Hail can damage your vehicles, landscape and, especially, your roof. However, it’s not always easy to spot the effects of hail damage on the roof. This is why it’s important to have it inspected after extreme weather events.
Emergency Roof Repair
A weather event can compromise a roofing system. Winds that are over 50 miles per hour can tear shingles off the roof, exposing the substrate. Strong winds can knock off tree limbs, which can land on the roof and penetrate the structure.
Once these happen, the damaged area must be covered with a tarp until a roof repair is performed or the weather has cleared to prevent water infiltration.
In some cases, lightning strikes directly on the roof, which results in a hole. Rodents, raccoons and squirrels can chew rotted wood, creating huge holes in the roof. Then, there’s also fire, which isn’t forgiving of certain roof materials.
It’s not safe to walk on the roof during an emergency situation due to the dangers of heavy winds, rain and lightning. Stay calm in all situations as the damage has already been done. Immediately call professionals if your roofing system has been compromised. For everyone’s safety, we will wait until the storm passes.
At Roof Masters, we can work with your insurance company by providing necessary inspection reports and documentation to help support your claim.
Our response team will perform measures to minimize further damage to protect your household and furniture. We’ll then schedule an extensive inspection and plan a permanent roof repair or replacement.
Address roof repairs as soon as possible to prevent further damage and costly repairs. For your roof maintenance and repair needs, you can count on Roof Masters. Call us at (888) 889-7551, or complete our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Montgomery County, MD.