MALONE ROOFING IS THE SOUTHEAST’S FIRST CALL FOR STORM DAMAGE ROOF REPAIR

Storm damage is one of the leading causes of premature roof failure in the United States, and folks in the Southeastern states know this especially well. Wind, rain, hail, tornados, and hurricanes – we get it all down here.

As a homeowner or business owner, you need to know and prepare for the different types of damage that your roof can incur, as well as what to do about it when it happens.

On this page, we’ll detail the most common types of roof damage to happen in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and the Florida panhandle, as well as how to make sure your insurance pays you what you deserve.

TYPES OF DAMAGE

Storm damage comes in many forms, and its severity can range from relatively minor, to catastrophic. Know what kinds of damage can occur to your roof and learn what storm damage looks like, how it affects your property, and what to do when you experience roof storm damage.

wind

Strong winds can bend, crease, and tear off shingles, flat roofing systems and more.
Wind damage is the most common type, and is often hard to see from ground level with a naked eye. On commercial roofs, wind can penetrate unsecured seams around the edges of a low slope roof and cause severe damage by creating bubbles, and even enough pressure to rip the roof from where it is fastened.

• Shingle damage/loss
• Granule loss
• Seam separation

rain

Rain damage is caused when heavy rainfall saturates the roof and seeps in through cracks or punctures in the roof system. Damage leads to leaks, wood rot, mold, and hazardous conditions inside the property. Rain damage can be seen from inside the property, and may cause a distinct mildew odor in attic spaces.

• Leaks
• Rot
• Ponding water
• Warped decking
• Clogged gutters and drains

HAIL

Rain damage is caused when heavy rainfall saturates the roof and seeps in through cracks or punctures in the roof system. Damage leads to leaks, wood rot, mold, and hazardous conditions inside the property. Rain damage can be seen from inside the property, and may cause a distinct mildew odor in attic spaces.

• Leaks
• Rot
• Ponding water
• Warped decking
• Clogged gutters and drains

Don’t Wait for Damage to Get Worse – The Best Defense Against Major Damage is Taking Action NOW!

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ICE AND SNOW 

While less common down here, icy conditions still cause water to freeze on roofs and cause roof damage. Ice keeps heavy water on your roof, while saturating roof materials and increasing risk of leaks. The heavy weight of ice can cause decking to fail, resulting in costly repairs. Look out for ice build-up on your roof during the winter months, and schedule a roof inspection with Malone Roofing if accumulation hasn’t melted in 48 hours or more.

Hurricanes

Strong hurricane winds and rains strike fear into the heart of many southerners. Hurricanes can damage your property with heavy wind and rain, resulting in partially damaged to completely torn-off roofs among other devastating property and bodily damage. The most powerful hurricanes can level an entire building, and are usually preempted with calls to evacuate the location. Hurricane damage is a mixture of many of the damage listed above.

•Wind
• Rain
• Hail
• Debris

Tornadoes 

Tornadoes are intense, fleeting, and incredibly powerful. They also cause focused and powerful wind damage to your roof, if not the entire structure. Tornadoes can spring up suddenly and move quickly, making them hard to prepare for. Boarding up windows and sheltering in underground spaces are typically required, but there’s not much to be done to protect a roof in the event of a tornado. Tornadoes that come close enough to damage a roof, but not destroy it further, will leave evidence of extreme wind and debris damage. After a tornado comes within a few miles of your property, always schedule a follow-up roof inspection.

 

What to do When Your Property is Damaged by Storms

If your property has been affected and you need storm damage roof repair, you’ll want to safely document the damage the best you can – record the date of the storm and what kinds of severe weather systems your property encountered. Then, don’t hesitate to contact a trusted, professional roofing contractor like Malone Roofing to get you dry and help you through the roof repair and insurance claim process, if needed.

INSURANCE CLAIMS

Insurance claims can often intimidate homeowners and business owners. Malone Roofing is in your corner when it comes to filing storm damage roof repair claims.

Have our expert team perform an inspection to determine what kinds of storm damage your roof may have, as well as professional advice on next steps. Don’t commence roof repairs until you know if your roof can be covered by insurance!

Call Malone Roofing Today!

Unsure if your roof has suffered severe storm damage? Find yourself searching ‘emergency roof repair near me?’ Contact Malone and get in-the-know right away. We’re here for all of your residential and commercial roofing needs! 1-800-7-MALONE

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