Hail Storm & Wind Damage – Repairing Your Home or Business Roof

Hail Storm & Wind Damage – Repairing Your Home or Business Roof

As property owners we all desire to keep a reliable roof over our heads for as long as we live in our homes. We depend on our roofs to keep the elements off of us and our walls to keep them out.

Depending on the geographical region we live in, we can be subject to a large variety of storms. In the Midwest we have a severe winter season and are pounded by strong spring winds, twisters and hailstorms. What kind of damage can we expect when Mother Nature comes calling?

For hail storm damage repair, contact Double A Roofing, Inc. immediately by calling (815) 519-3282.

Storms can wreak outright havoc on a roof. Strong winds, hail and even heavy rains can adversely affect a roof when it is not appropriately maintained. Slate and tile are exceptionally hard products and really durable. Hail can damage these surface areas in a number of ways. When the hail is big, when the slate has weakened or has actually become thin and soft due to improper installation, the roofing can become susceptible to hail damage. It does not take a great deal of expertise to find hail damage on any roofing system surface, it is rather obvious, usually it looks just like a hole in the slate itself.

Hail can either break or puncture the slate and can damage metal flashings. Where precision comes into play is in the repair of it. Hail can damage a slate roofing however in the majority of cases it can be repaired. Repair work in this manner replaces the damaged slates with matching slates. You have to match the slates as near the original as possible. This is to maintain the visual aspect of the roofing. Newer slates do not age the exact same as the older original slates and this can clearly be seen.

In fixing slates from hail damage the adjacent flashings have to actually be replaced. Dented flashings can be an unseen source of leaks that can trigger interior damage.

For the most part slate is wind resistant. Because of the angles of a slate roofing system it is really challenging for high winds to get beneath it and lift it loose, the slate itself is too heavy. When it does, the damages from heavy winds can result in the slate tiles actually being blown off your home. This can take place when the slate is not set up correctly, or the wrong sized nails are used. Most wind damage on a slate roof is repairable. Very rarely does an entire slate roofing system need to be replaced. Replacement happens more commonly with asphalt shingle roofing systems.

Some Illinois & Wisconsin roofing contractors and insurance companies tend to replace a whole slate roofing system when it has been damaged. This is usually not needed. A knowledgeable roofing professional can easily match and change the busted or damaged slate tiles and recover your roof to its initial integrity. They can deal with the insurance provider to repair only what is needed.

Just work with skilled and professional roofing contractors on your roofing project, specifically slate or tile roofs. A roofing contractor needs unique training and skills to understand exactly what they are doing to fix slate and tile. Repairing slate and tile roofs is an art that requires special ability and craftsmanship. Choosing the right roofing expert is of the utmost value when recovering, fixing or preserving your slate or tile roofing.

Contact Double A Roofing at (815) 519-3282 for an estimate on your home or business, after a severe hail or wind storm.

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