Storm Damage Restoration

When You Need to Recover from the Storm
Continental Roofing is On Top of It!

How Storm Damage Affects your Roof

At Continental Roofing, we understand the havoc that severe storms can wreak on your roof. From powerful winds to damaging hail, these natural elements can cause significant harm and compromise the integrity of your roofing system. Hail and wind are two primary culprits when it comes to storm damage on roofs. Here's how they can affect your roofing system:

Hail Damage

Hailstones can vary in size and intensity, but even small hail can cause significant damage to roofs. The impact of hail can lead to dented or cracked shingles, or even punctures in the roofing material leading to weakened overall integrity. Over time, this damage can result in leaks, moisture intrusion, and potential structural issues. Hail can also lead to significant granule loss, which may seem like a minor issue, but can have serious implications for the longevity of your roof.

Image of asphalt shingles that have sustained hail damage

Why are Shingle Granules So Important?

  • Protection Against UV Rays: The granules on your shingles serve as a protective layer against the harmful UV rays of the sun. They act as a shield, preventing the sun's ultraviolet radiation from directly penetrating the underlying roofing material. When hail damages your shingles and causes granule loss, the underlying layers become more exposed to UV rays, leading to accelerated aging and deterioration of the roof.
  • Water-Shedding: The granules on shingles play a crucial role in water-shedding. When hail damages your shingles and dislodges granules, the surface becomes smoother, making it easier for water to penetrate and seep into the underlying layers of the roof. This can result in leaks and water damage to your home's interior.
  • Shingle Strength: The granules on shingles contribute to their overall strength and durability. They add weight and stability, helping the shingles withstand various weather conditions. When hail damages the shingles and causes granule loss, the structural integrity of the shingles is compromised. This can make them more susceptible to wind uplift, further damage, and premature failure.
  • Energy Efficiency: The loss of granules can affect the energy efficiency of your home. The granules on shingles provide a reflective surface that helps to reflect solar heat away from your roof, reducing heat absorption and keeping your home cooler. When hail damage results in granule loss, the shingles become less effective at reflecting heat, potentially leading to increased energy consumption for cooling your home.
  • Aesthetics: The granules on shingles contribute to the visual appearance and curb appeal of your home. They provide texture, depth, and color to the roof, enhancing its overall aesthetic appeal. When hail damages the shingles and causes granule loss, the roof may appear patchy, worn, or discolored. This can detract from the curb appeal of your home and potentially affect its market value.
Image of a roof that has had shingles blown off due to wind damage

Wind Damage

Strong winds during a storm can lift and loosen shingles, break or dislodge roofing tiles, and even cause trees or debris to impact the roof. Wind damage may not always be immediately visible, but it can compromise the roof's ability to protect your home, making it more susceptible to leaks and further damage.

How Continental Simplifies Storm Recovery

Thorough Inspections

After a storm, it's crucial to assess the extent of the damage to your roof. Our experienced team conducts detailed inspections to identify all storm-related issues, including hidden or subtle damage that may not be immediately apparent. This allows us to provide accurate and honest recommendations.

Timely & Efficient Service

We understand the urgency of storm damage repairs. Our dedicated team responds promptly to your inquiries and works efficiently to restore your roof to its pre-storm condition. We strive to minimize disruptions to your daily life while ensuring a thorough and comprehensive roofing process.

Insurance Assistance

Dealing with insurance claims can be overwhelming. That's why we're here to help. We work closely with insurance carriers and utilize industry-standard tools like Xactimate to streamline the insurance process. Our team assists in documenting the damage, preparing the necessary paperwork, and negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf.

Expertise & Experience

With years of experience dealing with storm damage repairs, our trained inspectors are well-versed and updated on the latest insurance guidelines. We have the knowledge and expertise to handle a wide range of roofing systems and materials. Our skilled technicians stay updated on the latest industry practices and utilize their expertise to deliver exceptional results.

Quality Workmanship

We take pride in delivering high-quality storm damage repairs. Whether it's replacing damaged shingles, repairing flashing, addressing leaks, or replacing the entire roof, we use top-quality materials and proven installation techniques to ensure lasting results.

Customer Satisfaction

Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal. We prioritize clear communication, transparency, and exceptional customer service throughout the storm damage repair process. Our team is committed to addressing your concerns, answering your questions, and ensuring that you're fully satisfied with our work.

Contact Us

Ready to experience the Continental Roofing difference? We are here to transform your roof into a beautiful and durable asset that stands the test of time. Contact our friendly team today to schedule a consultation, request a quote, or learn more about our wide range of roofing services. Discover why countless homeowners in Alabama trust Continental Roofing for their roofing needs. For quality, value, and superior customer service, we’re on Top of It!

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