Storm Response in the Greater Memphis & Surrounding Areas
Know What to Look For When Inspecting Your Roof for Damage
Seasonal storms often bring with them heavy rain, hail, and high winds. If your roof is properly installed, most of the time it will protect your home from damage. There are times, however, when these storms can cause significant damage to your roof but may not be immediately noticeable. No Limit Roofing is a reliable roofing contractor that can help you assess the damage properly and work with your insurance company to make sure your home is properly and adequately covered by the insurance company.
Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain.
It is very important to take care of any damage to your roof caused by falling trees, branches, or debris. Roof replacement or roof repair will cost you much less right away rather than waiting until the compromised surface allows moisture into the home and causes even more damage. Be sure to examine and document the damage thoroughly before doing any work on the roof yourself.
High Wind Damage
High winds can also be a huge culprit to any roofing system. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), most wind damage on roofs starts on the edge of the roof. Over time, strong winds will cause any loose material around the perimeter of the roof to be lifted. This causes a chain peeling effect that will cause the shingles to blow away. The edges are also more susceptible to damage caused by flying debris. Over time, as the wind lifts the materials and the insulation factor is gone, water can very easily travel below the roof surface and into your home causing damage to the interior of your home. One obvious sign of wind damage is curled, torn, and missing shingles. These can be spotted by examining the roof without having to climb it. You should also be aware of the other roofing components including ventilation pipes, the chimney flashing, gutters as well as flashing in general. While you are checking your roof, it is also a good idea to check your windows for any cracks, torn screens, or loose weatherstripping. Any of the components, when damaged, can allow water to penetrate the surface of the roof and cause leaks.
Hail storms can cause significant damage to your roofing shingles including fractures, punctures, and tears that will shorten the lifespan of the shingles. It is important to carefully inspect the roof of your home after hail to ensure that your roofing system has not been compromised. If you are not able to get on your roof safely, there are other signs around your home that will tell you if the hail caused damage to the roof. Inspect metal areas such as your vehicle, your mailbox, and other items such as furniture and landscaping to see if they have been dented/damaged by the hail. Once you have identified the damage, it is time to call a reputable roofing contractor in your area. No Limit Roofing is a local roofing contractor in the Memphis, TN area that has proven experience in dealing with insurance claims on your behalf to ensure that your roof is covered with the proper roofing system. We make sure your experience is hassle-free and your new roofing system is installed to last!
Your Storm Damage Checklist
So you think you need a new roof. Don’t worry. This helpful guide will walk you through everything you need to know — and everything you need to do — to make your roof replacement go smoothly.
Walk around the perimeter of your home and photograph or take note of any damage. Obvious signs of damage may include dented, torn, curled, or missing shingles.
Though your shingles may appear undamaged, dents in gutters and roof vents may point to hidden roof damage. Also be sure to inspect windows for cracks, loose weatherstripping, and torn screens.
Check for fallen tree limbs, broken fences and damage to lawn furniture and exterior decorations. Look closely at flat surfaces such as patios and decks for signs of hail damage.
Look for leaks and water spots in your attic and ceilings. Even though your roof may appear undamaged from the outside, wind and hail may have caused leaks that can lead to problems later. Check ceilings and light fixtures for signs of water and inspect your attic closely with a flashlight.
There may be a lot of contractors competing for your attention. Make sure you choose a contractor you can trust to assess your damage, provide an estimate and replace your roof using proven products.
Refer to your notes, report a claim with your insurance company, and arrange for an inspection.
NOTE: We recommend that you do not attempt to climb up on your roof. Especially after a storm, the roof structure may be weakened and shingles may be slippery. If you suspect roof damage, call a professional contractor you can trust to assist you with your assessment.
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