It’s almost inevitable, so you might want to include it with the other sure things in life: death and taxes. Roof repairs can be really obvious, like a tree on your roof, or they can be subtle, such as an untrimmed branch constantly rubbing on your shingles. Both of these, and many other events, can cause your roof to need some repairs, and living where we have temperature extremes doesn’t help. But how do you know if it’s just a small repair or something larger? What about the substructure underneath the shingles, has that been damaged as well? The experts at Countryside Roofing can provide an evaluation of your roof and give you an idea of the extent of the roof repairs that may be needed.
Storm Damage To Your Roof Requiring Roof Repair
The most common forms of storm damage are hail, wind and lightning strikes. The obvious damage is easily identifiable, but the smaller less visible damage can often times cause the most damage in the long term and requires a trained eye to identify. We assist homeowners by meeting with the adjusters during the inspection, auditing the insurance company estimates for covered items, quantities, pricing, and local Building Code upgrade requirements.
Insurance companies cover all of the types of storm damage. Dealing with insurance adjusters and managing construction projects thoroughly is a unique combination of skill sets. Understanding how insurance companies evaluate homeowner claims for hail, wind and lightning damage is the key to ensuring that you are being fairly compensated in the process.
Protecting Yourself and Your Home
After a substantial storm hits, storm chasing contractors and installers come from all over to capitalize on the insurance-related work. Out of town sales representatives flood the market place. These companies are profit-driven and not quality driven. They look for the cheapest way to install jobs. They have mastered cutting corners on material quality as well as shortcutting all quality installation techniques. The phones start ringing with complaints and fraud issues after they leave town.
There are a number of tell-tale signs that you may need to have your roof repaired. One of the easiest signs is missing shingles. Often in high winds, it is possible to lose a shingle from your roof. When this happens, you start to lose the protective integrity that shingles are designed to provide. Another sign is the excessive loss of granules from your shingles. This is a protective layer to keep the UV rays from prematurely breaking down the shingles, so if you see a lot of granules in your downspouts, you may need to have some roof repairs done.