Chinook Roofing Blog

Roof Replacement: Storm Damage

Posted on: December 13, 2016

Roof in need of repair after a storm. The asphalt shingles are badly worn and should be replaced.

When severe weather hits a neighborhood, it can wreak havoc on even the sturdiest of houses. Intense winds can rip shingles off rooftops, or portions of a roof can be damaged or completely broken through due to large-sized hail. Once your roof is compromised, Mother Nature can add insult to injury by way of the subsequent water damage that can come from having exposed or unprotected areas of the rooftop. If this damage isn’t repaired quickly, the situation can get much worse, as your house becomes vulnerable to further structural damage, not to mention the risk of mold outbreaks.

After a major storm, it’s always a good idea to look for any damage that may have occurred to your roof. Don’t go on top of the roof to check for the damage yourself, as this could be very unsafe. Not only could the structural integrity of the roof be compromised, but you may have several loose or slippery shingles that could very easily give way with one wrong step. Instead, try to make an initial assessment from the ground, and then contact the professionals at Chinook Roofing and Gutters to conduct a thorough inspection of the rooftop. Some key things to look for from the ground include missing shingles, displaced flashing around your chimney, and damage to any areas surrounding objects that protrude from the roof (e.g., exhaust pipes, skylights, etc.). It’s also a good idea to check your gutters, roof vents and other accessories, as some roof damage can be hidden. You can also check inside the house for signs that your roof may have been compromised, such as water spots or leaks in the attic or ceilings. All of these preliminary steps can help you get a decent idea of what type of damage you might be dealing with, but it’s wise to consult with a professional roofer in order to get a precise and thorough assessment of the condition of your roof.

When you’re dealing with a potential roof replacement due to extensive storm damage, it’s vitally important for you to choose a roofing contractor that you can trust. Unfortunately, there are several less-than-reputable contractors out there (often called “storm chasers”) who seek to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners who are in a place of urgent need. Although it can seem like they’re offering a good deal, more often than not these businesses operate without any licenses or the proper insurance. Chinook Roofing and Gutters is a fully licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor that is committed to operating by the highest ethical standards, so that we can provide genuine value to all of our customers. We understand how important it is to address roofing problems in a timely manner, and we will work diligently to ensure that you and your family experience the least amount of interruption possible while we get your roof back into shape. Our team of highly experienced roofing experts employs top-quality craftsmanship and proven materials to provide you with the best roofing system possible. If you’re faced with roof problems due to storm damage, contact Chinook Roofing and Gutters today, so that you can protect and enjoy your investment for years to come.

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The only thing better than our new roof is the company who installed it. Kind and capable people from the inspection and estimate to impeccable clean up. Thank you so much!