Checking For Storm Roof Damage To Your Sugar Land Roof

Last week, the Greater Houston area received an onslaught of heavy rain that lasted almost the entire week. Some areas, particularly Sugar Land, suffered flooding reminiscent of hurricane Harvey, forcing schools to close for two days. Some kids were even forced to stay overnight at school, as the flooded streets made transporting them back home virtually impossible.

After extreme weather conditions occur, it’s important to check your roof for storm roof damage. Even if your area was one of the fortunate ones not to have experienced torrential rain or hail last week, wind alone can cause damage that requires roof repair or roof replacement. The following are some suggestions from our Houston roofing company on how to check for storm roof damage:

How To Spot Storm Roof Damage

Check your shingles. Harsh weather conditions such as thunderstorms, hurricanes, or hail storms can tear shingles off of your roof. In addition, flying debris such as tree branches or falling power lines can also rip off shingles or severely dent your roof.

Check your attic for leaks or water damage. Oftentimes, when water leaks into your attic, water stains will appear in the walls and ceilings, while mold or mildew may form. It’s important to resolve these issues quickly, as mold and mildew can spread to other parts of your home.

Look for signs of roof damage from the ground. Check for missing shingles or other parts of your roof, including metal pieces normally attached to your chimney. In addition, check the condition of exhaust pipes and rain gutters.

Roof Inspection: The Best Way To Check For Storm Roof Damage

While the aforementioned tips are helpful, the surest way to determine whether your roof suffered storm roof damage is to schedule a roof inspection with our Houston roofing company. During this inspection, one of our professional roofing experts will thoroughly inspect your roof and determine what kind of repairs, if any, are needed. This roof inspection is completely free with no obligation.

At Amstill Roofing, our goal is to help you protect your home with the best roof. Our roofing contractor company has been serving the Greater Houston area with honesty and integrity for over 40 years. If you live in Sugar Land or any other area in Houston that was greatly affected by the storms last week, contact us today to set up your free roof inspection.

“April Showers Bring May Flowers”… and Roof Damage!

As beautiful as spring days can be in Houston, the weather in our city is known for its fickleness, often changing on a dime. A bright, sunny day can suddenly switch to a torrential downpour at any moment. Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, and strong winds are all common occurrences during a Houston spring. Just recently, parts of the Greater Houston area have already experienced a tornado and hail storm. With the oncoming hurricane season, the weather will only get more extreme.  

Check For Storm Roof Damage

Extreme weather, like the recent tornado and hail storm, can cause storm roof damage to your roof. Our Houston roofing company suggests that you do a preliminary inspection of your ceilings in every room to check how they are holding up. In addition, we also advise stepping into your attic and having a look, as leaks and cracks may have formed in your roof. It’s imperative to fix these issues as soon as possible, so that they do not lead to more serious issues in the future.

Heavy rains are often accompanied by strong winds, thus exposing your roof to falling tree limbs and branches. Falling tree limbs can severely damage your roof by creating structural cracks or knocking off shingles. If this happens, we suggest that you check the area after the storm has passed, and contact us immediately to perform a proper roof inspection. As always, a thorough roof inspection by one of our roofing experts is completely free.

The Importance of A Healthy Roof

A great characteristic of Houston is that despite being one of the largest cities in the country, it still holds a tremendous amount of beautiful natural scenery. The city is full of large trees, green shrubbery, and beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, one of the reasons plants do so well here is because of the tremendous amount of rain our city receives. This, along with other forms of extreme weather, puts roofs at risk of storm roof damage. Therefore, it’s important to make sure your roof is in top shape at all times.

Let Amstill Give You Peace of Mind

Serving the Greater Houston area for more than 40 years, we here at Amstill Roofing have seen every kind of bad weather. From tornadoes and hurricanes to rain and hail, we’ve seen it all. Our Houston roofers are committed to helping you protect your home with a healthy and strong roof. Contact us today so that you can have peace of mind and enjoy the May flowers, knowing your roof is fully equipped to handle any kind of weather thrown its way.

Can Your Houston Roof Withstand A Tornado?

Although Texas is known for being prone to hurricanes (who can forget Hurricane Harvey?), often overlooked is the fact that our great state also receives a fair share of tornadoes. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, Texas has more tornadoes than any other state by a large sum. Here in Houston, it is not uncommon for twisters to impact our city.

When a Tornado Hits Your Houston Neighborhood

Whether or not a tornado actually touches down on your home or in the vicinity, your roof is at a high risk of storm roof damage. Strong winds from twisters can tear off shingles, while flying debris such as tree limbs can smash into the roof. As a result, your roof can sustain roof leaks, dents, and holes, thus exposing your home to further damage.

After going through a major storm, our Houston roofing company highly recommends that you have an insurance adjuster come out to assess your home for any roof damages. If you prefer, we are more than happy to send one of our professional roofing experts to meet the insurance adjuster at your home to assist in the assessment.

Here at Amstill, we have been protecting Houston area homes since 1974. With over four decades of experience in roof repair, roof replacement, and assessing roof damage, you can be sure you are in good hands. We hope you never have to experience a tornado, but we want to make sure your roof is tornado ready in the event one comes into your vicinity. If your roof has already been damaged by a tornado, we are here to put it back in perfect condition.

Assess The Health of Your Roof with Our Free Inspection

To give you peace of mind about your roof, our roofing company offers a free and thorough roofing inspection. During this inspection, one of our highly trained roofing experts will come to your home to assess the condition of your roof and recommend a plan of action if necessary. Again, this inspection is completely free, and there is no obligation on your part whatsoever. At Amstill, we believe in being upfront and transparent, and providing a free, no strings attached inspection is just a part of the process.

If you are interested in making sure your roof is ready to withstand a tornado, hurricane, or any other severe weather condition, contact us today to set up your free inspection.

Has Your Houston Roof Experienced Hail Roof Damage?

As many Houston residents experienced this past Saturday (4/13), in addition to hurricanes and severe thunderstorms, our city is no stranger to hail. Hailstones the size of a baseball fell on the city this past weekend, causing damage to homes and roofs throughout the Greater Houston area.

Signs of Hail Roof Damage to Your Houston Roof

When it comes to your Houston roof, hail can cause severe hail roof damage. The strength of your roof’s shingles can be compromised, thus lessening your roof’s ability to protect your home. Furthermore, if hail is accompanied by high winds, like it was this past weekend, even small hailstones can degrade your shingles and protective granules. If your area was impacted by hail this past weekend, or in the past, here are some things to check for that indicate your roof may have hail roof damage:

  • Granules in gutters. When hailstones hit your roof, granules will often break loose. If you notice shingle granules on your roof or in your gutters, you may have hail roof damage.
  • Hail impacts on shingles. Hail impacts on shingles may show subtle spots or dents, bruises to shingle surfaces, or holes. If you notice dark spots or dimples on your shingles, hail roof damage is likely.
  • Misshapen shingles. When shingles are damaged by hail, they may begin to curl from their original shape. This type of stress often leads to cracked shingles that weaken and age faster than intact shingles.
  • Dents on metal parts of your roof. If your roof contains any areas made of metal, check for any dents or dings. If you notice a substantial number of dents or dings, hail is the likely culprit.
  • Split or dented shingles. If you have wood shingles, hailstones can cause them to crack or completely split apart, thus compromising the strength and integrity of your shingles.

Best Way To Determine Hail Roof Damage

Although the aforementioned signs indicate possible hail roof damage, merely checking for these signs is not a full-proof method to determine if your home has experienced hail roof damage. The surest way to determine if your roof has been damaged by hail is to schedule a free, no obligation roof inspection with Amstill Roofing.

Contact Amstill Roofing To Check For Hail Roof Damage

Serving Katy, Memorial, Sugarland, Energy Corridor, and the Greater Houston area, our Houston roofing company has been repairing and replacing roofs damaged by storms and hail since 1974. If your area was impacted by hail this past weekend, or in the past, call us today to set up an inspection by one of our roofing experts.

Prevent Hail Damage to Your Roof This Spring with Our Houston Roofing Company

The arrival of March marks the time of year when we start to see more hail storms. In fact, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), the number of hail loss claims per month increases by an average of over 100,000 from March to June. When it comes to major storms, that at times can cover multiple states, the costs reach approximately $1 billion. In addition, Texas experiences more hail damage than any other state in the nation.  Of those damages reported to personal property, it was Personal Property Homeowners (PPHO) policies that were affected the most. These home damage claims made up more than 50% of the overall claims.

The most common type of issue resulting from hail damage is hail roof damage. Having a healthy roof is imperative to protecting your entire home from hail and other adverse weather conditions, as the roof is your home’s first and often only line of defense. This is why our Houston roofing company stresses the importance of keeping your roof in great shape at all times.

HAIL AND ROOF DAMAGE

If a storm with hail has hit your home, we encourage you to have your roof inspected by our Houston roofing company. During this free inspection, our expert roofing professionals will thoroughly inspect your roof for damages. If there is any storm roof damage, it is important to have your roof fixed before the next inevitable storm hits. Fortunately, here at Amstill, we finish most projects within a day, thus quickly keeping a small roof problem from snowballing into a major one.

Serving the Greater Houston area, Amstill Roofing specializes in roof replacement and roof repairs for homeowners who have experienced storm or hail roof damage. With an increase in the number of hail storms in Houston right around the corner, we want to ensure the protection of your home with a healthy, strong roof.  

Contact us today to set up your free inspection.