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Common Types of Storm Damage
Storms can cause serious roof damage in a short time. Though some damage is apparent, some roofs sustain damage that is not visible to an untrained eye. You should always have a professional check your roof after a severe storm. Having your roof inspected as quickly after a storm as possible is critical, so the damage is highly visible to the insurance field adjusters. With hail damaged, the length of time dramatically decreases the visibility of the impacts by UV fading (camouflaging) the hail impacts back into the shingle causing the damage to appear as wear and tear. We have seen dozens and dozens of roofs get denied, over our 20+ years, due to the length of time that has passed from the date of loss to the date of inspection.
At Crewlyn Contracting, we perform thorough inspections following storm events because we follow the same protocol that insurance companies use to determine whether or not they are going to allot for a complete roof replacement.
When a hailstone hits your shingle roof it disburses the granules and, depending on the density and size, it can fracture the fiberglass mat immediately. Once the granules are disbursed or the fiberglass mat is fractured, it allows moisture to penetrate into and throughout the shingle causing your roof to deteriorate at an accelerated rate. Once the moisture penetrates the shingle, the fasteners and underlaying materials are now exposed which enhances the chances for leaks, wood rot and decay to the substrate.
Unlike hail damage, wind is usually directional causing damage to one or two slopes of your roof. That being said, wind damage makes it tougher for insurance companies to justify paying for an entire roof replacement when only a portion of the roof is showing to have encountered storm damage. If you find shingles in your yard or notice shingles missing then allow Crewlyn to assess the damage prior to filing a claim to determine if the damage exceeds the requirements for an insurance company to allow for a complete roof replacement. You should also address roof damage caused by wind as soon as possible. Violent winds can lift shingles, exposing a vulnerability in your roof. We can provide emergency repairs to cover the damaged area and mitigate any further damage to the home until your insurance company is able to diagnose the affected area. Insurance companies are happy to reimburse you for the emergency repairs because they want to decrease the claim payout as fast as possible by mitigating any further damage to the structure.
Strong winds can easily pick up loose debris and cause branches or trees to fall on your roof. It is important to have these removed as soon as it is safe to do so, allowing Crewlyn Contracting to complete a visual assessment of the damaged area.
How Crewlyn Contracting Can Help
Hiring a roofing company that specializes in claims can help you:
- Ensure that your insurance is allowing market value to complete the work back to pre-storm condition. New roofs are a big investment and need to be done right. You do not need to settle with the cheapest roofing company, hoping it gets done correctly because the claim amount is lower than estimates received by reputable companies, like Crewlyn. With your approval, we will submit supplements to ensure your get the value you deserve.
- Make sure that someone properly documents and assesses the damages to simplify the process and ensure justification.
- Acquire an accurate estimate of the cost of repairs for both you and the insurance company.
Storm damage can be a widespread occurrence in Austin, TX. Areas around the city experience high winds, hailstorms, and flash flooding that can damage homes and businesses severely. These storms are increasing in intensity and frequency, leading to more costly and dangerous damages in Texas yearly.
If your property has sustained damage from a storm, contact an experienced contractor like Crewlyn Contracting as soon as possible. Our team is knowledgeable in helping property owners assess the damage and repair their homes or businesses.
Common types of storm damage in Austin include wind, hail, and water damage. Wind damage can involve broken windows and entire roofs, while hail storms leave dents in metal surfaces such as roofs and siding. Also, heavy rains and flash floods can bring about devastating water damage that destroys the foundation of homes.
Preparing your property before a storm is the best way to reduce the risk of severe damage caused by hail. Ensure you securely shut all windows, doors, and other openings during a storm. Also, choose materials for your home or business that are resistant to hail, high winds, and water damage. Our experts at Crewlyn Contracting can provide an estimate for roofing materials and siding that will best protect your property before the storm season.
Crewlyn Contracting, LLC provides Roofing & Construction services for central Texas. Our roofing contractors service Austin as well as Temple, Cedar Park, Bernet, Leander and other surrounding areas. Not only do we provide residential roofing services, but also commercial roofing in Austin and other surrounding cities.
"Danny and his crews at Crewlyn Contracting made replacing our roofs after a massive hailstorm a good experience. He was prompt in his response time, efficient in bidding and dealing with our insurance adjuster. He did a good job keeping in touch and made an extra effort to get the color of shingles we wanted during some supply shortages. Overall we would give a five star rating."
- Marla Ripperda - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I hired Crewlyn Contracting to replace my roof with a new beautiful metal roof. By the time all was said and done, I had them add on a huge back porch, a very large walk in closet addition, and the roof line was extended to cover it all. I also had whitewashed boards put on the porch ceiling and the ceilings in my living and dining rooms. They’re gorgeous! I couldn’t be happier! I feel very fortunate to have found a company that I trust, can depend on, and is an absolute pleasure to work with."
- Ginger Valdes - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Crewlyn Construction was an amazing company to work with! Danny was so thorough with inspecting our roof. He made replacing our roof and easy process and had it done so quickly. We highly recommend this company and look forward to working with them again in the future."
- Annette Kingsbury - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"For more than 15 years, I have replied on Danny, at Crewlyn Contracting, to handle all roof projects from single family homes to large multifamily complexes. His impressive knowledge in the industry gives him the ability to produce accurate assessments and complete seamless projects. Not only does he educate throughout the process, but he delivers with honesty. Their installation crews exhibit professionalism and ensure quality workmanship every time. The entire team at Crewlyn Contracting continue to meet superior expectations. I highly recommend them for all of your roofing projects. They are exceptional."
- Lisa Alexander - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️