Severe weather can create issues with Richmond area roofs, like blown off shingles.

Storm damage can come in different shapes and sizes. That’s why having a trusted local roofing contractor like Shanco inspect your roof after a bout of severe weather. Our experts can ascertain if your home has sustained damage and if that wear and tear warrants a total roof replacement or a small repair to help prolong your roof’s life. The roof age can play into whether your roof can benefit from repairs or replacement.  

If your home has sustained damage from storms, Shanco is a Richmond roofer that works with insurance. We will help you navigate the complexities of filing an insurance claim for roof work. All our processes start with a complimentary inspection to determine your roof's condition.  

How Wind Can Cause Roof Damage to Your Home 

Severe or strong winds can create a litany of problems for your Richmond area home. Some are easy to spot, and others rely on a trained eye for proper diagnosis. The tricky thing with wind damage is that it can damage certain roofs and leave others completely unscathed. 

The most obvious sign of high wind damage is blown off shingles. After a weather event, you may find a shingle or two out in your yard. If that’s the case, don’t wait for a leak to form. Call an expert as soon as possible.  

Stong winds may leave behind damage that is undiscernible to an untrained eye. Winds can leave behind lifted shingles and bent shingles.  

These nuanced damages can leave homeowners with Richmond roof leak. This is where Shanco can help. We opened our business in 2002 and have numerous accolades for our roofing expertise. 

A lifted shingle may look out of line with the other shingles on your roof. Where lifted shingles create a problem is they can weaken the seal, leaving a place for moisture to penetrate your roof.  

Bent shingles can be bent upward and even backwards. The shingles may flap in the wind until they ultimately weaken and snap off. With the shingles bent up, they open your roof to leakage and need to be addressed as soon as possible.  

Tree branches falling with the wind can create roof damage as well. A large, dropped branch will create problems for your home as your roof is not meant to withstand branches falling on it. Even smaller branches can puncture your roof leading to a roof leak. 

Not to mention, accumulation of debris can trap moisture and lead to mold and mildew formation. Even branches rubbing back and forth on your roof shingle can create uneven wear that requires repairs sooner than later. Read more on our blog about why it’s important to keep leaves off your roof. 

Call a trusted local roofer to get an inspection. You may find that your roof needs small repairs or replacement. 

Spotting Hail Damage on Your Richmond Roof 

Hail storms in Richmond can leave behind a sizable mess for homeowners to grapple with. To make matters more complex, hail comes in all shapes and sizes, which can leave behind a variety of types of damage and none of which is uniform.  

If you’ve experienced a Richmond VA hailstorm, look at your gutters and downspouts. You may find a significant amount of roofing granules from your asphalt shingles. Severe granule loss may expose your roof felt and leave an opportunity for roof leaks. If your shingles have experienced granule loss, reach out to Shanco for a free roof inspection.  

While granules in the gutters are an easy find for homeowners to complete. Hail can leave behind damage that a roofing expert can identify and may prove difficult for homeowners to pinpoint. Hail hits may blacken your shingles in random places or leave your shingles shiny in places.  

Additionally, you may find that hail hits leave behind a soft spot like a bruised apple. An experienced roofer will easily be able to pinpoint hail damage throughout your roofing system and provide solutions to ensure that you and your home are safe and dry moving forward. 

Hail can also leave dings and dents in the flashing on your roof. Flashing is meant to direct water away from places where your roof is susceptible to leaks. When your flashing is dented, it creates a place where moisture can penetrate and create a leak.  

Your roof vents and boots can be impacted by hail and experience places of weakness where leaks can start to occur. Much like your flashing, hail hits and leave dings and dents in the vents. 

Homeowners should rely on the expertise of a local roofing contractor to ensure that a thorough inspection is completed, and any storm damage is noted before moving forward with an insurance claim.  

Top-Rated Storm Damage Roofing Services Richmond  

Storm damage can create many problems for homeowners. These issues can come in a variety of shapes and sizes that a top-rated Richmond roofing contractor can diagnose.  

Our team of experts can handle residential roof repair and replacement, as well as commercial roofing projects. Contact Shanco to schedule a complimentary roof inspection to determine any storm damage to your roof.