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Tuesday, Mar. 13th 2018

Roof Damage Caused by Spring Storms

Roof damage to your home in the aftermath of a Spring storm can wreak havoc and cost you a lot of money. Depending on the severity of damage, it can require anything from replacing a few tiles to needing a complete new roof. A roof protects your home’s contents, increases its value, saves you money on heating and cooling costs, and protects the home against hidden damage. All too often we don’t address roof issues until there’s a problem, such as damage from a storm.

Storms are a common occurrence in the Kansas City area in the Spring. Hailstones can puncture the roof, high winds can dislodge the shingles, and downed tree limbs can result in devastating damage to your roof. AAS Restoration and Roofing recommends you get out in front of any roof damage to your home by inspecting it now.

AAS Restorarion roof damage vent outside of homeTo assess your roof for storm damage, check gutters, roofing accessories, and windows, inspect the area around the outside of your home, and look for leaks and water spots in your attic and ceilings. When you inspect your roof for damage and make any necessary repairs before deterioration occurs, there are several issues you need to look for, including the chimney flashing, any ponding that might be present, proper ventilation, and the condition of the shingles or tiles.

Chimney Flashing prevents rainwater from entering where the chimney joins the roof. Issues that can cause problems are improper installation of the flashing, not being ground into mortar or brick, or old worn out materials. Damaged tuckpointing or the lack of a cricket behind a large chimney can also cause leaking. If there is staining near the chimney, you most likely have a flashing issue.

Ponding can also be an issue resulting in roof damage. On a roof that doesn’t have a proper drainage path, in particular, a flat roof, water can form in small pools on the surface of the roof and cause leaks.

Ventilation on the roof needs to be balanced so that the intake is equal to the exhaust. Placement of the vents is important, they can create dead zones in the attic if not properly located on the roof. Inadequate ventilation can cause condensation to form inside the attic which leads to mold and staining. The attic temperature should be within 10 to 15 degrees of the outside temperature, and proper ventilation will keep it in the proper range.

Things to look for in shingles are if the edges are curled or cupped, there are any bald spots where the granules are missing, and if there are any cracked or chipped shingles or tiles. If your roof is older, it is definitely going to be prone to damage.

AAS Restorarion roof damage project outside of homeIf you have discovered roof damage, call a contractor you can trust, and call your homeowner’s insurance company. AAS Restoration offers full service for roof damage due to wind, heavy rain or hail. Our certified inspector will assess the damages and provide an estimate. We can do a complete roof replacement, or a simple patch if that is all that is necessary. Our experienced staff will address any additional damage that has occurred, including replacing gutters, siding, windows, paint, awnings, and HVAC systems. One phone call to AAS is all it takes to ensure your loss will be handled professionally and in a timely manner.

AAS Restoration and Roofing has been serving Missouri and Kansas for more than 30 years. We have the capabilities to do all of your roof repair work as well as any roof replacements. Our service department is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With our experience in disaster relief and our commitment to excellence, we have completed many new construction and re-roofing projects, giving the individual homeowner or business owner peace of mind knowing they are in good hands with a professional roofing company, local to their community.

AAS Restoration, 24 Hour Emergency Service, 816-861-1550 – 3131 – Wheeling Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64129

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Kansas City, Missouri 64129

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