Roof Repair, Roof Installation, and Free Roof Inspection
Do you have a roof damaged by a storm (roof damaged by storm)?
There are 5 Signs of Storm Damage to Roof to look for:
1. Missing/Damaged Shingles
Are your roof shingles curling upwards? Are you missing several shingles? It may be time to replace any damaged or missing shingles to avoid any further damage to your roof. Just one missing shingle can cause surrounding shingles to deteriorate over time when they become exposed to water, wind, and Minnesota's intense winters with the freezing rain and snow.
How Can I Replace My Missing or Damaged Shingles? You can replace shingles yourself, you’ll need a flat bar, asphalt roofing cement, replacement shingles, and roofing nails. Find more information on DIY shingle replacements here. If you aren't confident in what you are doing then please contact a professional roofing company for your damaged shingles Contact TAC Roofing for more information.
2. Visible Granule Loss on Shingles
Your roof’s shingles are made up of granules (graded particles of crushed rock, slate, slag, porcelain, or tile). These materials are used as the surfacing on asphalt roofing/shingles, and they help protect your roof from further damages that result from intense Minnesota weather conditions. When shingles become damaged, though, they lose their ability to protect your roof from developing more serious (and expensive) damages. Look for any “bald” spots or broken seals. Losing granules is a common sign of an aging and/or deteriorating roof, so replacing them as soon as possible is highly recommended. Keep in mind that widespread granule loss on your roof is usually a sign that a full roof replacement is in the near future. We recommend getting in touch with a professional to find out if you need a full roof replacement. Contact TAC Roofing to find out if your roof needs a professional repair, replacement, or a simple repair you can do yourself. We are here to help!
3. Visible Water Leaks
If you’re seeing visible leaks inside your home on your ceilings or inside your attic, it’s possible that the leak is coming from a damaged roof or damaged vents. To find the source of the leak, you’ll want to begin investigating from the inside out. Start by checking the ceilings and/or attic for signs such as black marks, stains, and/or mold. Trace the path of these markings/water spots to the outside source of the leak. Sometimes the source can be hard to detect and water can travel a long way before finding a low spot in your ceiling to settle and show through. Fixing a leaking roof is quite the undertaking if you aren’t an experienced roofing specialist. For a complete step-by-step guide, find directions from Forbes Advisor here. Contact TAC Roofing for more information if you would rather not risk a roof repair on your own.
4. Loose Debris in Your Yard After a Storm
If you recently endured a storm and suspect storm damage has ensued, the first thing you should do is check your surroundings for fallen trees, tree limbs, and any other foreign objects that may have hit your roof during the storm. If you suspect there could be roof damage, it’s critical to take a look and investigate your roof up close to assess what exactly needs fixing. Worried your roof may have incurred damage from one of our Minnesota storms? Contact TAC Roofing for more information.
5. Broken Gutters or Downspouts
Is water spilling over the sides of your gutters? Are your gutters sagging? Is there staining on your home’s siding? Are your gutters suddenly growing greenery? These are all signs of clogged/broken gutters or downspouts. Clogged gutters or downspouts can usually be fixed without calling a professional, but it’s critical that you unclog them quickly to avoid any costly future damages. If you’re dealing with broken gutters or downspouts, we advise involving a professional to prevent your roof from becoming seriously damaged from the excess water sitting atop your roof. Broken gutters can quickly lead to more complicated and costly roofing issues if not resolved quickly.
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What do insurance adjusters look for on roofs?
In a general roof inspection, insurance adjusters may look for the age of the roof, proper installation, missing or broken shingles, areas of wear or sun damage, damages from bordering trees, nail pops, and normal problems that may arise from a roof being exposed to nature over time.
Why should I get a roof inspection?
Getting regular roof inspections is important for your house because it can help detect the problems on time and stop further damage to your house. Roof inspectors will be able to find faults in the roof layout and suggest repairs before it may cause more significant damage to your home.
What happens during a storm damage roof inspection?
Getting an accurate roof inspection when filing a claim is crucial. An accurate roof damage estimate creates a good foundation for the rest of your insurance claim, helping you get the exact amount of money you need from your insurance company to repair your roof to its pre-loss condition. A bad estimate, on the other hand, can jeopardize your claim entirely.
The insurance adjuster made some chalk markings on my roof. What are they?
Some insurance adjusters use markings on a roof when they inspect it. There is no industry standard regarding this but you may see Letters, Circles or a Circle with a slash thru it to indicate area of no damage - particularly from hail. If you see "BS H=0" that typically means Back Slope Zero Hail hits. Many adjusters don't use markings at all. If you have any questions we will help you understand these markings if they occur at all.
We recommend contacting a roofing contractor like TAC Roofing to inspect your roof. If we find damage from a recent storm we will tell you to contact your insurance company. Your insurance company will send an insurance adjuster to your property for a roof inspection. The insurance company’s adjuster will perform the same roof inspection but may come up with very different results for the cause of damages and/or the cost to repair or replace your roof. We will work with your insurance company to ensure that you get the repairs you truly need to have a safe and secure home.
Make sure you are working with established local Roofing Contractors. There are many storm damage roofing companies that will come into a local area right after a big storm. They tend to cut corners and do sub-standard work - that will cost you more money and cause you headaches later.
A local roofing contractor cares about their community and therefore wants you to have a great experience when having roof repair work completed. We want you to be satisfied and happy with the results. We work hard to ensure you know exactly what is going on every step of the way so you are 100% satisfied.
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