Monday, March 16th, 2015
I have to admit it: I love a really good storm from time to time. It's amazing to see how powerful Mother Nature is! Unfortunately, as impressive as they can be, sometimes storms can cause some serious damage to your roof! A family in Chalfont contacted Summit Roofing & Siding after a particularly heavy storm left their roof full of active leaks. When we inspected the damaged roof, we noticed that the roof's construction was actually contributing to the damage...and nearing collapse! The original 3/8" plywood was not up to the task of holding the added weight of the multiple layers of shingles laid on the roof. It had been soaked completely through, and was so damaged that it was risky to even walk on the roof during inspection for fear of collapse. The customer had filed a storm damage claim with their insurance company. After taking a close look at the roof ourselves, we contacted the insurance company directly to negotiate the best compensation possible for our client. Once the insurance company had agreed to what we felt was a satisfactory reimbursement for the damages, we immediately set to work replacing the roof. The entire decking was replaced with 1/2" think plywood, which was far more durable than its predecessor. We then installed brand new underlayments, and completed the roof with top-quality Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles. With this durable, long-lasting new roof over their heads, our clients can now enjoy future storms from the comfort of their dry, protected home! If your roof has suffered from storm damage and needs to be replaced, give us a call! We will work with your insurance company to get the best possible rates for you, and you can count on our high-quality work to last for years to come. Contact us for more information and get a quote today!