There is an array of weather-related events that can cause the need for storm damage roof repair including hailstorms, tornadoes, and wind driven rain. While roof leaks may not be immediate, failure to have a roof repair or replacement completed can have dire consequences for both the interior and exterior of your home. Here’s what you need to know!
How Can Roof Storm Damage Occur?
After a sizable hailstorm occurs, homeowners are often left needing to file roofing insurance claims for storm damage. There are a few ways that a storm damage restoration company is able to identify hail damage. This can include bruised shingles which will eventually lead to holes forming on shingles, which makes them unable to protect a home from interior damage. Hail can also cause the granules to separate from the shingles. With enough velocity, roof vents can become dented, and shingles can become cracked.
Heavy winds can pull shingles off the roof or cause tears in those that remain. In some instances, wind damage can cause a roof’s shingles to curl. Curled shingles that do not correct themselves over time are cause for alarm because it is likely that will suffer further damage over time.
A home that is impacted by a tornado is likely to need a roof replacement. That is because tornadoes can rip shingles off the roof. In addition, tornadoes often cause tree branches to fall on roofs, causing significant structural damage.
How Can Homeowners Make It Less Likely That They Will Need Storm Damage Roof Repair?
Impact-Resistant Roof Replacement
When getting roof replacement estimates, it is important to understand that shingles are offered in a variety of impact-resistance classes. Homeowners opting for a Class 4-impact resistant roof are investing in the shingles that have been certified by Underwriters Laboratory to have the lowest probability of needing new roof installation due to hail. Examples of Class 4 impact-resistant roofs are GAF Glenwood® and Timberline® AS II Shingles.
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Wind Resistant Roof Installation
The average shingle that most roofing services offer is not meant to withstand the impact of high winds. However, homeowners living in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin should seek out wind resistant shingles in order for their roof to reach the maximum possible lifespan. One such example is Timberline® HDZ™ shingles by GAF. The shingles are manufactured with a larger nailing area than ordinary shingles. This added step makes them much less likely to pull up in periods of heavy wind. For this reason, GAF is able to offer the industry’s first roofing shingle with no maximum wind speed limitation.
Trusted For Roofing Services
Since 1979, Lindus Construction has served over 100,000 happy customers in Western Wisconsin in the Twin Cities with home improvements, including roof replacement.
As the most trusted roofing company in the area, you can depend on our craftsmen to install GAF asphalt roofs that are accompanied with a 50-year non-prorated warranty on labor and materials. Contact us for a complimentary estimate.