Wind Damage Repair Services
You can’t always beat Mother Nature. West Michigan wind storms are known to loosen, rip, and remove shingles. After a windstorm has damaged your roof, the professional roof inspectors at Premier can help outline the damages and help determine what really needs to be fixed.
What To Do After a Wind Storm
Wind damage can be subtle and may not physically cause leakage immediately after the storm. Shingles suffer an accelerated granular loss due to wind storms decreasing the product life and performance. Granular loss exposes the asphalt mat of a shingle constitutes damage and can shave years off your shingle’s longevity. Many insurance companies have a “statute of limitations” on how long you can claim damage from a storm.
It is often difficult to tell the extent of roof damage after a storm. Contacting one of our inspectors is the best way to find out if your roof needs repair. We will thoroughly inspect the roof to help determine if repair or replacement is needed.
Creating & Maintaining a Roof to Withstand Hail
During a windstorm, the design goal of a good roof is to route the wind’s force from the roof down the walls, then to the ground. If your sheathing and gables aren’t up to the challenge, your roof might end up in the neighbor’s yard.
Properly installed shingles are rated to withstand winds of 90 mph. Premium and specialty shingles can withstand up to 150 mph. Many of our customers select our designer shingles to help protect their roof from the high winds.