As a resident in the upstate of South Carolina, we are generally protected from most major storms. But that doesn't mean that we don't get enough severe weather to damage our roofs. Below are 2 of the most common ways out roofs get damaged in the Greenville S.C and surrounding counties.
When a hail storm comes through in most cases your roof will get damaged, but not always. Hail is very funny in the way that it falls and the houses/property that it affects. Some cases homes are damaged on one side of the street and not on the opposite. side. So just because your neighbor doesn't have damage doesn't mean you don't. The size of the hail also matters a great deal. This is just basic knowledge if you think about it, the bigger the hail the more damage it can do. The pitch of your roof and the direction the wind is blowing can impact the severity of damage done to your home. If you are curious if you experienced hail damage the best thing to do is give us a call and take advantage of our free inspection. Even if you think your home wasn't damaged it's better to hear that from someone who knows what they are looking for. It will save you in the long run.
Wind Damage is also fairly common in the upstate. Now it depends on the manufacturer and the type of shingle you have on how much wind it is supposed to resist. It also depends on if it was installed correctly, the direction of the winds, and if there are any outside sources helping lift the shingles such as a tree falling. Fortunately, in most cases, wind damage is much easier to spot as you can see in the pictures to the right. But not always you can have the wind lift up the shingles and break the seal and then fall back down. So if you have experienced very high wind gusts (50+mph) then give us a call and let us take a look.