Wind Damage Roof Repairs

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When A Summer Breeze Becomes A Bully

A gentle breeze is lovely as you sip a glass of lemonade on the front porch. But when that little breeze comes through on steroids, your roof may be in for some trouble. Roofs are generally pretty stable. Homebuilders take their geographic location and regular windspeeds into account when deciding which type of roofing system to install. Nevertheless, strong winds can come by surprise and wreak havoc on just about any roofing system. If your home was recently ravaged by strong winds, L and K Roofing can help. We are proud to provide you roof wind damage repair in the Cantonment, FL and surrounding areas, so dial (850) 446-6450 to learn more.

Wind damage is no joke. When wind hits your roof, it usually does not do so uniformly. Instead, it hits at an angle and travels up and over the roof with varying degrees of uplift. Uplifting pressure is strongest on the corners of the roof as well as along the edges. That makes these areas especially susceptible to wind damage. Additionally, as the wind makes its way across the surface of the roof, negative pressure, sometimes called suction pressure, occurs. This suction pressure literally sucks up or lifts shingles off the roofing deck. Loose shingles easily allow water to seep beneath. If left unattended, intruding water can cause damage and stains on ceilings and walls. But the good thing is, that when it comes to roof damage, you may be eligible for some financial help.

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L and K Roofing Helps With Insurance Claims, Too!

All shingle manufacturers publish wind warranties. These warranties give consumers an estimate as to how much wind their roof installation should be able to withstand. Different materials come with different wind warranties. Asphalt shingles range from 90 – 150 miles per hour wind resistance. Metal roofs can withstand wind gusts from 140 – 180 miles per hour, and tile roofs can sustain winds of up to 180 miles per hour. If your shingle was damaged at a wind speed below the manufacturer-published wind speed, reach out to the shingle manufacturer and file a claim.

On the other hand, if shingles are ripped off at wind speeds above the published manufacturer’s warranty, you can file a claim with your insurance provider. What’s more, is that L and K Roofing helps you through every step of the way so you’re not left handling confusing paperwork all on your own. In your time of need, it’s nice to know you have someone dependable on your side. Let L and K Roofing be that for you. We have decades of experience in the roofing industry and have been proudly serving the area for many years. To learn more about our services or to schedule your roof wind damage repair in Cantonment and Pensacola, FL, dial the roofing experts at (850) 446-6450.