We get a lot of storms in the summer in North Carolina. High winds and hail can cause damage to roofs that is often covered by homeowner’s insurance. Even though some of the storms that come through are short and fast moving, but even a few minutes of high winds or hail can cause damage to a roof. Especially since we have frequent storms, it’s very possible to have roof damage after one of these quick severe storms. If you’re concerned that you have roof damage, give Harbeck Roofing & Remodeling a call for your free inspection. There are a lot of factors that go into determining if your roof can be repaired or if needs to be replaced and we are here to talk with you about all of your options.
Get Your Roof Inspected
The best way to know if you have damage is to have your roof inspected. Lots of problems are visible from the roof that aren’t visible on the ground and it’s completely free for us to inspect your roof. After the inspection we will show you pictures of your roof and talk with you about any issues we may have found.
Age of the Roof
We get a lot of calls from people who say they have a leak or missing shingles and their roof is 10 or 15 years old and they have a 30 year shingle so they know they don’t need a new roof. Shingle warranties don’t have anything to do with storm damage. Even if your roof is new, storms can still cause damage. We’ve replaced roofs that are less than a year old and inspected roofs that are 20 years old and don’t have any storm damage. It all depends on the weather specifically at your home as well as the quality of your roof. The only way to determine if you have damage that requires your roof to be repaired or replaced is by having a professional inspect your roof.
Quality of the Roof
Certain types of roofing materials hold up storms better than others. Harbeck Roofing & Remodeling is a CertainTeed Shingle Master and chose CertainTeed as our shingle of choice due to their performance. CertainTeed architectural shingles are heavier and thicker than many other shingle brands, so they stand up better to wind and hail. Metal Roofing is also another great option to withstand severe weather over time. You can have the highest quality materials, but if it wasn’t installed correctly, your roof can still have major problems. While we can’t guarantee you won’t have storm damage to your home, we stand behind our work and provide a lifetime workmanship warranty on our roofs.
Signs You May Have Damage
Lifted or Wind Creased Shingles
Leaks or Water Spots on Ceilings/Walls
It is important to get your roof inspected by a local company you trust. After heavy winds or hail, many companies will go door to door offering to file an insurance claim for you. A lot of these companies are not local and they move around the country to areas that have storm damage. If we think that your roof has damage that would qualify for insurance to help pay for the repairs or a new roof, we are happy to help you file your insurance claim and walk you through the process. Give Harbeck Roofing & Remodeling a call to schedule your free roof inspection.