Strong winds and violent hailstones can wreak havoc on homes, leading to serious roof damage. Ranging from minor to major, a storm-ravaged roof should never be ignored. Fortunately, there is always something you can do today to make it less vulnerable to damage.
Removing Overhanging Tree Limbs
A tall tree with a limb hanging above your roof may eventually fall, resulting in serious damage, especially if it is as thick as your arm or leg. It is also likely that this may occur in the event of strong winds. Saw off any branches that may pose a threat to your roof’s structural integrity.
Chopping Down Rotting Trees
Wind speeds can be so strong that trees get uprooted from the soil. When they fall, one of them may likely land on your home and damage your roof. As such, you must take extra precautions to make sure no trees become hazards during storms. A roofer would recommend cutting down diseased or dead trees as soon as possible.
Considering High-Quality Roofing Materials
You can consider investing in a new roof, taking advantage of roofing materials that have been rated to be impact-resistant. We recommend choosing Class IV roof shingles with a UL 2218 impact resistance rating. They are capable of withstanding strong winds of up to 110 miles per hour as well as the impact of hailstones falling from the sky.
Inspecting Your Roof
After a storm has passed through your area, it is always a good idea to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. The roofing material may have been damaged as a result of hail or flying debris. Contact your insurance company as soon as you see the damage.
Turn to Tedrick’s Roofing for an immediate roof repair as soon as the storm is done. Apart from conducting inspections and repairs, we also document damage for insurance purposes, including written evaluations, estimates and photographic evidence. We are ready to help you with your storm damage claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Call (206) 824-3440 or (253) 499-9660 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Federal Way, WA.