SCBS has on-staff HAAG Certified inspectors who have been trained to forensically assess storm and analyze storm damage. These assessments are no cost service to SCBS clients. After a thorough inspection has been completed, SCBS will provide you with a detailed report which outlines any damage that may have been found.
If damage is identified, SCBS can provide you a proposal to repair the impacted areas. In some cases, your insurance policy may cover damage done by a storm. Should you decide to file a claim, our team has extensive experience working with insurance companies.
SCBS has a long and experienced list of subcontractors that we rely on and trust to help repair damaged roofs. Once SCBS has been contracted to begin repairs, we will design a build plan, coordinate with our subcontractors, mobilize to the site, and monitor/oversee the construction activities to ensure a safe work environment.
At the conclusion of construction activities, SCBS, LLC will provide you with a comprehensive close-out report. This report will detail all the work and finishes which were installed in your home or business. It will also include any warranties and optional extended warranties for the work which was performed. You will have the opportunity to walk the project with a project manager and point out any issues that need to be addressed prior to SCBS, LLC demobilizing from the project.
We Work With All Insurance Companies
Storm Damage: Hail and Wind
In 2018 alone there were more than 50 locations that were hit with hail 1 inch in diameter or larger. This size hail can cause damage to roofs that can lead to accelerated aging and if left unrepaired may cause more serious problems such as leaking.
With a shingle roof, the hail damage can be spotted by indentions or fractures to the shingle that aren’t visible from the ground. These indentations can cause granule loss which exposes the asphalt coating directly to the elements causing accelerated aging.
With a flat roof, the hail damage can be spotted by fractures to the coating in various sizes and locations. Over time water enters these hairline fractures and through freezing and thawing and material shrinkage, these fractures eventually open enough to allow water to penetrate through.
Most insurance policies cover hail damage (though it’s important to contact your insurance provider to clarify your coverage), however, these companies also have the tendency to write off most hail damage as cosmetic. Therefore, it’s important to have an experienced contractor who knows the difference between cosmetic and functional damage and can help ensure your roof is properly repaired or replaced before small damage turns into a big problem.
If your business or home has been hit by a hailstorm, it’s important to have it inspected by an experienced inspector as soon as you are able to avoid serious monetary loss in the long run.
Hail isn’t the only thing that can cause damage to your roof! High winds can also cause damage.
In shingle roofs high winds can curl and lift the shingles, loosening the nails hold them down, and in some cases, remove the shingle all together. The shingles could also end up curling causing them to be unable to keep out water as they’re intended to do. Beyond your shingles, these winds have the potential to damage or even remove gutters and flashing.
In flat roofs, strong winds have the potential to get underneath the roof materials and lift them if the flashing is not fastened to the roof securely. In the event that the wind has lifted the materials, it opens up the possibility for rain to now seep into these areas and begin rotting the roof. Additionally, the wind may scour the roofing materials, pulling up granules from the roof membrane causing faster deterioration of your roof.
These situations are not uncommon and can happen with winds of 40 mph to 50 mph and higher. While wind damage isn’t always obvious, an experienced inspector can help you spot it.
Don’t let hail and wind get the best of you. Contact SCBS, LLC today for a FREE inspection. Let us help you save money and time with our team of experienced inspectors available to guide you through each step.