Dealing with storm damage

If you own your home long enough, you will have to deal with storm damage, and even filing an insurance claim for those damages. Try to do it all yourself, and you will very likely find yourself in over your head and certainly beyond your expertise. Get a reliable roofing company involved, and they can make the whole process much easier. Repairing or replacing your roof is not a luxury purchase. It is a necessity whenever there is damage. A repaired roof or a new roof protects a home from many other issues that could arise if the roof is not in top condition.

Hail damage and storm damage

If your home has just been through a storm that included either hail or wind and you are not considering inspection and repairs, you may want to think twice. Just because you cannot see any damage does not mean that damage is not there. Your roof is more than just the shingles that you can see. A reliable roofing contractor can assess your roof and give you an expert opinion as to whether or not the roof has been damaged.

After a hailstorm, you may not have shingles missing, and you may feel confident that there are no problems with your roof. It is important to remember that missing shingles are the end result of high winds, not damage from a hail storm. Small hail pellets are often underestimated when it comes to roof damage. Small pellets have a cumulative effect over time. One of the most common problems is the erosion of roofing granules and exposure of the shingle matting. Dings and dents on metal flashing, vent seals, and skylights can lead to major leaking problems.

Involving a trustworthy contractor

Most homeowners are unaware that insurance carriers require a specific number of damaged spots for every 10 foot by 10 foot area of your roof. A reliable roofing company can easily determine if your roof has experienced damage and if your roof has the minimum damage required to qualify as a claim. A knowledgeable roofing contractor will assess your roof and show you photographs of the damage. Delaying roof replacement can:

  • Decrease the lifespan of your roof
  • Turn bruised shingles into holes, which become leaks
  • Void your roofing material warranty
  • Cost you more time and money if you one day choose to sell your home

Roofing Contractors in Greensboro, NC

Triad Installations has been installing and repairing roofs in the Triad area for over twenty years. They are one of the most experienced contractors in the region and offer a quality line of products to give you the best roof for your home. They are proud to be a dependable contractor for the Triad area, including High Point, Winston-Salem, and the surrounding areas. Call Triad Installations for a free estimate if you suspect roof damage.