A Guide to Shingle Damage

Shingle Damage Guide

Thunderstorms and severe weather are a frequent occurrence throughout the year in Missouri. Depending on the severity of these storms, they can bring about destruction and wreak havoc in the places they choose to visit. From major structural damage to less serious roof and shingle damage, major storms and hail can cause a lot of damage to your home.

If your home has survived a storm recently, we strongly recommend that you have your roof and siding inspected for any form of shingle damage. While this type of less severe storm damage does not make its presence felt right away, it can lead to bigger problems down the line if left unrepaired.

Therefore, it is best to know today if your home has indeed been damaged so you can file a homeowners’ insurance claim within Missouri’s statute of limitations.

Here at Schneider Roofing & Remodeling, we can help you determine the extent of the roof and shingle damage your home has experienced. Please call our shingle repair and roofing company at 314-378-6623 today to get a free estimate or to schedule an inspection.

Types of Shingle Damage

The first step towards getting your roof fixed is to identify what kind of shingle damage you have. A professional roofing contractor such as Schneider Roofing & Remodeling can help you conduct a visual assessment and inspection of the roof damage brought about by the storm.

Shingle Damage Repair Guide

The types of damage we will look for will depend on the type of roof you have. The most common types of shingles being used today include:

  • Asphalt shingles – Asphalt shingles, also known as fiberglass shingles, are the most common type of roofing material that covers the majority of American homes. They are relatively inexpensive and easier to install than the other kinds of shingles. These shingles are coated with ceramic granules that provide color and additional UV protection. When a powerful storm strikes, strong winds, hail, and flying debris can knock off a huge portion of the granules, causing them to collect in the gutter or downspout. Shingle damage causing excessive granule loss will expose the asphalt base to the harsh elements, which will further deteriorate and shorten the lifespan of the shingles. Additionally, with strong winds and tornados, asphalt shingles may also be torn from the roof in chunks, leaving your roof exposed and unprotected.
  • Cedar shake shingles – Shakes are attractive to many homeowners who are fond of the rustic character that wood provides on cottage-style homes. However, a severe storm can cause serious damage to this type of roofing. For example, the cedar shake shingles can crack or split, causing water to leak and mold to grow inside the home.
  • Concrete tile shingles – Tile shingles are another popular roofing material these days. These shingles can simulate the appearance of wood shakes, slate shingles, or the more traditional clay tiles. Concrete tiles are durable and fire-resistant even with the passage of time. Unfortunately, the high winds a strong storm brings can tear off the tile shingles on your roof, leaving the inside of your home exposed and vulnerable to the natural elements.

Hiring a Shingle Repair Company in St. Charles

Regardless of the type or age of your roof, a severe storm can easily tear away and damage the shingles of your roof, leaving your home vulnerable to damage. At Schneider Roofing in St. Charles, we can help you with our roof shingle repair and replacement services. Contact our roofing company at 314-378-6623 today to schedule an inspection and to request a free quote!