22 Jun Understanding roof repair basics after a thunderstorm
Murfreesboro roof repair specialists combine knowledge of insurance and roofing
This week tropical storms hit the Gulf Coast with rain that is extending through many states in the Southeast. During the summer months, storms can be intense at times with not only flooding situations but also hail damage that can affect your roof.
With high wind speeds that can vary from straight-line to rotating, many parts of the home such as the roof, gutters or siding can be damaged when the large thunderstorms roll through the summer.
After a storm, a visual check should be the first step. For a metal roof, focus on the roof vents and flashing and also look for dents from the hail. For shingle roof, search for cracking on the shingles and also granules that have been impacted. Like a metal roof, shingles can also have dents as well.
In the same manner, hail damage can affect gutters, downspouts and other outdoor fixtures. Many times, it doesn’t take a large hail stone to cause damage. If the size is one inch or larger then it can damage a roof in most cases. And it can go without saying that golf ball size hail or larger can cause significant damage compared to the marble size hail.
Roof repair and insurance claims
If you believe you may have exterior damage, the first step is to conduct a visual inspection of the roof, gutter and other exterior surfaces such as a deck or siding. From there, the next step is to call a Murfreesboro roofing professional who understands the details a roof repair entails but also has a good grasp of working with insurance companies.
Quality Exteriors is one of the largest insurance restoration contractors in Tennessee. By specializing in wind and hail insurance claims, we work directly with all major insurance companies to expertly assess damage and ensure you receive a fair settlement.