Repairing storm damage to your roof.
Following a severe storm, your first roofing concern is whether or not the storm caused any leakage that might damage your home’s interior. Even if your roof does survive a hail storm without leaking, there may still be significant hail damage.
To make matters worse, many insurance companies only provide a short window in which you can make a claim. After that, your insurance carrier may not be obligated to cover your damages.
That’s why it’s important to call in an experienced roofing expert like Olneya Restoration Group to check your roof for hail damage. The inspection is free and you’ll have the peace of mind knowing whether or not damage exists.
We will thoroughly inspect your entire roof and look for any signs of roof hail damage. Our expert roofers have the experience to be able to suggest the appropriate roofing services, whether it’s roof repair or roofing replacement.
If necessary, we’ll help you navigate the complicated insurance claim process and make sure your adjustor is making repairs that meet the latest building codes for the dozens of St. Louis area municipalities. After a storm, call Olneya at 314.432.6100!
Hail Damages Roofing Materials in Different Ways
Imagine Tiger Woods driving a thousand golf balls at your roof and you’ll have a good idea of how a severe hail storm can harm roof shingles and other roof elements (skylights, gutters, vent hoods, etc.).
We understand that hail damages different roofing materials in different ways. Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
- Roof hail damage on asphalt singles: Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life. This damage usually qualifies the homeowner for an insurance claim.
- Hail damage to wood shingles: Wood shingles can crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain, and can cause parts of shingles to break loose.
- Hail damage to slate roofs: Hail impact can crack slates, although cracks tend to be more random than with wood shingles. Some slates may break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof.
Hail-damaged roof shingles may not cause a problem for months or years, but it’s important to call Olneya as soon as possible for a free inspection to see if the damage merits roof repair or roofing replacement. Because your insurance company may only allow you to make a claim up to one year. Then it may be too late. It doesn’t hurt to find out. Call us at 314.432.6100.
Wind Damage Can Be More Than What’s Visible.
The high winds that often accompany many storms can cause blow-off damage that should be repaired right away. High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck, underlayment or old shingles from a previous roof exposed to the elements. Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain.
We provide free inspections for wind damage repair in St. Louis, St. Charles, Florissant, Ballwin, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, Belleville, St. Peters, Bridgeton, Creve Coeur and surrounding areas throughout Greater Saint Louis. Give us a call at 314.432.6100 today!