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Weather Damage Restoration

Weather damage is the most common cause of problems occurring in roofing or along roof related structural attachments (flashing, gutters, soffits, etc.). Winter may cause ‘ice dams’ to form in crevices or angles along the roof’s contour. Ice dams literally force expansions which channel water into the home that results in a number of problems that can remain undetected until it becomes serious. If you’ve seen ice accumulating on your roof, you should contact us immediately as soon as it is convenient for an on-site inspection: arestoration@gmail.com 

Chicago’s high winds and hail present another type of problem for most roofs. You can probably estimate the likelihood of damage to your roof by its age when you consider a proper asphalt tile roof has a life expectancy of 20-25 years. Several years of accumulated exposure to harsh winds and flying debris deduct from a roof’s lifetime expectancy. Indicators of potential harm to your home’s roof include missing shingles, sagging, discoloration, or apparent dampness in spots.

 A quick inspection by AmeriBuild & Restoration, Inc. can provide you with an affordable solution to these or other roofing concerns. Unchecked damage from hail, storms, and high winds accumulates with time so that the results from one big storm can devastate your roofing, siding, gutters, soffit, or fascia. In addition to providing quality products and superior craftsmanship in our installations, AmeriBuild & Restoration, Inc. will work in your behalf with your insurance company to maximize your benefits and restore the damage done by weather related damages.

Hail Damage

According to the National Weather Service, hail results in roughly $1 billion in damages per year in the United States. Hail threatens most areas of the United States, and the country sustains on average of 3,000 hailstorms per year

Functional damage to roofing is defined as a diminution of water shedding capability or reduction in the expected long term life of the material. In asphalt, impact caused damage is rupture of the reinforcement or displacement of granules sufficient to expose underlying bitumen. (Haag Engineering, Carrollton,Texas).

Examples of weather damage at inspection.

   
Undetected Problems Now Can Lead to Major Problems Later !

Wind Damage

It is important to understand that an insurance claim administrator will determine whether damage done to your home was weather related. The administrator will consider a number of variables to determine if your claim is valid. In addition to any report you may file with your insurance company, the adjuster will search available weather records which may support or defeat your claim to weather damage. Damage to your home but a total lack of damage to surrounding homes or to trees may indicate that non-weather related issues, such as structural faults, caused the reported loss.

For example, in one instance, a school reported roof damage due to 75MPH winds that peeled off sections of its roof membrane. It was determined by the adjuster that inadequate nailers at the roof of the membrane, and not wind alone, had contributed to the loss.

High winds tore shingles from these roofs leaving sub-roof materials exposed. This damage only become worse.

 

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