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Residential Roof Storm Damage Repair

Storms in Texas can get pretty serious. From missing shingles to entire roofs being ripped off, the spectrum of storm damage to roofs is wide. If your residence has experienced any storm damage and requires roof repair, call New Rüf. Since 2017, we’ve been the trusted roofing and restoration company for those experiencing storm damage and other kinds of roof damage.

If you have experienced storm damage, don’t wait to get it fixed. The longer it goes unrepaired, the more damage it can lead to, which may result in a costlier fix. Call our emergency line if you have serious roof damage that needs repair quickly.

Recognizing Roof Storm Damage

Sometimes, you can’t see roof damage right away; its signs are not always the most obvious. While you should always loop in a professional to be certain what you see is roof damage, here are a few telltale signs that indicate your roof needs repair:

  • Punctures, dents, or holes in your roof. This kind of roof storm damage is usually caused by hail or snow.
  • Water damage. Check to see if there is any discoloration on your ceiling or in your attic. Water damage can look like wet spots, brown rings, yellow patches, or mold growth.
  • Loose or missing shingles. Typically common in windy storms, loose or missing shingles expose your roof, leaving it vulnerable to extended damage.
  • Shingle granules in the gutter. If you notice shingle granules in the gutter, it means your shingles need to be replaced.
  • Algae growth on the roof. Algae growth on your roof can be an indicator of standing water, porous roofing material, or poor roof ventilation—all causes for repair. 

 

If you notice any of these signs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a professional roofing team so you can get the help you need right away.

What To Expect During the Repair Process

At New Rüf, we pride ourselves on being transparent, helpful, and customer-focused. With us, you’ll always be satisfied with the result of repair.

Here is our repair process:

Step 1. We arrive at your house promptly at our scheduled time. 

Step 2. We conduct a detailed inspection of your roof to determine what kind of damage it has received, so we know how to fix it. We’ll check your roof from the interior and exterior of your home or business. 

Step 3. Once our team knows the kind of storm damage your roof has suffered, we’ll talk to you about our findings and suggest the best step moving forward. Sometimes, a full roof replacement is necessary, while other times, we can repair just a section of your roof. 

Step 4. After we’ve consulted you about the possible storm damage solutions, we’ll get to work. We do our best to finish in a timely, efficient manner and prioritize working with your insurance company, too. That way, most, if not all, of the roof repair will be covered. 

Step 5. At the end of our repairs, we will conduct a final inspection to ensure everything has been done to standards and to ensure you are satisfied with the repairs.

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Types of Roof Damage From Storms

Texas is known for its wind and hail storms, but wind and hail aren’t the only things that can cause damage to your property’s roof in a storm. Here are some of the common types of roof damage from storms:

  • Hail damage. Hail damage can cause some serious damage to your roof. That’s because, of all precipitation, hail usually carries the most force and mass. Hail is known for breaking windows, or ripping holes right through roofs. In less serious instances, hail can wear down shingles and leave your roof susceptible to more damage. To check for hail damage, look for holes, punctures, or missing shingle granulation.
  • Rain damage. Rain alone doesn’t typically cause damage. After all, roofs are created to withstand all kinds of precipitation. However, rain can cause damage if your roof has already been compromised, such as by having weak shingles or a previously undetected hole. 
  • Wind damage. Wind damage only happens in cases of strong gales. Some storms can even have winds gusting upwards of 90 mph. These high-speed winds can cause damage to your roof by slipping into the tiny cracks in your roof and lifting shingles or other roof parts. 
  • Snow or sleet damage. Snow and sleet damage can create a sharp decline in the temperature of your roof, potentially causing it to snap under pressure. It can also cause an ice dam, which is detrimental to your roof.

Choosing the Right Contractor for Storm Damage Roof Repair

You shouldn’t entrust just anyone to take care of repairing your roof. A roof is one of the most important parts of your property. It keeps you safe, helps with temperature control, and helps keep precipitation and pests out. Because it is such an integral part of a home or business, you must choose the right contractor for storm damage roof repair. Here are a couple of tips for choosing the right contractor:

Look for experience

Browse the company’s website to check out their recent projects and see if the roofs they help repair or replace are roofs you like.

Check online reviews

A good company should have good reviews. If you see a less-than-positive review sprinkled in there, don’t be immediately put off. See how the company handled the bad review to see if they offered solutions or to make it right—that way you can determine whether the company truly cares about customer satisfaction. If there are a lot of bad reviews, however, you’re better off finding a different contractor.

Request references

Sometimes, the best way to find a reputable contractor is by asking your trusted friends or family if they can recommend anyone.

Read up on regulations

Make sure to read up on state and local building codes so you know what standards need to be met when it comes to repairs and replacements. This can help ensure proper compliance with code requirements while keeping costs low.

If you’re looking for a contractor immediately after a storm, be wary of storm chasers. Storm chasers are companies or contractors that offer the same services as a roofing company, but they aren’t local. This means that, although they do a good job of repairing your roof, they tend to leave town after the majority of storm damage is repaired. They leave no local presence to service any warranty issues that may come up later down the road.

Navigating Insurance Claims for Roof Repair

Having roof damage from an inclement storm is stressful, and the last thing on your mind may be speaking to an insurance company. But, it is one of the first things you should do. It is straightforward and can be really helpful because your insurance company may cover some or all of the costs of repairing your roof. The steps to filing a claim are:

  1. Verify damage. The first thing you need to do is verify the damage to your roof. To do this, it is always best to call in a professional to make sure that you know what is damaged, and what kind of damage there is. 
  2. Documentation. Next, document the damage. Be sure to take lots of pictures and videos if possible. This will serve as proof of your insurance claim.
  3. File a claim. Filing a claim is pretty straightforward. Simply call your home insurance and let them know what happened. They typically will follow up with you within 72 hours to give you a claim number and a date for when insurance adjusters will come to inspect your roof.

Once the adjusters go to your property to approve the damages, you’ll just have to pay your deductible and then the damages will be repaired by a roofing company.

Protect Your Home With Storm Damage Roof Repair from New Rüf

If you have storm damage, call New Rüf ASAP. We’ll be over there promptly to help you determine what next steps are needed.

If you don’t have storm damage, make sure to schedule regular maintenance so you can keep your roof in its best condition and make sure it is strong enough to withstand all the elements and storms Texas experiences.

If you are looking for storm damage roof repair, New Rüf is just a phone call away at 512-598-5789.