Roof Damage Caused by Wind
Being a home and business owner in northwest Colorado means you have seen your fair share of extreme weather events and the typical afternoon thunderstorm that the Colorado high country sees in the summer months. Strong winds can create stress points on a roof that, over time, can weaken and become compromised.
While roofs are designed to resist typical wind loads, they can be incrementally damaged over the years by high winds and debris carried by the wind. Replacing missing shingles and fixing the initial roof damage quickly is important to prevent subsequent water damage and expensive heating bills that will inevitably result from a roof system that is not working as it should.
When the weather turns violent, the damage to your roof can be severe. Berlet Roofing can not only repair and replace your wind, ice, and hail damaged roof, but we can work directly with your insurance company to get you and your home or business back to pre-storm conditions!
What is Wind Damage?
While most thunderstorms accompany rain, hail, and wind, wind damage can happen to your roof even without other accompanying weather events! This makes wind damage one of the most common forms of roof damage, especially in the higher altitudes that are found in North-West Colorado.
What Causes Wind Damage?
Wind really doesn’t have to be that strong to cause roof damage. Even slower gusts of wind can easily raise the shingles or metal panels off of your home in a second, exposing your roof to possible rain & water damage. Not all damage is visible to the naked eye, but all damage will result in leaks and further damage if left unrepaired.
How Does Wind Damage A Roof?
Wind damages a roof by physically pulling roofing materials, such as shingles or metal panels, off of your roof. Wind damage can also occur by blowing debris, like tree branches, onto your roof, causing shingles and other roofing materials to be ripped off.
Where Does Wind Damage Occur?
Wind damage can happen on any part of your roof but the most common place we see the damage is at the edge of the roofing system. Anywhere material is even a little bit loose, the suction of the wind can lift it up and rip it off. Once the underside of the roofing is exposed, not only can rain get in, but it also gives the wind more to grab on to.
Does insurance pay for wind damage?
When your home is damaged – inside or out – the damage is typically covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy! It’s important to call Berlet Roofing immediately following a storm to do an inspection, as most policies will want to see proactive action taken by homeowners, and most claims need to be filed within 24 months.
Are you unsure of how to handle insurance claims? Are you overwhelmed by trying to navigate your adjustment? We will handle your claim for FREE – and work hand in hand with your insurance companies’ negotiated price – GUARANTEED!
Here are just a few ways that Berlet Roofing handles insurance claims:
- Free claims management and assistance for wind, ice, and hail damaged roofs
- Guaranteed roof replacement for the insurance company negotiated price
- Complimentary roof analysis prior to filing a claim
Your insurance claim should be a well-handled and worry-free process. When working with Berlet Roofing, we guarantee that your roof will be installed for little to no out of pocket cost and that the BEST roofing team in North West Colorado will not only replace your roof but work with your insurance company directly too! Give us a call TODAY to get a complimentary roof analysis!