Roof damage is a problem you can’t just brush under the rug. Instead, it’s something you need to address right away. Some people, however, are intimidated by the roof replacement process, but this shouldn’t be the case. With adequate preparation, they can overcome the challenges that come with this endeavor.
Trees in the yard benefit your home in many ways. They provide shade that cools the roof, they help prevent soil erosion around your home, and they shield your home from high winds. Arborists, along with residential and commercial roofing contractors like us, recommend pruning your trees on a regular basis. Texas Traditions Roofing shares why this is important.
It means that the Texas Traditions Team is professionally trained in advanced damage assessment techniques.
In the roofing industry, the Haag name is very well known as a forensic engineering and consulting firm specializing in failure analysis, determining extent of damage and providing repair options. They developed a certification program for roofing contractors where their engineers teach a three-day intensive training session.
The program teaches participants how hail and wind interact with various roofing types, how to perform inspections safely and provides an understanding of roof area calculations and applicable codes. Contractors attending also gain comprehensive knowledge of manufacture, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage and repair costs for every major roofing type including composition, wood shingle/shake, concrete and clay tile, asbestos, fiber cement, and various synthetic, slate and metal.
Not just any contractor can sign up for training either. Experience matters. To be eligible to participate in the Haag Certification course, students must have completed a minimum of 100 residential roof inspections as the primary on-roof inspector.
Why should this matter to you?
It matters because you can rest assured that when Texas Traditions Roofing performs a free damage inspection, we understand what signs to look for and where to look, because we have been trained by engineers in advanced damage assessment techniques.
We won’t overlook areas that may be missed by other contractors who have not received advanced training. Problems caused by severe weather events aren’t always visible to the naked eye and often require a more intensive inspection.
Working for you and with you
If your neighborhood has experienced hail or other severe damage, our team of experts is ready to perform a no-cost inspection and meet with your insurance adjuster at your home to ensure that they fully understand the extent of damage. Download our free Storm Damage Guide to learn more about the process.
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During hurricane season, we are often subject to torrential rains when a storm makes landfall. This can cause roofs to fail under the stress of shedding all of the rain. If you notice a leak, follow these tips:
- Do not get on your roof if it is raining or it is wet. Wait for a trained and licensed roofing professional to inspect your roof.
- Document where the leak is, what room and where in the room. Snap a photo of the leak for quick reference.
- Make note if it is a new leak or a recurring leak
- Make note of when the leak was first noticed.
- Document what the weather was like at the time of the leak (speed and direction of the wind, type of rain, driving rain, etc.).
- How did the moisture occur with the leak? Was it a steady drip, heavy drip, no drip but wet sheetrock, etc.)?
- Once the wind and rain stops, walk around your house and note what you can see from the ground. Items such as: shingles missing or torn loose, storm debris that has fallen on the roof, tree limbs that have rubbed on the roof, etc.
Share these things with us when we perform a free inspection of your home to assess the damage. They will help with the inspection of the leak and determining the cause.
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