Storm Damage Inspection & Repair
Experience in roof inspections following storms has educated roofing contractors and insurance inspectors about how wind and hail damage affects different roofing materials.
Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
Hail damage to asphalt shingles: Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life. This damage usually qualifies the homeowner for an insurance claim.
Hail damage to wood shingles: Wood shingles can crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain and can cause parts of shingles to break loose.
Hail damage to slate roofs: Hail impact can crack slates, although cracks tend to be more random than with wood shingles. Some slates may break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof.
We respond quickly to repair hail and wind damage to prevent roof leaks
The high winds that often accompany storms can cause damage that should be repaired right away. Damaged roof shingles may not cause an immediate problem, but it’s wise to call your insurance agent as soon as possible to see if the damage merits roof repair or roofing replacement.
No matter what Mother Nature throws your way, Gulf Coast Exteriors roofing services can provide peace of mind and help protect your home from the elements. We provide free inspections and estimates for storm damage repair in Fairhope, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Robertsdale, Mobile, and other surrounding areas throughout the Greater Mobile area. Give us a call at 251-279-7985 or get an online quote below!
What We Look For
When we inspect your roof, you can be sure that all the details will be carefully evaluated. Our roof inspections check for all of the following.
Missing, broken, or torn shingles
Worn away shingle granules
Cracked or missing caulk
Rusted or missing flashing
Rotted or torn rubber boots around pipes
Wood rot or sagging areas
Cracks in chimney or missing caps
Gutters that aren’t securely attached
When our inspection is complete, you can be sure that your roof is structurally sound and will keep the house protected.
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AREAS WE SERVICE
- Bay Minette
- Gulf Shores
- Magnolia Springs
- Orange Beach
- Perdido Beach
- Spanish Fort
- Bayou La Batre
- Dauphin Island
- Grand Bay
- Mount Vernon
- Tillmans Corner