When you don't take care of your damaged roof right away it may eventually lead to interior water damage.
But here at T&G Enterprises LLC we work to help get as much as possible covered through your Home Owner's Insurance as well asyour roof renovation.
You can count on one thing-water flows unerringly toward the ground. And as it travels, flashing carries it safely over the inevitable crevices, cracks and gaps in the building's exterior.
If it's going to work, flashing must be installed so no seams face upward. It's usually layered with other building materials. The upper edge of flashing, for instance, is protected by house wrap or tarpaper, not installed over it.
If you wonder whether flashing has been installed properly, follow a drop of rain water as it moves down the side of your house. The water should be carried from surface to surface all the way down, never encountering an open seam or an upturned lip that blocks its progress.
When your roof starts to look like this, it is because of hail damage and other harsh weather conditions.
What most people don't realize is that insurance companies may cover this damage! You don't have to just have missing shingles for it to be covered.
These pictures depict what is standard wind damage. Over time it only gets worse.
Three tab shingle, like in the pictures, generally only stand up to 60 mph winds. So thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes may rip off shingles.
This can lead to leaks into the home which may lead to ROT!
Believe it or not, insurance companies may also cover this damage as well!
NOTICING ROOF DAMAGE
Noticing the damage done to your roof is the first step!
Can your roof withstand every storm? If you're not sure, or you have an aging roof that has been well weathered, have one of our inspectors come out and take a look.It's very possible you're subject to further damage without proper flashing installed.