STORM DAMAGE REPAIR
At VCG Roofing we are experts when it comes to the storm damage repair process, including the filing of insurance claims to get the compensation you need to repair any damage. We will identify the damage, assist with filing the claim, and meet with your insurance adjuster to ensure all damage is documented.
Common Types of Storm Damage
Thunderstorms contain strong updrafts which carry water droplets well above the freezing level. This freezing process forms a hailstone, which slowly grows as additional water freezes onto it. Once the hailstone becomes too heavy for the updrafts to support it, it falls to the ground.
Hail can be as small in size as a pea or as large as a softball. Because hailstones fall from thousands of feet in the air, they can easily smash through roofs and siding. This is why it is important to get a professional inspection following a storm event, even if it doesn’t look like there is damage. Hail damage can be difficult to spot from the ground.
Residential asphalt shingles are designed to self-seal by way of a tar strip applied in the middle of each shingle. Upon installation, the strip requires direct sun and heat to fully seal the shingle. If hit by heavy wind, this tar strip can unseal and the shingle can lift. If wind-blown debris enters the shingle layer during the storm and prevents the shingle from re-sealing, then the shingle is damaged beyond repair. A roof inspection is required to identify potential wind damage.
This is usually a tree branch or another object which falls, impacts the structure and causes damage.