After the Storm: Repairing the Damage
Storms in Central Texas can be pretty brutal. They tend to bring with them lots of wind, rain and hail. All of these things can lead to anything from shingles blowing off to leaks underneath your roof. Sometimes you can’t easily assess the damage from the ground, which is why you need an expert on your side. We are A-TEX Roofing & Remodeling and we specialize in storm damage roof repair. Hailstorms in particular are the worst because they can leave dents and cracks in your roofing and siding. As such, you need a licensed roofing contractor to visit your home after a storm because you can’t always see the damage left behind by hail.
The process of detection and evaluation of hail damage is best left to a professional, and we have a set checklist we go through. Damage can involve anything from large dents and rips to small indentations or granule damage. It’s important to note that even the smallest amount of damage can cause roof failure down the line. Hail can damage the granular surfacing in the topcoat of the asphalt, which makes the granules come loose and encourages them to come apart from the roof. In the next rain, they slide off the roof and collect in your gutters. Now, your roof is exposed to UV rays from the sun and will start to deteriorate, causing leaks. This is the worst case, and it often happens.
In the case of really bad hail damage, the fiberglass substrate can break down even more, stripping away the weatherproof protection of the shingles. However, if you can’t see the damage with the naked eye, you may think nothing’s wrong. You don’t want to be caught with damage months later, so get it taken care of now.
Contact A-TEX Roofing & Remodeling for Free Estimate on Repairing Your Storm Damaged Roof
When a storm damages your roof or home, call us first. We can assess if any damage has been done, and make repairs to restore the integrity of your roof and home. A-TEX Roofing & Remodeling can be reached at 210-777-7663, located at 16106 University Oak in San Antonio, TX. We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our licensed roofing contractors will also give you a free, no-obligation estimate on storm damage roof repair today.