Storm Damage

Friendswood roof after a hail storm that needs to be inspected for hail damage

Signs Your Home Sustained Friendswood Roof Hail Damage

We are in peak hail season, which lasts until May. As we are in the midst of the rainy hail season, it doesn't hurt to know the signs of Friendswood roof hail damage so you can act quickly to safeguard your roof. In this article, we will discuss common signs of hail damage as well as how to proceed after a hail storm.

Gutters and Downspouts

Hail primarily inflicts damage on structures by denting them due to the force at which the hailstones are falling. Contrary to what most homeowners believe, a small piece of hail can inflict damage. In fact, hailstones as small as a quarter are capable of damaging your gutters and downspouts.

Roof Shingles

We install multiple types of roof shingles on Friendswood homes, each of which is able to withstand different levels of storm damage. Hail damage to your roof shingles will show up in a few ways, but mainly by chipping at the granules that serve as the top-most layer of your roof shingles. Typically, if hail has damaged your roof shingles, you may spot shingle granules in your gutters as well as dents and chipped spots across your roof.

What To Do After Your Neighborhood Has Experienced A Hail Storm

Once a hail storm hits, some steps may need to be taken:

Friendswood Hail Damage Roof Inspection

If a hail storm occurs in your area, then we recommend you first contact us for a free roof inspection. Inspection after any storm is crucial to ensure that if there’s any damage, you address it quickly. However, if you aren’t trained or have the appropriate equipment, climbing onto your roof may be risky, so it’s better to let us examine your roof. 

Friendswood Roof Repair And Roof Replacement

Once we complete our inspection, we will speak with you to discuss what, if any, damage has taken place and what the next steps may be. In most cases, a few Friendswood roof repairs will do the trick, but sometimes the accumulation of damage over the years results in the need for Friendswood roof replacement. 

Whichever the case, Amstill is proud to be your go-to Friendswood roofer for all of your roofing needs. We look forward to safeguarding your roof this spring!

homeowner performing roof maintenance after winter storms

Katy Roof Maintenance After Last Month's Winter Storms

This week has brought us rather pleasant weather and some sunshine, but it was only two weeks ago when we were faced with the devastating winter storm system that left much of the state without power and with significant winter storm roof damage. If you recently received a Houston roof replacement or installed high-quality architectural roof shingles not too long ago, then your roof may be in good shape. Regardless, though, now is the best time for roof maintenance in order to ensure that your roof remains in the best condition possible as we head into the rainier season. In this article, our Katy roofing company will offer advice on how to best maintain your roof.

Start By Cleaning Your Katy Roof Gutters

Your roof gutters are responsible for collecting rainwater and directing it to the downspout, away from your siding, shingles, and the rest of your home’s structure. This protects it from weathering too quickly and sustaining mold and mildew damage. 

During the winter storm, winds brought plenty of dead leaves, twigs, and other debris into your gutters. If you don’t clean out the debris, then the next time it’s rainy and windy even more debris will land in your gutters. This will clog your gutter system and allow for rainwater to settle back onto your roof. It’s hard to tell when a bad storm will hit your area, so it’s best to be proactive when you can!

Trim Your Overhanging Tree Branches

Large trees are a beautiful addition to your front and back yards, but they come with their own drawbacks. During the winter storm system, any overhanging tree branches were likely weighed down by snow and ice, inviting more debris to land onto your roof and into your gutters.

Keep in mind that large branches not only invite more debris–they also make a path for critters to move into your attic. If that wasn’t bad enough, overhanging tree branches are notorious for placing unnecessary weight on your shingles, which will inevitably cause them to buckle. When this happens, your Katy roofing is far more prone to severe roof leaks as we head into spring and the beginning of hurricane season.

Get A Seasonal Katy Roof Inspection

If you’d like to check on the current condition of your roof, then please contact us for a free Katy roof inspection so we can assess your roof and determine whether you are in need of Katy roof repair or Katy roof replacement. We are currently offering seasonal roof inspections and once our inspection is complete, we will offer guidance on the next steps to take to ensure your roof will protect you and your loved ones.

Houston roof covered with snow and ice after snow storm system

Did Last Week's Winter Storms Damage Your Houston Roof?

Last week we experienced historically cold weather to the likes of which we haven’t seen in 30 years. Unfortunately, Houston fell victim to this brutal winter storm system, and as excited as kids may have been to wake up to snow, homeowners likely woke up concerned about what this weather meant for their roof. In this article, our Houston roofing company will address the common issues homeowners faced last week and what they mean for your roof’s condition.

Snow Accumulation On Your Roof Valleys

Your roof valleys are part of a well-designed roofing system that keeps water away from your roof. However, with the freezing temperatures, the precipitation we experienced most likely piled on your roof valleys. This accumulation often results in the roof shingles being weighed down and becoming brittle, which makes them more prone to morphing and curling.

Further, it is possible that the snow and ice that accumulated in your roof ended up clinging to your roof shingle granules, dragging them away as the precipitation melted. As we stated in a previous blog post on the important role your roof shingle granules play, the loss of this layer could mean further damage to your Houston roof.

Frozen Gutters

We have mentioned many times before that the condition of your roof is largely dependent on your gutter system. This is because, together with your roof valleys, your gutter system works as a way to redirect rainwater away from your roof. Over the last week, however, the freezing rain that came down was able to stay frozen in the gutters due to the drop in temperature. Frozen gutters mean that any of the precipitation that accumulated on your roof had nowhere to flow out, which may have encouraged leaks to occur as the snow slowly melted.

Roof Leaks

Roof leaks were a major consequence of the weather, either because frozen pipes burst and/or because, as the snow on your roof melted, it trickled its way beneath curled roof shingles and into your attic. If a roof leak was caused by damaged roof shingles, then it is imperative that you get a roof inspection so that we can determine the severity of the damage and recommend either Houston roof repairs or a complete Houston roof replacement. 

Did Your Roof Sustain Winter Storm Damage? Contact Amstill For Houston Roof Repairs

We understand the stress and desperation that many homeowners face when it comes to weather-related roof damage, especially during a historical event such as last week's snow/ice storms. If you think your roof may have sustained damage from the winter storm system, then please contact us so we can inspect your roof for free. We will check for all kinds of winter-related damage and determine whether you need Houston roof repairs or Houston roof replacement. As Houston’s most trusted roofer, we would be glad to fix your roof up affordably so you and your loved ones feel safe and secure!

Stormy sky with lightning strikes near a cinco ranch roof sustaining storm damage

Has Your Cinco Ranch Roof Sustained Storm Damage?

With the Atlantic hurricane season approaching its end in a few more weeks, you might be wondering if your roof has sustained storm damage either this season or over the last few seasons we’ve had. At this time you’re probably considering getting some Cinco Ranch roof repairs done, or even a full roof replacement, which is why we put together this Houston roofing article all about some of the most common signs your Cinco Ranch roof has sustained storm damage.

Sagging Cinco Ranch Roof

Roof rot is usually the culprit if you notice your roof is sagging. Roof rot takes place when moisture is trapped underneath roof shingles that have curled or creased from storm wind damage. This trapped moisture reaches the underlying boards and, when left to settle, damages and causes bacteria and mold to form in the insulation as well.

Damaged Cinco Ranch Roof Shingles

Damaged roof shingles are the most obvious sign that your home has sustained roof storm damage. It’s a good idea to check your roof from an upstairs window or from outside to determine if your roof shingles lay flat against the decking or not. By checking on your roof from afar, you may also be able to find sections with missing shingles. All of these signs suggest that your roof has sustained wind damage from this season’s storms or even from past storms. If you have high-quality shingles on your roof, you may have been fortunate enough to have gotten through a few past hurricanes without much damage. However, at some point, your roof’s warranty will expire and you will need a Cinco Ranch roof replacement.

Water Damage

Water damage is most evident in your attic. We recommend you look around your attic for water stains, mold, and warping throughout the walls and ceilings. 

If Your Roof Sustained Storm Damage, Our Houston Roofing Company Will Complete Cinco Ranch Roof Repairs Or Replacement

If, after finding out about these signs, you believe your roof may be damaged, then please contact us for a free roof inspection. We will be able to determine what condition your roof is in and complete the necessary roof repairs to reinforce your roof and ensure it lasts for years to come. In other cases, we may recommend a roof replacement instead, but rest assured we always have what’s best for your roof and your family in mind.

houston roof with tropical storm and lightning in the background

Signs Of Houston Storm Damage On Your Roof

Although we want more than anything for hurricanes to not affect us, they inevitably do. Now that we’ve officially exhausted the year’s name list for different tropical storms, this tells us that we may have to reluctantly expect more storms to come. Rather than dealing with the costly risks of being uninformed, though, we thought we should break down the different signs of Houston storm damage. By catching the following signs, you can seek Houston roof repairs far sooner, which is better for your roof and your family.

Is Your Houston Roof Sagging Anywhere?

If your roof shows any sagging it is likely due to roof rot. Roof rot occurs when moisture from rain gets trapped underneath curled or creased shingles as a result of storm wind damage. This trapped moisture reaches the underlying boards and, sometimes, damages the roof insulation as well. When your roof sags, pooled rainwater may also worsen its condition, causing it so tear entirely.

Do Your Roof Shingles Appear Damaged?

Damaged roof shingles are the most obvious sign that your home has sustained roof storm damage. How can you tell if your shingles are damaged? See if they lay flat against your roof or not. Another good indicator is to see if you can spot any balding spots on your roof shingles. Roof shingles have a layer of granules which offer the outermost layer of protection your Houston roof shingles need in order to buy some time before roof damage starts to take its toll. 

Is Your Home Showing Signs Of Water Damage From Rainstorms?

The easiest way to find out if your roof has sustained rainwater damage is by checking in your attic. Look for water stains, mold, and/or warping of the walls. If you see any of these signs, you may have suffered insulation damage as well.

Amstill Roofing Can Determine If Your Roof Has Suffered Houston Storm Damage

If you worry about the integrity of your roof, please contact us so we can evaluate the current state of your roof by conducting a free Houston roof inspection. This inspection gives us an opportunity to climb onto your roof so you don’t have to. This way our trained eyes with 40+ years of roofing experience can look for other signs of damage that may have been missed. After our inspection, we will be able to determine if your level of roof storm damage requires Houston roof repairs or Houston roof replacement.