Although Texas is known for hail storms and high winds during storm season, this year may be beyond the norm. With hurricane Harvey and many tropical storms hitting our nation’s shores, roof damage is at its peak this year with more to come according to the National Weather Service who says the storm season has many days until the end.
Spotting damage to asphalt shingles or tiles
Asphalt shingle roofs are the primary residential roofing used throughout the nation, and although this long-lasting roofing is possibly the best available, damage can occur due to hail and the accompanying high winds associated with these storms. Although some hail damage is easy to spot such as the dark indentation that larger hail can cause, there are other signs that hidden damage has occurred. Small unseen problems such as cracks or bent shingles can cause thousands of dollars in interior damage along with the price of a new roof if left too long. Another problem with these small areas of damage is mold and rotting wood from trapped water under your shingles. There are many sometimes hidden signs that you may have hail or wind damage that can be dangerous and expensive:
- Missing shingles
- Bent or broken edges on shingles, tile or slate
- Dark spots or a bruised appearanceLeaks
- Granules in gutters or downspouts
- Dents on roof vents, or gutters
Metal roof damage
Metal roof damage is typically easy to spot on a sloped roof. As is with most metals, indentations will appear similar to hail damage on an automobile. Although dents will not usually cause a leak, it is essential to examine your roof for other problems that may. A dent in a seam or near a protrusion may cause a break in the seal causing water to penetrate creating a multitude of problems. Also, high winds can pull screws loose which may not be visible on the ground. A good roofing contractor will inspect your roof and can usually repair these simple problems.
Finding the best roofing contractor
Like most homeowners, your home is one of your primary assets. This year alone thousands of homeowners have had damage from storms and other natural occurrences that have amounted to thousands of dollars in repairs and replacement. Choosing a reliable fort worth roofing contractor among the many local companies and “storm chasers” is almost impossible without references and research.
When searching for a reliable roofing company, first look at companies within your area. These companies should be willing to provide references that prove their proficiency. These companies should have a good track record with long-term fully trained employees. It is a good course of action to check with your Better Business Bureau for past problems. It is essential during storms to get at least three estimates that can be compared and evaluated for the best price, just be sure that they are covering the same job scope. Choosing the correct company is easy following these guidelines.
Peaked Roofing is ready to answer and assist you with all your roofing questions. Contact our friendly contractors today at 817-231-0809!