Hail and Debris Damage

Severe storms often bring high winds, flying debris, and pounding hail. These destructive forces of nature can severely damage or destroy your roof. During a heavy storm, your roof’s job is to absorb the force of the wind and shield your home from debris. As a result, it can really take a beating year after year as severe weather rolls through your neighborhood. How can you tell if your roof has been damaged after a severe storm?

Common Signs of Hail and Debris Damage After a Storm

After the storm has passed, you should visually inspect your roof as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any water damage inside the home, there can still be substantial damage to the roof due to the storm. You should look for:

  • Visible holes caused by falling limbs or flying debris
  • Dark spots on asphalt shingles, which may indicate damage from hail or missing shingles due to wind
  • Missing shingles
  • Tile, concrete, or slate shingles that appear to be cracked or broken
  • Dents in gutters, flashing, or vents, which may affect your roof’s ability to keep water out
  • Leaks in your roof

Necessary Repairs After Hail and Debris Damage

Depending on the extent of the storm damage, our professionals will make recommendations for repair that may include any of the following:

  • Replacement of missing or damaged shingles
  • Replacement of damaged roof decking
  • Replacement of damaged or missing flashing, valleys, or vents
  • Recaulking or sealing of damaged areas
  • Repair or replacement of damaged soffit, facia, and gutters

How to Handle Roof Damage Caused by Hail and Debris

If you see evidence of damage, contact us right away to report the damage. Time is of the essence as water can cause damage to the interior of your home very quickly. From wood rot to mold, water damage can be extensive, unseen, and expensive to repair. At Clyde Nettles Roofing and Painting, we will work quickly to:

  • Negotiate coverage for repairs with your insurance company
  • Make any necessary material defect claims on your behalf
  • Provide a thorough inspection of your roof and provide a written recommendation of repair or replacement with estimated cost
  • Discuss your options with you, including repair vs. replacement, types of roofing materials and their associated benefits, and a timeline for repairs
  • Work with your insurance company to coordinate payment for storm-related damage
  • Coordinate any additional work with you to ensure you are happy with the completed project
  • Make you aware of the warranties that come with our craftsmanship and materials

In the event of severe storm damage, contact us immediately. Our rapid response team can be on-site quickly to secure your property and prevent further, immediate damage to your home or business.

 

Our new roof is very pretty. We are pleased with the work from start to finish. Thank you to all that were a part of this job.

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