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Dr Phillips/Orlando Roof Damage from Storms

October 24th, 2018

We can get some pretty intense storms in Central Florida. Those afternoon showers can bring strong winds and even hail. It can really take a toll on your roof. But what can a home and business owner do? Here are a few answers to some common questions we get about storm damage here at Schick Roofing.

This year’s storms has really did a number on my roof, how do I know if it needs repairs or a new roof?

Take a good look at your roof, are there any missing or damaged shingles? Look for any torn, cracked, or curled shingles. Is the damaged localized, less than 30 percent of your roof? Then repairs may be in order. Also, take a good look at the ventilation pipes, chimney, gutters, and flashing.

Check inside for any water stains on the ceiling, peeling paint, and the attic for dampness or leaks. If you’re not comfortable getting up on the roof or not sure there is damage, call the professionals at Schick Roofing for assistance.

A few of my neighbors noticed their roof has damage from a storm, but I don’t see any on mine, do I still need to get an inspection?

Roof damage isn’t always easy to see, especially from ground level. Leaks around the flashing or from lifted shingles can be almost invisible. Damage on architectural or dimensional shingles, and textured roofing is often times very difficult to notice.

Hail caused dents in shingles, if these dents are hard and deep enough they can damage the waterproofing layer underneath. While these dents are not very visible, they can allow water to drip through to the attic, causing water damage.

I’m great at DIY projects, can I inspect my own roof?

While you may be trying to save a few bucks, in the long run it may cost you. Roof inspections take proper training and equipment. It can also be very dangerous. At Schick Roofing we provide roof inspections to determine your roof’s remaining life expectancy and assessments of how to accurately mitigate future leaks. We give our customers an honest and accurate assessment of their roof and suggest a plan of action to maximize its life.

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