Our Knoxville homes are frequently exposed to inclement weather like severe thunderstorms and tornados produce a great deal of storm damage to our roofs. If your neighborhood has recently experienced heavy rains, strong winds or hail, you should call us right away for an inspection. The sooner you call, the better you can protect your home.
When to Call
Storm damage to your roof can be hard to spot, especially from the ground. If a roof leak isn’t present and there is no obvious problem, homeowners are hesitant to call for an inspection. Although you may not be able to identify an issue on your top surface, there are simple ways to spot signs around your home and community that can let you know it is time to call a professional roofing service.
- Missing, discolored, bruised or dented shingles
- Piles of black granules in your gutters or at the bottom of your downspout
- Cracked or broken tiles
- Dented metal panels
- Fallen limbs and debris
- Hail damage on siding or cars
- Other homes in your area having repairs done
Common Storm Damage
Based on the type of roofing system you have, your house will experience weather damage in unique ways. We have been a roofing service for over 30 years, so we can expertly repair or replace materials on nearly any home. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
Shingle Roof – Shingles are an incredibly durable roofing system, but like any other material, they are not impervious to storm damage. High winds at the right angle can get under the edge of the shingles and lift them. Because they are overlapped to promote the shedding of water, the wind can peel off large sections at a time. Hail damage is hard to spot on shingles. It can leave small bald spots the size of a kernel of corn that will eventually spread. These bald spots come from the loss of protective mineral granules. In spaces without the minerals, your shingles will be exposed to direct UV rays and can eventually become brittle and crack.
Tile Roof – Tile can last a century when well-maintained, and storm damage is rarely an issue. But large hail stones and wind-blown debris can strike tile and cause it to crack upon impact. If you suspect this has happened to your home, do not attempt to walk on your surface and check it out for yourself. Walking on tile requires precise footing to avoid more cracks. Instead, call us for an inspection and free estimate.
Storm Damage Roof Repair or Roofing Replacement
When we come to your home to inspect storm damage, we will evaluate the condition of your entire system. We look at the visible surface, the underlayment, the wood decking, the flashing and other materials. From this, we will be able to determine the extent of the damage. If more than 25 percent of your surface is suffering issues, we may recommend an entire roof replacement. We take into account the condition of the rest of the rooftop and the length of time repairs will delay replacement.
Storm Damage Insurance Claim in Knoxville
Storm Damage Insurance Claims
Of course, storm damage is unexpected and often not something you have saved money for. We will consider your budget and help you find the best solution and materials you can afford. Many problems resulting from a storm could be covered by your insurance policy.
We are a fully insured and licensed roofing contractor that has been in business for over 20 years. We use materials from trusted manufacturing names like Owens Corning, GAF and CertainTeed. We believe in the work we perform, so we provide a 5-year labor warranty. Contact us today for a free estimate.
We repair storm damage in Knoxville, Farragut, and all of the surrounding areas.