Wind and Storm Damage in East Texas
Living in East Texas isn’t easy. Whether it’s storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, hailstorms, or thick blizzards, you never know when your house may be damaged. High winds, torrential rains, and snowball size hailstorms can wreak havoc on any roof. So when your house is the next one to get hit, call the roofing pros at East TX. Inc. We specialize in residential and commercial roof repair for property owners in and across East Texas.
How To Spot Hail Storm Damage
It’s not always to tell if your house has sustained hail damage. This is particularly the case with old roofs where the roofing material is worn. There are some reliable indicators, however, that hail has caused damage to your roof. There are three items to look for:
Damage to the Metal – Inspect the flashing, roof vents, gutters, and other areas where metal is present.
Top of The Roof – If you look along the ridge of the roof you may notice direct hits from hail. From there you’ll inspect the shingles or other roofing material.
Additional Damage – Look for dents, pits, cracking, and bruises over the entire roof. They may or not be the size of the hail, so don’t trust a given diameter. Look for visible signs.
In some ways, wind damage leaves a trace that is far more noticeable than hail storm damage. The extent of wind damage, however, can be long-term as individual components of your roof are weakened, but not necessarily damaged. Immediate damage is easy to spot and is usually widespread. Here are some signs.
- Bruises or dented asphalt shingles
- Cracked or broken tile, slate, or concrete shingles
- Granules collecting in gutters or downspouts
- Leaks in your roof or ceiling
- Dents on vents, gutters or flashing
Keep in mind, wind can cause the same type of damage as hail. The difference is, it doesn’t necessarily leave bruises or clearly defined dents.
Be sure to check out the insurance guide on our website. It’s important to file an insurance claim before officially hiring a roofing contractor. All paperwork and proper procedures have to be completed before construction begins. This is a process that may take a few days. It is strongly recommended, however, that you contact a roofing company to perform an initial inspection of your home. This gives you leverage and credibility when dealing with the insurance adjuster. Make sure the contractor is the first person to see your roof.
Wind and Hail Roof Repair
Once an insurance claim has been processed and your insurance company approves, that’s where we come in. Working closely with both you the property owner and the insurance company, we can repair your roof and get it back in excellent condition. Unless your roof has substantial structural wind damage, most repairs can be performed in a short period without spending a lot of money on roofing materials and labor.
At Gordy Roofing we have decades of experience helping home and business owner restore the roofs and get them to looking great again. Regardless of how much damage you roof has sustained, we can repair it no time at all. Contact us when you need help with your residential or commercial roof repair.
Hail Wind and Storm Damage in East Texas
Hail, Wind, and Storm Damage
Gordy Roofing offers practical solutions for hail and wind damage in East Texas and the surrounding Tyler and Longview area. When roof damage threatens your home, you can count on our contractors for honest roof inspections and comprehensive repair.
What Is Hail Exactly?
Hailstones are ice masses that vary in size, shape, and hardness, and are generated by the violent updrafts of Texas storms. Hailstone marks across the roof surface are usually rounded and look like large dents.
Since the pattern of hail is random, the impact marks on the roof are broadly distributed. Damage can be seen in metal vents, flashings, air valleys, and other exposed surfaces. These are indicators of hailstone size, frequency, and fall direction.
Collateral Damage to Your Roof
Large pits and dents throughout the entire roof area will indicate the amount of the roof sustained during the storm. There are several things you can look for such as the size of the hail and the direction of the impact.
It will also tell you when the storm happened. These are all important factors that should be included when reporting your damage to an insurance agent.
Wind damage typically begins around the areas of the roof with the greatest uplift forces such as ridges, roof corners, eaves, and rakes. Greater wind speeds and major wind-generated forces occur in elevated areas such as the roof.
Shingles can be bent upslope and creased along upslope edges or torn away completely. Stronger winds can remove entire groups of shingles and expose your roof to rain damage.
Get Your Home Professionally Inspected
Once wind or hail has compromised your roof’s structure, it’s hard to know the extent of the damage. This is where a professional roofing contractor can be valuable. Gordy Roofing specialists have extensive experience in hail and wind damage. We offer a complete roofing inspection that will cover all components. We can help restore your roof surface back to excellent condition and replace all damage parts.
If your roof has considerable damage, then you may need to file a claim with your insurance company. Providing the right documentation with a reputable roofing company can make the process go more smoothly. We have a longstanding professional relationship with reputable insurance companies throughout Texas. Working with an insurance agent, we can help you repair your roof in no time at all. We offer hassle-free service that you can rely on.