Fix Falling Object Damage After a Storm
When a heavy storm rolls through town, all you can do to prevent damage to your home is cross your fingers. You can never predict if your roof will be the next victim of a falling tree, branch, or powerline. If you experience impact damage after a storm, Stone Creek Roofing can bring your roof back to life.
There are plenty of ways for your roof to sustain damage during and after a storm. Heavy rain can pool and clog your gutters and cause water damage. Asphalt shingles often bend, break, and blow off during heavy wind and hail. In the worst-case scenario, a tree can come crashing through your roof and into your home. Regardless of the cause, your building can sustain serious structural damage during a storm.
Impact damage is one of the biggest threats to your roof. You might end up with broken windows, damaged gas lines, cracked drywall, and a gaping hole in your building due to a fallen tree or power line. Even minor impact from hail and debris can knock the asphalt off your shingles and leave your roof vulnerable to leaks.
Trees are more likely to fall during a storm when they’re dead, but even healthy trees can come crashing down during storms. Depending on the extent of tree damage to your home or commercial property, you might end up needing minor repairs for a few missing shingles or a total roof replacement.
You won’t truly know the type of damage sustained until you bring in a roofing company to assess the situation. If the impact resulted in structural damage to your building, you might need to hire a full construction and roofing crew to rebuild the damaged area.
Though hail and debris harm your roof on a smaller scale, they still cause expensive impact damage. As objects fall on your roof, they crack and rip off shingles, leaving the roof deck exposed. Bare spots on your roof are susceptible to water damage and leaks, which can seep into your building’s interior.
Hail that is over an inch in diameter will almost always cause damage to your roof. In some cases, you’ll be able to see indentations on your shingles and roof deck from hail damage. Branches and other debris also weaken your roof’s structure upon impact.
Our inspectors start by climbing up on your roof to assess its overall condition and your specific concerns. From there, we become your roofing consultants and project managers.
During a severe thunderstorm or hail storm, your first instinct is to hunker down and wait out the weather. However, if a tree or power line falls onto your home or building, you might be at risk of injury. Evacuate the building, find a safe place to gather, and call 911 and the local electric company if you notice downed power lines.
Until you can find a removal company to get the tree or power line off of your structure, stay away from the fallen object. In the interim, take pictures of the damage to submit to your insurance company. Once the tree is removed and your building is safe to reenter, you can take some immediate steps to prevent further damage, such as putting tarps over the damaged portion of your roof and placing containers to catch dripping water.
We get it right by prioritizing your needs and questions before we ever climb on the roof. Let’s start with a free inspection and consultation scheduled at your convenience.