Repair or Replace after a Storm?

Repair or Replace after a Storm?

The nightly weather report can warn you days in advance when bad weather is on the way. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to prepare for the damage that might be caused by high winds, flying debris and falling tree limbs. Your roof can really take a beating when the weather turns rough. Once the damage is done, it’s just a matter of deciding if your roof can be repaired, or if it would just be simpler (and more cost-effective) to replace it.

Assessing the Damage

Your first clue that there’s a problem with your roof could be the drip, drip, drip of water from your ceiling. Storms can lift shingles and allow water to seep inside. Shingles can also be torn completely off your roof, leaving large areas unprotected from wind-driven rain. Depending on the severity of this damage, it might be advisable to replace the entire roof. However, an experienced roofer should perform an inspection to determine whether a repair is feasible, or replacement is necessary.

Knowledgeable roofers can look at a roof and spot problem areas that may not be obvious to you. It’s always important to have an experienced roofer inspect your roof after a big storm, even if you don’t notice any immediate leaks. Your roof could be damaged and leaking for quite some time before you notice water damage inside the home. The longer the leak goes undetected, the more damage the water can do. Don’t hesitate to have your roof inspected by a professional as soon as possible after a big storm.

Selecting a Birmingham Contractor for Shingle Roof Repair

Your roof is one of the most important elements in your home’s defense against bad weather. When it’s time to assess whether you need shingle roof repair, or if the whole thing has to be replaced, it’s always best to work with a trusted, local roofing contractor. At Yellowhammer Roofing, our team of professionals is dedicated to providing outstanding service to every homeowner in and around the Huntsville, Montgomery, and Birmingham areas. We’re proud of our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We’re also certified with GAF, TAMKO and Owens Corning, some of the top shingle manufacturers in the roofing industry. We offer free estimates, emergency roof repairs, shingle roof repair, total roof replacement and much more. Contact us today for all your roofing needs.

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