Initially you will see granules on the ground around your home or in your gutters. When hail stones strike your roof, it bruises the shingle and causes the granules to break loose. Over the next 1-2 years, hail hits will loosen all granules, heat up in the sun, melt the tar away, and leave exposed laminate to become brittle and crack. This is where interior leaks can occur.
Tree damage to roofs generally occur in one of two ways:
1. Branches or Trees Falling on the Roof
The most common cause of tree damage to a roof is because of wind or a storm breaking branches that hang above or near the roof line. This type of damage occurs quickly and depending on the size of the branch, can cause huge problems for the homeowner.
2. Untrimmed Tree Grows into The Roof Over Time
If left untrimmed and unchecked, trees growing near your home can become a problem over time. Tree limbs or tree trunks can slowly grow into or even through your roof, causing damage slowly over several years.
Tree damage is a costly disaster. According to the Washington Post, just removing a tree from a roof could cost up to $10,000. When you are dealing with expensive repairs like that, you need to spend your money where it counts. Count on Roofing Staff to get your roof repaired for good.
How Roofing Staff Can Help?
Roofing Staff has seen it all. From small damage to complete roof replacement, our roofing technicians are armed to the teeth with the knowledge, the experience, and the tools needed to take care of your storm damage related problems. Since our business was first founded in 2004, we have strived to make each job more precise and complete than the last one. We settle for nothing less than the best.
Your insurance company will pay for your new roof from wind damage, but you only have 365 days from the date of the storm to file the claim, replace the roof, and return the invoice. Most homeowners will try to repair the shingles that are blown off the home but miss the cracked and broken shingles that lay back down in place on the roof. This is problematic for water leaks and damage over time.
The good news is that the Roofing Staff & Remodeling team will perform a free, no obligation inspection every time you call us. What do you have to lose? NOTHING! But you have everything to gain. We will guide you through the entire process. Our team specializes in insurance claims.