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Summer Storms & Your Chattanooga Roof– Avoid Storm Damage this Season

Summer Storms & Your Chattanooga Roof– Avoid Storm Damage this SeasonSummer in the southeast can be a lot of fun. The pools are open, the creeks are cold, and the sun is blazing. But what about all those summer storms that roll through from time to time? Is your roof in good enough condition to withstand the elements this coming season? Maybe it’s time for a Chattanooga roof inspection, repair, or other roofing services to ensure your home or business is ready to weather the storms.

Heavy Wind Damage to Your Roof

One thing to be aware of when it comes to summer storms is the heavy winds they bring, and the toll they can take on your commercial or residential roof. Heavy wind can actually cause some pretty serious roof damage. Winds can not only tear off shingles, especially if they are loose or damaged, but also heavy wind can also destroy the underlayment materials and adhesives that generally keep your roof intact. This can be avoided with regular roof inspections and preventative maintenance.

Storm Damage from Heavy Rain

Your roofing system exists to shelter and protect you and your belongings from the elements. That said, that doesn’t mean that your roof is completely immune to rain damage. Missing tiles, cracked shingles, improper installation, and lack of maintenance can leave your roof susceptible to water damage from leaks. This is why it’s important to fix issues when they are minor to avoid further damages or more intense consequences.

Summer Storms & Your Chattanooga Roof– Avoid Storm Damage this SeasonHail Damage

Hail can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time, to your home, property, car, and landscaping. In regard to your roof, hail can cause your roofing materials to become dented, which can eventually lead to cracks, and then water leaking into your home or business. Hail storms can also wreak a special brand of havoc on gutters, drainage systems, and downspouts. This can result in drainage systems that are less effective, which of course, can lead to other problems with your property.

Work With TN Roofing & Construction

The best way to ensure your roofing system at your home or business is summer storm ready, is to work with our team of experienced contractors at Tennessee Roofing & Construction. We can inspect your Chattanooga roof, and make suggestions for any repairs that may be necessary to help prolong the life of your commercial or residential roof, and protect your investment.

All Hail Springtime

Roof Hail DamageIt’s that time of year again – springtime! As the weather warms up, those gentle spring showers can turn into severe thunderstorms. You know the expression, April showers bring May flowers… well they can also bring hail damage (as many of us experienced this week). If you have damage to your property, fencing, windows, or vehicle, you likely also have roof damage. So, what should you do next?

Three Things to Do After a Hail Storm

Do: Note the time and date of the storm. If filed, your insurance claims manager will ask for details, such as when the loss occurred for the insurance claim report.

Do: After the storm, grab a camera and walk around the property to take photos. Document the hail stones covering the yard, sidewalk and patios. Also, photograph hailstones next to a measuring tape to assess the potential damage to the roof and shingles.

Do: Inspect the roof. Look for obvious signs of roof damage, such as missing or torn shingles, and leaks. Also check inside the attic for any signs of a leak.

 Schedule a Hail Damage Roof Inspection

If your roof is leaking, call your insurance agent immediately! Even if your roof isn’t leaking, there still could be substantial hail damage that could cause a leak over time, if not repaired.

Before calling your insurance agency, call Tennessee Roofing to inspect your roof for potential hail damage as quickly as possible. During the inspection, our qualified roofing contractor will thoroughly assess your roof for an insurance claim if necessary, depending on the severity of the damage.

If there is evidence of hail damage, Tennessee Roofing can indicate if filing an insurance claim is warranted, and the likelihood of a claim being approved.

File an Insurance Claim for Roof Hail Damage

1. Locate your homeowner’s insurance policy, and make a note of your policy number and deductible.
2. Organize records and documentation. This should include your insurance policy number, time and date of loss, hail size (if measured), all photos, videos, list of damaged items.
3. Call your homeowner’s insurance claim number and provide the necessary information, as requested.
4. Finally, you will be given a claim number, then assigned an insurance claims examiner and adjuster to make an official roof inspection and prepare a repair estimate.

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