When Nature strikes, she strikes hard, and the results can be devastating. Damage from hail, high winds, and heavy rain can be challenging to detect, so it’s essential to have your roof assessed by a professional. When the worst occurs, the experienced team at Iron Sharp Precision Contracting is ready to provide repair services to ensure storm damage doesn’t spread to other areas of your home.
Types Of Storm Damage
Hail: Hail is one of the costliest types of adverse weather, and unfortunately, many homeowners are not fully aware of its damage potential. If your home has been in the path of a hail storm, your exterior should be inspected by a professional as soon as possible. If left untreated, roof damage from hail could end up costing you down the road if the damage spreads to other parts of the building. Our team is specifically trained to spot the early signs of roof damage caused by hail, such as broken or missing shingles, damaged flashing, and the like, and then provide you with the best options for repair or replacement of your roof.
Wind: High winds from a storm can cause serious damage to your roof. Strong winds can create stress points on a roof that, over time, can weaken and compromise the structure. While roofs are designed to resist typical wind loads, they can be incrementally damaged over the years by high winds and debris carried by the wind. Worst of all, after the wind dies down, your shingles may lay back in place and appear to be perfectly fine while leaving the roof compromised.
Rain: Heavy rain can wear down shingles and other elements of a roof. The damage left in a storm’s wake can involve lost shingles and moisture penetration in the underlayment. This water damage can penetrate the roof deck and eventually compromise the structural integrity of the home. Excessive moisture may also lead to rot and mold inside your home, which spells trouble both structurally and for your family’s health.
Lightning: While a bolt of lightning can do tremendous damage if it hits your roof, the likelihood of a direct strike is relatively rare. Far more likely is the damage caused by lightning hitting a nearby tree and causing it to fall on your roof.
Debris: Debris refers to any foreign objects that can be carried by high winds and impact your roof, causing damage, such as branches, unsecured objects in the yard, even small stones. The most serious cases involve trees being uprooted and falling onto your roof. A professional roofer should investigate any contact between the roof and debris pieces to ensure no damage could worsen over time.
Storm Damage Services
Storm Damage Repair: We offer top-quality storm damage roofing repairs that ensure any problems are addressed quickly and effectively. Undiagnosed damage can spread to other areas of your home, creating issues with your home’s structure as well as safety hazards for you and your family. Whether you have severe damage from debris or minor hail damage, we can work with you to find an affordable and practical solution for your roofing damage.
Roof Storm Damage Restoration: Sometimes a simple repair is not sufficient to address storm damage. That when you should call on our team at Iron Sharp Precision Contracting to do a full roof restoration and upgrade your roof’s capabilities. Call us today about roof restorations!
Storm Damage Insurance Claims: If your house has incurred roof damage from a storm, it’s important that you contact your insurance company right away. Most insurance providers treat claims for roof damage as being caused by a “natural disaster.” This means that your premium or insurance rates won’t rise if you have a roof repair claim.
When you make a roof damage insurance claim, the Iron Sharp Precision Contracting team can help guide you through the process. This process should look something like this:
Once your insurance adjuster has made a report, we’ll review it carefully to ensure that the damage done to your roof has been properly noted. From there, we create a contract that matches the amount your insurance company will cover. We may also recommend additional services such as repairs as necessary. When you’re happy with the contract, it will be sent to your insurance company for approval.
Deductibles: By law, you must pay the deductible from your insurance company if you claim roof damage.
Depreciation: It’s possible that your insurance company may decide not to release funds to ensure that repairs are done on time. If so, they may require you to pay your deductible in full first. This is a common practice, and the payout will normally happen once the final costs of the repair are determined and the work is done.
If you suspect your roof has suffered storm damage, don’t leave things to chance! Let our experts help you determine exactly what issues exist in your roof. From there, we can help guide you through the insurance process and help you get back to living in your home without worries.
Contact Iron Sharp Precision Contracting today!