Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin Most Trusted Hail & Wind Damage Specialists
An unfortunate reality of owning a home is the necessity for large-scale maintenance and repairs that inevitably arise at the most inconvenient times. Property damage caused by severe wind can be devastating to your home and repairing it can be an overwhelming undertaking. To get wind damage repair done quickly and safely, you need a restoration service company like Roberts Restorations that specializes in bringing your home back to its pre-loss condition.
Wind damage is a serious issue. Doing repairs yourself could make the situation worse if you cannot identify or adequately re-solve existing problems on your roof. You could injure yourself or even make the damage worse, making it more costly.
Roofing contractors also tend to have highly-trained crews with the skills and know-how to do a good job, meaning that you’ll get less stress from the possible outcome. With a company like Roberts Restorations, you’ll also get the option to get a roof inspection every six months.
Roberts Restorations is Illinois and Wisconsin’s most trusted roofing company, providing insurance-based restoration services following a windstorm to bring your property back to normal with minimal interruption to your daily life. We have a deep understanding of the insurance claims process and have the ability to work with your insurance company in completing the repairs to your home.
Damage to your home may not always be apparent – therefore, it is vital to have a professional inspect your property when you suspect damage after a high wind. For instance, it can take up to two years for a leak to show any signs within the home, but in many cases, your time frame to file an insurance claim will have already closed. It is essential to schedule your repairs as soon as possible to avoid continued, unnecessary damage to your roof. Roberts Restorations offers free inspections to evaluate damage that was likely wind-related. When tornadoes, thunderstorms, or blizzards cause havoc, the professionals at Roberts Restorations will repair the damage to your property thoroughly and efficiently.
We are a licensed contractor in Illinois and Wisconsin, bonded and insured, and a BBB recognized company with an A rating. Insurance claims are second nature to us, and we can work with your insurance agency to complete your home’s repairs. To get a free roof inspection and an estimate, call or visit our website.
If you suspect your home has sustained wind damage, get in touch with us or give us a call today 847-838-6125 for a free inspection by our roofing experts.
How Hail Affects Your Roof
Hail can damage your roof in a number of ways – while it would seem logical for it to just bounce off, the damage done can be serious. Even if hailstones don’t cause serious damage to your roofing substructure and decking, it can damage shingles or wood shakes, as well as damage to the siding of your home.
Hailstones fall with amazing force, and can damage roof vents, flue vents, gutters and downspouts. For instance, with standard asphalt shingles, hail can cause severe granular loss. That damage can be even worse if your home has older shingles, as they are less resilient (more brittle). Once a home’s shingles have sustained sufficient damage, water can leak underneath and begin penetrating the decking below.
Hail can also cause very real issues with your gutters. As hailstones strike your roof, they will roll down into the gutter. Over the course of the storm’s duration (which might be just a few minutes), the number of hailstones can be staggering – that means lots of added weight to your gutter system. It can even be enough to make your gutters begin to pull away from the home or can cause dams that allow rainwater and melt water to begin penetrating your home’s roof system.
If your home has been subjected to a hailstorm, it’s important to have a full inspection conducted. In most instances, damage will be cosmetic and limited. However, in the case of severe damage, the health and stability of your roof could be in jeopardy. You certainly can’t afford to take chances with the safety of your home – even a minor roof leak can turn into big trouble in a very short time, particularly with the variety of weather we experience in the Midwest.