You already know how to stay away from storm chasers, and you’re now ready to hire professional roofers you help deal with storm damage. Now, you can focus on the problem at hand: the actual damage to your roof. Knowing about the different types of storm damage makes it easier to understand what types of repair our roofing experts can do to fix your home.
The most common type of roofing problem, water damage occurs when rain finds its way past your roofing system’s shingles and underlayment. If left unchecked, water damage can easily spread to other parts of the home, such as the walls and ceiling. Common repairs done to fix water damage include replacing warped shingles, re-sealing or reinstallation of the flashing and patching up damaged underlayment.
Storm winds can get strong enough that they can rip off parts of a roofing system. This type of damage leaves the rest of your roof (and your home) exposed to moisture damage or cause a severe decline in your home’s energy efficiency. Roofers can work quickly to reconstruct sections heavily damaged by wind damage by installing a fresh layer of shingles, sheathing and underlayment.
Hail damage is mostly a “surface-level” problem since today’s roofing shingles are rated to withstand hailstorms. However, you can still expect some shingles to get damaged by large hailstones. Hail damage usually shows up in the form of dents or cracks on the shingle’s surface. Fortunately, replacing hail-damaged shingles is not much different from routine shingle replacement.
Impact damage is similar to hail damage, but it can potentially be much worse. During a storm, the strong wind can pick up objects and send them flying toward your roof. Strong winds can also cause weak tree branches to break off and fall directly onto your roof. A roof might either be fixed or completely replaced depending on the extent of the damage.
Let us help you deal with the different types of storm damage on your roof. Goodrich Roofing is the leading storm damage repair company in New Mexico. Call us at (505) 219-4450, or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.