Any roof can be a dangerous place to walk around. A roof that is wet, mossy, or damaged can be even more dangerous and roof damage is a real concern. Consult a commercial hail & storm damage roof repair contractor like Gold Standard Commercial Roofing INC to do a roof inspection.
When the wind picks up debris or tree branches and rolls them across your roofing at high speeds, you may end up needing a roof repair. Punctures in the roof and chips from flying debris can easily gauge out shingles leaving you with possible leaks or worse.
In many cases, you can’t tell that a shingle has been “lifted” without an on-roof, close-up examination, which is where GSR comes out to play. But walking on roofs isn’t for everybody, so don’t hesitate to call us!
Often roofing materials can sustain damage from hail when it reaches about 1 inch in diameter. The damage from hail will usually look like small dimples on the shingles roof and hail can also break off bits of shingle or tile around the edges of the shingle or tile. Larger or heavy hail will cause more severe damage but the total time of the hail falls also makes a big difference in your roof. A short burst of hail will cause some damage, but a sustained hailstorm can seriously damage a roof, requiring extensive repairs or even a full replacement.
Commonly metal roofs are more weather resistant than other types of roofs. However, heavy hail can easily create a dent on metal roofs, depending on which type of material you have used in the making of the roof.
The most common type of metal roof is made up of steel. They are made/coated with zinc or a zinc alloy to protect the steel from rusting but a large enough dent can puncture that coating, leading to rust and eventually a leak.
In the US many states are “windy”. The risks of roof damage due to high winds are high here in the Chicago Metro area, and the risks of delaying necessary roof repairs are, unfortunately, just as high. A roof leak is more than just a problem with your roof – it’s a big problem for commercial property owners. Even when a leak doesn’t immediately show up following wind damage, neglecting roof repair may eventually lead to one.
There are two ways that a roof can be damaged by wind; firstly, strong winds can blow off individual shingles, and even worse, a single shingle can cause leaks that lead to serious damage if left untreated.
Secondly, many wind storms can damage your entire roof and in that case, it is rarely the wind that blew off the roof. Instead, fast-moving air from a storm creates low air pressure while meanwhile, the still or slower moving air inside the building apartment maintains higher air pressure.
Some amount of roof repairs are inevitable over the lifetime of your roof. However, keeping an eye on your roof and making repairs at the first sign of damage will keep repair costs down and help prevent larger problems from developing. Gold Standard Commercial Roofing INC is here for all your roof repairs. When you’re ready for a new roof, we can provide excellent service, knowledge, and expertise and get your job done right.
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You may be able to see severe hail strikes from the ground, but most often hail damage is not visible to the untrained eye. If you’ve experienced hail in your area, call Gold Standard Commercial Roofing INC to schedule an expert inspection.
First, call our experts so we may come out to take a look at your roof! We’ll let you know if there’s damage or not.
Not necessarily. Our experts can often make repairs to extend the life of a roof that is otherwise in good condition. However, if your roof having symptoms of old and wear, replacement may be the only solution for your roof.
A hail impact mark on a roof shingle looks like a dark spot where the granules have been knocked off and the asphalt underlayment is exposed. Recent hail hits have a shiny appearance due to the fact that the asphalt has been freshly exposed and hasn’t been dulled by the weather.
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