Asphalt shingles are the most common roof shingles used in the country. Asphalt shingles are made from asphalt re-enforced with either organic material or fiberglass and they are coated with small metallic surface granules that protect the roof from UV-rays that speeds deterioration. Asphalt shingles come in a wide range of colors, sizes and styles. During severe storms asphalt shingles can be seriously damaged and require repair or replacement.
On an asphalt roof, hail damage looks like a dark spot, or bruise, where the roofing granules have been knocked away. In some cases you may find holes, cracking, or missing shingles on roofs with hail or storm damage. In extreme wind situations, you may notice split seams and torn or missing shingles. This can result in leaking and serious water damage leading to other serious problems as well.
On other types of roofs, including wood shake shingles, metal, tile and slate, damage can include broken or cracked shingles, missing shingles, torn or split seams, and missing sections of the roof. If a tree limb or other debris has fallen onto your roof during the storm, you may have structural damage, and will want to exercise extreme caution.
Common Signs of Roof Damage
When a severe storm hits, the exterior of your home sustains the most damage. Hail, wind, heavy rain and flying debris are common causes of exterior damage. If your home has been hit by hail, you may notice discolored spots, dents, chips or cracks in your paint, siding, gutters, windows and fences. Also hail may damage your gutters and leave dents and dings.
Common signs of exterior damage
Often trees may fall on your home and other buildings on your property. Extreme caution and professional expertise should be employed in removing trees and large tree limbs from your home. We inspect your property, complete a photo documentation and help you initiate an insurance claim if necessary. We also take immediate steps to protect your home from the elements. We work together with our Professional Tree Service sub-contractor to accomplish a safe removal.