Wind Damage To Your Roof

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wind roof damageWind damage to your roof can be caused by strong ‘straight-line winds’ associated with thunderstorms – even if no hail or rain accompanies it.  Our aggressive storms here in Dallas can weaken and compromise your roof over time, creating stress points that make it vulnerable to strong winds and other bad weather conditions.

“Damage from severe thunderstorm winds account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states and is more common than damage from tornadoes.” – National Severe Storms Laboratory

Dallas is fairly often hit by severe thunderstorms (and sometimes even hurricane-related winds) that can undoubtedly weaken the strongest of roofs. Even if your roof resists the high winds, objects and debris carried by aggressive winds can nonetheless damage your roof shingles, tiles or underlayment. It is important to repair roof damage quickly in order to prevent rain and subsequent water damage, as well damage to any insulation.

How does wind damage my roof?

The corners and the perimeter of your roof are often vulnerable to higher wind pressures, while the center may be more resilient and see less wind pressure. The majority of  damage starts at the edges of your roof, according to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Pockets of wind can come beneath any loose roofing slates or shingles, causing them to lift up and produce a “domino effect” as previously-strong slates and shingles now break loose in sequence. This can inevitably cause damage to your roof at an exponential rate.

If roof damage caused by wind extends to your insulation, you may also experience rain and water damage. Make sure that the edges and corners of your roof are strong and well-maintained in order to withstand this devastating damage.

Tree and Debris Damage

As mentioned earlier, airborne debris caused by strong winds can also cause unprecedented damage to your roof. Tree branches, broken glass, and other debris can often cause more damage than the gusts themselves. After a powerful storm, it is advisable to check your downspouts and gutters, as debris can clog them and create additional problems for you. Any tree branches touching (or close to) your roof are likely to scratch and scrape your roof in high winds. Branches falling from overhanging trees can also cause considerable damage. It is recommended that you keep any trees well-trimmed and away from your roof if possible.

How do I check for wind damage on my roof?

A simple outdoor inspection: search for damaged or missing shingles by looking at your roof – use binoculars if you have them. Also, check around the perimeter of your property for any fallen shingles.

Roof repairs are often able to address this damage if it is relatively confined to a certain section of your roof. However, a full roof replacement may be necessary in the case of extensive wind damage. Your chimney, flashing, ventilation pipes, fencing, and gutters can also sustain damage as well as your roof, so be sure to inspect them too.

Think your roof may be damaged? Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
Wooden shingles/shakes: Splitting, curling, mold, or overall decay
Composition shingles: a loss of granulation and curling, as well as broken, damaged, or missing shingles
Flat roofs: Any cracks or tears, as well as blisters and/or wrinkles. It’s also worth checking out patched areas from inside your attic
Roofing cement: Crumbling, or any obvious cement debris
Flashing: Any buckling or tears around roof penetrations
Soffit and ridge vents: Damaged/ clogged vents and flashing. Nearby shingles may also be curling or missing entirely
Soffits and fascia: Any stains or decay
Chimneys: Loose, misshapen, or missing flashing, as well as damaged bricks, cap or cracked joints
Gutters: Rust or decay, leaky seams, bending or sagging, any apparent structural weakness, and suspicious amounts of debris
2.    Carry out an Indoor Inspection:

Here are some telltale signs to watch out for inside your house:

·      Brown, yellow, or grey stains on walls or ceilings

·      Moisture marks

·      Peeling paint on walls

·      Peeling paint on ceilings

·      Damp rafters in your attic

·      Leaks in your attic

·      Sudden, unexplained spikes in your home’s energy consumption

These all suggest a damaged, leaking roof, as well possible damage to your insulation. If you suspect roof damage, call in a professional Roofing company to get a safe and reliable inspection. Trained Roofers have the experience and equipment necessary to determine your roof’s condition.

It is not advised that you get on your roof yourself, due to the risk of injury and further roof damage.

What do I do if my roof is damaged?
Wind damage to roofs can worsen in the long-term; without treatment, the problem will often multiply due to your roof’s newfound vulnerability. Therefore, the sooner you get your roof repaired, the less it is likely to cost you.

Get in touch with your insurance providers to assess whether you should file a claim. Many insurance policies will cover any necessary expenses during roof repair. Therefore, be sure to document any damage and retain all the receipts for any work (even if you do it yourself). This will greatly assist with your reimbursement, should you file a claim.

Which Roofing contractor should I choose?
After a severe storm, you may encounter many opportunistic and scheming offers from unreliable businesses that are traveling through affected areas. You should always review these offers with extreme caution, as many times these contractors are in it for a “quick buck” and will produce sloppy work that doesn’t become noticeable until the checks have been signed and cashed!

If these businesses approach you, ask for thorough evidence of their business licenses, certifications, proof of insurance, permanent business address and their Better Business Bureau rating.

LOCAL Roofers Are Likely to Be Better
You should aim to go with a reliable and reputable roofing company that is permanently based in one location nearby.

A good local roofing contractor should be able to assess what your insurance does and does not cover, allowing you to save money wherever possible. The roofing contractor you select should also make sure that all damage listed on your insurance claim is specifically and clearly identified as legitimate damage resulting from a storm. This protects you against being accused of insurance fraud, which needless to say is a serious and costly accusation.

Are you a Dallas resident looking for a reliable and affordable Roofing Repair service after a storm? Call Dane Roofing Company (972) 913-4411 today!

Roof Repair Needed Before I Sell My Home?

It may be worth taking some time to consider roof repair if you plan to sell your home in the near future.

It’s advisable to have your home’s roof inspected by a professionally qualified roofer before you list your home or have it appraised. You surely want your roof to be in tip-top condition before trying to sell your home!

An unsightly roof or one that has hail damage will (unsurprisingly) diminish the selling price of your property. You should really look into having your roof cleaned, repaired or replaced entirely before you try to interest any potential buyers. A questionable-looking roof is not going to keep buyers interested unless you’re selling your home for very little, and we hope that isn’t the case!

Will my roof’s condition really affect my property’s value?

A weak or unsightly roof is undoubtedly going to put off any long-term buyers of your property. For most people, a property is a long-term investment; they want to be able to live in it for years to come!

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Hail Damaged Peak Needs Roof Repair

If your home is compared to a similarly-priced home with a structurally-sound roof, which house do you think they will lean towards? The one that will (literally) put a roof over their heads!

If people want to buy your house despite a faulty roof, they are likely to make you offers that are significantly lower, as they are taking this impending roof maintenance into account for their budget. It is therefore of the utmost importance that you have your roof repaired, maintained and cleaned before listing and valuing your property.

You’ll then be able to use this recent repair as an advantageous selling point. Think about it: “recently renovated roof” gives potential buyers peace-of-mind that the house’s structural integrity is not compromised, and they are therefore much more likely to make you an offer. You may even end up with a bidding war on your hands!

Roof repair or replacement is essentially an investment that is likely to boost your property’s market price, along with any other renovations you may undertake.

Your new roof may even pay for itself!

Statistics continually show that you will receive plenty of your roof investment money back when you come to sell your home.

According to Remodeling Magazine, the addition of a newly-installed roof boosts a typical property’s resale value by around $12,000.

Considering that the average price for a complete roof replacement hovers at around $10,000, that could leave you around $2,000 better off in the end!

Figures demonstrate that homeowners in North Texas who install a new roof will recover around 69% of the installation costs from the subsequent rise in their home’s value. According to these facts, replacing your home’s roof adds more property value than a backup generator or an additional bathroom. Not bad, eh?

Roofs as a Visual Selling Point

When it comes to real estate, the power of your home’s aesthetic is undeniable. Do you want your potential buyers to turn up to your property and be immediately put off by an unsightly or outdated roof? A clean, stylish, and well-maintained roof only adds to your home’s immediate visual selling power.

energy star rated roofsIf you’re looking for attractive and long-lasting roof repair solutions, it may be worth considering premium grade asphalt shingles. These shingles efficiently reflect the sun’s rays and can significantly lower A/C costs. Some types of roofing technology even possess the coveted ENERGY STAR rating, inevitably adding value to your home.

Impress the building inspectors with your pristine roof!

Professional building appraisers and inspectors scrutinize every house on the real estate market. Their in-depth analysis will put you in their good books when they discover your shipshape roof, boosting your home’s market value!

Interested in having your roof repaired, cleaned or re-roofed before listing your property on the real estate market? Get in touch with Dane Roofing Company for a quote.

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Hail Damage Roof Repair

Hail damage to roofs in Dallas is a very real hardship that many residents have to endure. Though many may underestimate the power of a hailstorm, its resulting damage can be devastating. Here at Dane Roofing Company, we understand the experience you’re going through, which is why we offer hail damage roof repair for very reasonable rates in and around the Dallas area.

hail damage roof repair clay tile roofMany homeowners simply do not realize the underlying damage that a severe hailstorm can create. Many peoples’ roofs will undergo structural damage as well as cosmetic. This structural damage is tricky because it is not obviously visible. This is why our dedicated team here at Dane Roofing Company is here to help. As well as hail damage roof repair, we offer Dallas residents peace of mind with our thorough and in-depth inspections for hail damage on roofs.

What kinds of damage can hail cause?

Unsurprisingly, hail damage can affect roofs in a number of different ways depending on its speed, strength, and wind direction. The materials your roof is made from (and how old they are) can also be significant factors that hail damage roof repair specialists must take into account. Here are a few of the main things that may affect the hail damage sustained by your roof.

-Asphalt shingles damage:  These shingles’ granules protect them from UV radiation and harsh weather conditions. Extensive damage to their granules can subsequently decrease their lifespan and render them useless.

-Slate roof hail damage: The impact of hail can easily crack or displace slate roofs. The damage sustained by a slate roof in the face of hail damage is often scattered and random, with many slates often falling off the roof entirely.

-Wood shingles damage: Hail impact can crack wood shingles along the grain, and this can cause parts of shingles to break loose and fall off.

Here at the Dane Roofing Company, we provide hail damage roof repair and peace-of-mind free roof inspections that rival all our competitors in the Dallas area. We also act as advisers to adjusters for insurance companies if your roof has sustained hail damage. It is of the utmost importance that you hire a reliable and trustworthy roofing company to consult with insurance adjusters on the true extent of hail damage to your roof.

Dane Roofing Company provides hail damage roof repair, free damage inspections, and many more services to residents in the Dallas area who have been unfortunate enough to experience this terrible phenomenon. Allow us to help you through it with our professionalism and affordable prices.

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