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There are many ways a storm can damage your roof. Because of that, not all roof storm damage looks the same. However, most easily identifiable damage falls into one of three categories; missing shingles, dented shingles and bent shingles. Here’s what to look for on your roof after a storm.

Missing Shingles

You may be surprised that it doesn’t take hurricane force winds to remove shingles. Sometimes a strong sustained wind can remove shingles. However, in the same category of missing shingles are misaligned shingles. If you look at your roof and the shingles no longer appear in a straight line, you need to call your roofer. They can let you know if poor installation, wind or even a manufacturing issue is to blame. If it’s storm damage, they’ll recommend you call your insurance company. If it’s installation or a manufacturing issue, they can help with that as well.

Dented Shingles

One of the most common types of roof storm damage is that of dented shingles due to hail. However, it’s not always easy to see dented shingles, especially on multi-story homes when you’re standing on the ground. Sometimes hail damage can only be seen by a professional roofer from the roof itself. And, it may be surprising to you that even dime size and smaller hail stones can lead to roof damage. If you know that hail struck your home, call your roofing company and have them provide you with an inspection. If they see storm damage, they’ll recommend opening a claim with your insurance company.

Bent Shingles

Wind often lifts shingles. When the wind lifts well-affixed shingles, they bend up. This damages them beyond repair. However, they often lay back down making the damage difficult to see by the untrained eye. When this type of roof storm damage goes unnoticed and unrepaired, water gets up and under the shingles. Eventually that water gets into your home and you end up with water damage.

Insurance Covers Storm Damage Repair

And we accept all insurance claims. If you know you have storm damage, file a claim and call us. If you think you do, you can call us first. If your insurance company doesn’t see what you have as storm damage, but we do, we’ll meet with your adjuster and you to show them what we’re seeing that indicates storm damage. Call us today for your free estimate at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form.

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