Storm Damage Roof Repair Contractors in the Westerly, RI Area
Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut see their fair share of hailstorms, strong winds, and torrential rainfall. When inclement weather strikes, you probably hunker down at home until the storm passes. But what if the house itself suffers harm?
If you suspect roof damage, call Classey Roofing to check it out. We’ll tell you what we find during a storm damage inspection and recommend the best repair to return your roof to like new condition. Don’t worry; we’ll guide you through the process and even help you file an insurance claim to cover the damages.
How Can Storms Damage Your Roof?
Your roof’s location on top of the house leaves it vulnerable to the elements. Here are a few examples of how everyday storms can damage your roof:
- Excessive wind can lift shingles up or even tear them completely off the roof.
- Pounding rain can damage and weaken the protective mineral coating on asphalt shingles, leaving them vulnerable to damage from other sources.
- Fallen branches can puncture the roof.
- Hail can pit and crack shingles and cause granules to come loose.
- Ice dams can form on the edge of the roof if melting snow doesn’t drain properly due to clogged gutters and downspouts. This allows water to linger on the roof and leak into the attic.
- UV rays can make shingles weak and brittle.
How To Check Your Roof for Damage After a Storm
Storms powerful enough to crack tree branches and knock out the power certainly have enough force to damage your shingles. Before you call a professional or risk climbing on the roof, follow these steps to check for roof damage:
- Look for signs of other property damage, such as dented mailboxes or cars, torn window screens, or broken tree limbs.
- Check for shingles on the ground.
- Inspect the attic for wet insulation, rotten wood, or other signs of roof leaks.
The Storm Damage Roof Repair Process
We understand — life is busy. You can’t put your obligations on hold just because of a little bad weather. However, repairing your roof before the next storm arrives is vital to prevent leaks and other problems from developing. A bit of hail damage is easy to fix, but if storm after storm pounds on your weakened roof, water damage, mold, and wood rot could eventually threaten the structural integrity of your home.
The first step is to contact us for a roof inspection. We’ll provide a transparent, upfront roof repair estimate and contact your insurance company to begin the claims process. Next, we’ll meet with your insurance adjuster to review the scope of the work and help you secure the payment you deserve.
Once your adjuster sends us the settlement paperwork and we verify that it’s enough to cover the damage, we’ll get to work repairing or replacing your roof. Our team will ensure the work is performed to your satisfaction before deeming the job complete.
Choose Classey Roofing for Storm Damage Roof Repair on the Gold Coast
When you choose Classey Roofing to fix your storm-damaged roof, rest assured that we’ll answer your questions and address any concerns you have. When you come to us for a storm damage repair estimate, expect a fast, accurate quote, thanks to our powerful estimating software. We’re always upfront about the required repairs and strive to make the process as stress-free as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What damage can storms cause to my roof?
Storms can damage your roof in any number of ways. Wind can pull shingles loose, heavy branches or hail can fall and deal superficial or substantial damage, and intense rainfall can overwhelm your drainage and lead to water forcing its way into places it shouldn’t be, causing significant water damage.
What are the best roofing materials to withstand storms?
All well-installed and well-maintained roofs should be resilient against storms, but there are a few roofing materials that are generally considered to be good at withstanding storms, including:
- Metal roofing
- Clay or concrete tiles
- Asphalt shingles
Will my home insurance cover storm damage?
Under most circumstances, standard home insurance will be expected to cover damage to your roof or home due to a storm. However, there may be requirements for qualifying weather events — a neglected roof finally failing to mild rainfall might not be covered. It’s best to schedule a roof inspection first to evaluate the damage, and then we can create an estimate for your claim.
Can I still have storm damage if my roof doesn’t look damaged and isn’t leaking?
Yes, some damage to your roof can be difficult to assess and needs a closer look. Damage that compromises your roof may not be leaking today or causing trouble now, but it could lead to catastrophic water or mold damage over time if not addressed.
What should I look for in a roofing contractor?
You want to choose a roofing contractor you can trust to accurately assess your roof and deliver a reliable repair or replacement — which often means understanding how to work within the lines laid out by your insurance for painless, satisfactory results.
When dealing with storm damage, it’s great to work with specialists who know the ins and outs of the damage, repairs, and processes involved instead of a more broadly specialized contractor. Our CertainTeed Preferred Contractors are trained on the latest tools, techniques, and safety precautions and are ready to help you with all of your roofing needs throughout the Gold Coast.
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