During storms, your roof can be damaged by winds that may tear, remove, or curl your shingles. Hail strikes could degrade your shingles from working properly in the future. We invite you to view some examples of roof damage below and use our storm damage checklist to access your situation. When you've experienced roof damage to your home or business, rely on 1st Call's 24-hour response, proven techniques, and one-year warranties. Make 1st Call Disaster Services your first and best choice for competent, genuine, and professional mitigation and restoration services. Contact us today for a prompt and courteous roofing solutions in Covington, Erlanger, Florence, Fort Thomas, Independence, Newport, and the areas in and around Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, OH.
High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck, underlayment, or old shingles exposed to the elements.
Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain.
Hail can leave dents or pockmarks in shingles, dislodging the protective granules that protect against rain and sun damage.
If you think you need a new roof – don't worry. This helpful guide will walk you through everything you need to know and everything you need to do to make your roof replacement go smoothly.
NOTE: We recommend you do not attempt to climb up on your roof. The roof structure may be weakened, and shingles may be slippery, especially after a storm. If you suspect roof damage, call us to assist you with your assessment.
We can repair any roof – from securing loose shingles or flashing, replacing missing or damaged shingles, re-bedding ridge caps, and replacing water-damaged roof decks. 1st Call Disaster Services has a team of experienced roofing contractors who can repair any roof damage you may be experiencing.
The pricing for new roofs depends primarily on the square footage of the roof surface, the type of material you choose (asphalt, metal, cedar shakes, tile, etc.), and the complexity of your roof (dormers, steep angles, etc.) Because we've been installing new roofs in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area area for so many years, we have the experience and resources to help you decide on a quality roof solution that will suit your budget.
Each shingle brand provides a different guideline for how long they expect their shingles to last. A properly installed roof will generally last up to 15 years with regular maintenance and inspection, especially after severe weather events.
While there could be some initial cost-saving in laying new shingles over an old, aged roof, we generally don't recommend re-roofing. Old shingles also mean an old roof deck. By tearing off the old shingles, our licensed roofing contractor will then be able to spot any areas of instability or damage to the roof deck that the shingles may have hidden. We can replace any sections where there may be wood rot. Roof installation techniques and materials have also changed over the last couple of decades, and your old roof may not be up to code. "Re-roof" jobs may also not carry the same warranties as a full replacement.
When you decide it's time to consider a new roof, consider first your budget and your goals. Metal roofs tend to last longer than asphalt shingles, but they cost more upfront and may not "fit in" with the neighborhood. Asphalt shingles are affordable, but some choices will determine the roof's overall aesthetic and potential lifespan. Consulting a roofing contractor to help you make these choices is best. They'll have the experience to help guide you towards the best result.
While it is very true that you can't just drape a tarp over a gap in the roof, tack down some nails and call it good enough, some form of fastener is required to secure the tarp while causing the least damage to the "healthy" areas of the roof. The owner of 1st Call Disaster Services is a preferred contractor with most insurance companies in Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area, though, and our method for securing the tarp is always accepted and appreciated by insurance companies. We wrap the edges of the tarp around boards to pull it taught and then carefully screw the board itself into the roof deck or the underside of the eaves.
Generally, we'll wait for a break in the rain before climbing onto a roof when the rain is still sheeting due to the safety risk. One of the best benefits to choosing 1st Call Disaster Services is that we live right here in Florence, KY, so we'll be watching the weather along with you. Just give us a call, and together we'll determine the best time to tarp your roof.
Yes! We can arrange for tree removal before roof tarping. We'll coordinate the entire project for you.
Probably not. Most attics lack the ventilation or air movement to draw moisture out. If your roof is leaking, there is probably some water damage as well. Not to worry; our team includes IICRC-certified water damage restoration technicians who will use moisture meters to determine the scope of the roof leak and place air movers and dehumidifiers. Because we're licensed general contractors, too, we can handle any of the repairs inside the house as well as the ones on your roof!
They often go hand-in-hand, depending on the extent of the damage. If your roof deck was compromised by the impact of a heavy branch or tree, we'll install a plywood board over the gap before securing a tarp across the roof. Board-up is required whenever there is damage that reduces the structural integrity of your house until permanent repairs can be made. Roof tarping, on its own, is only meant to keep out rain or other weather from causing more damage. We'll know the best course of action when we get to your place for the free inspection.
1st Call Disaster Services, located in Northern Kentucky, is locally owned and operated by Shane Heilman. We have the skills and equipment to handle any size restoration project, and we take pride in providing our community with the highest level of customer service.
We serve a two-hour circle around downtown Cincinnati!
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