Storms damage roofs! It is important that a roof inspection takes place after any type of storm occurs in your area. Even thunderstorms can damage the roof while more major storms may cause serious damage. We’ll Go over some of the ways that a storm can damage the home so you aren’t scrounging to find a roofing company at the worst possible time.
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Did you know that more hailstorms occur in the state of Colorado than in any other U.S. state? While storms are more common in this state, they can and will occur anywhere, at any time. Hail storms damage any object that is in its way, including your home’s roof. The gutters also face damage in the wake of a hail storm. Inspect the gutters for cracks or broken pieces after a hail storm. If you notice damaged gutters, the roof likely has sustained damage as well. Look for missing granules on the roof, loose shingles, and holes after a hailstorm.
Wind is another cause of roof damage that many people do not consider. Asphalt shingles roofing is wind resistant up to 120 MPH and other materials also offer wind resistance. Winds above this speed can cause extensive damage to the roof. Strong winds can blow off singles, blow objects onto the roof that causes damage, and poke holes in a roof. Check for debris and/or foreign objects the wind may blow inside the gutters during the inspection!
Snow is a serious problem during the winter. Snow can compound on top of the roof, weighing it down which can result in a collapse or other types of damage that require a roof repair. Snow can even be a problem when it starts to melt since it can cause dams that compromise caulking and shingles on the roof. Snow damages the gutters as it melts as well. It is ideal to hire a snow removal specialist to remove the snow that has accumulated on the roof to prevent concerns altogether.
Any flying object can cause holes or other damage to the roof. Flying objects can break up seals on the roof. Small objects, branches, balls, and other items can damage the roof. If you do not inspect the roof after a storm, such damage may go unnoticed for weeks, months or years, which may lead to leaks or worsened damage.
This is not a complete list of types of weather damage that may spell disaster for your roof, however, it is a look at the most common types of problems. After strong winds or storms, it is in your best interest to inspect the roof and gutters on your home. If you notice damage, call roofers in the area at once. The sooner you respond to the damage, the less trouble you’ll endure -and less expensive.
How to Choose a Roofing Contractor
Choosing the best roofing company to handle roof repairs and replacements is an essential quality for anyone that wants a long-lasting job done right. Not every contractor goes the extra mile to satisfy their customers. Do not spend your hard-earned money with such a provider when it is easy to find roofers who care about your needs. Look for the following qualities when researching contractors to ensure you find someone that does the job right:
- Experience: The more experience a contractor offers, the better. Never hire a new contractor since he may lack the skills and expertise necessary to efficiently handle your repair needs.
- Costs: Request estimates and compare rates. No two contractors charge the same rates for service. Without comparisons, you may spend far more than you should.
- Reputation: Look for a contractor with a good reputation in the area. You can learn more through online reviews, sources such as the Better Business Bureau, and word-of-mouth.
How Much Does Roof Service Cost?
The amount of money you pay for roof repairs varies from one job to the next. Many factors determine this rate, including the type of repair needed, the extent of the damage, and the roofing contractors hired for service. Spend time researching the options before you choose anyone to come to the home for roof service. A bit of research reveals the best and the worst contractors. It is in your best interest to hire a contractor who offers great prices, warranties and guarantees and who has a good reputation in the community.