Expert Tips from the Pros: Storm Damage

Storm season brings a number of challenges to Georgia and South Carolina. When storms come through, they can leave your roof in disrepair. Whether it is major damage or you suspect a leak, often customers question whether they should file an insurance claim or not.

Our roofing contractors are licensed professionals and are always willing and able to assist with roof insurance claims every step of the way. We provide roof repair and replacement for hail, storm, and wind damage. Our goal is to get our client’s home or business back into fighting shape before the next storm comes along.

Strong Storm Damage

Strong storms can cause various elements and debris to damage your roof. Whether mild or severe, all storm damage is capable of causing extensive damage to your home. Even small leaks can ruin attic insulation and lead to mold and mildew growth. If you notice a leak or see damage on your roof, take a closer look or call us for a free roof inspection. Remember to wait until the storm has passed, though, and never climb onto your roof when the weather is bad.

If the damage is very extensive, you might be better off with a roof replacement or new roof. We will suggest the best options for your budget and needs to ensure the stability of your roof. If you’re unsure whether the roof sustained damage, you can reach out to Crosby Roofing for a free roofing inspection to help evaluate any roof repair needs you may have.

Hail Damage

When you’re in your house, listening to hail pounding the roof, it’s hard to imagine that your roof will hold together. Fortunately, if your roof is in good shape, it should weather the storm well. Modern shingles and metal roofs are built with durable materials designed to protect your home from the elements. However, poorly maintained or old roofs are more susceptible to hail damage and storm damage. In extreme cases, large hail stones traveling very fast can even punch a hole in your roof!

Once the storm passes and you feel it is safe outside, go take a look at the roof from your yard. If you see damage from the ground, you should definitely call a roofer to inspect for hail damage. However, hail damage can be difficult to spot to the untrained eye. Check other parts of your property for damage, such as siding, gutters, AC units, and carports. If these features are damaged, then chances are high that your roof has as well.

Hail damage may appear differently depending on what kind of roof you have. If you have a shingle roof, look for cracked or missing shingles, dents or holes, shiny/bald spots where the granules have worn off, and asphalt granules in the gutter. Metal roofs are usually strong enough to repel hail, but get dented if it was a particularly strong storm. If you see any of these signs, call a roofer for storm damage roof repair right away.

Need a Roof Inspection Following a Recent Storm?

The teams at Crosby Roofing will be glad to come out and assess your property to see if you have suffered any recent storm or hail damage. Contact us today for a free roof inspection and give yourself peace of mind before the next storm rolls in!