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Final Touch Roofing Rapid Response Team
  .  .  .  Storm Damage Insurance Claim Service and Fast Repair.

Weather related emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life and can't be avoided. Immediate action after a weather event will limit damages and minimize consequential damage caused by exposure to the elements.

If your roof was damaged by a storm, call us for immediate, appropriate assistance.

Every member of our Rapid Response Team is experienced, knowledgeable, ready and equipped to get you back in your home or business fast.

We're there when you need us.

One phone call gets us started . . .

We are fully staffed to handle all the details of your recovery including:

 

 

  • Insurance negotiations
  • Material defect claims
  • Windows
  • Screen Repairs
  • Soffit/fascia repair and replacement
  • Gutter repair and replacement

 


Put your trust in a local leader!

Our name stands for quality exterior products and services. We have extensive experience working with all types of insurance claims. We will ensure seamless damage mitigation, repair and restoration.

Get back in your home or business fast!

Call (281) 341-5779 Now!



Do I Have Hail Damage? . . .
. . . What Does It Look Like?

Trust Us For your Hail Damage Inspections, Repairs and Insurance Claims Filings

Final Touch Roofing is a preferred contractor for 8 national insurance companies since 1999. We do in the field inspections for these insurance companies and know exactly what they are looking for and how to handle the entire insurance process.

If you have been in hailstorm the most obvious damage you see is to cars. You see the damage immediately after the last ice nugget has fallen.

You're horrified because the once smooth surface is now riddled with dents and pits.

Most people do not ever consider that their home was damaged as well.

Your roof is as susceptible to hail damage as the hood of your car. When hail hits your roof it creates a bruise. This bruise may have even cracked the fiberglass membrane and can allow water to seep into your home. It may not leak the day after the storm but over time it will happen.

Composition Shingles

It's difficult to determine whether a shingled roof needs to be replaced after a hail storm because the damage is not readily evident.

Our hail damage specialists are specially trained and experienced to determine the damage and make corrective action.

We check the entire roof structure and gutter system. If we see a large amount of granules reroofing would be a consideration.

Granules aren't just for appearance purposes, they're there to protect the asphalt based roof product (the shingle). It doesn't take much of a hail storm to dislodge a bunch of granules, thereby exposing the asphalt and shortening the service life of your roof.

If your roof went through a hail storm but no damage was readily visible but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. If enough granules were knocked loose, the sun will hit the exposed asphalt further damaging the roof and underlayment. The exposed asphalt will deteriorate and more granules will come loose. In a few months and after a few rains, the damage will be readily evident.

Many times hail storms produce visible damage, but beware, only a trained roofing hail damage specialist can uncover the real damage!

 

 



When you think of wind damaging your home, you usually think it takes a tornado, hurricane, severe thunderstorm or extreme winter storm to cause any major wind damage to your roof. But, wind doesn’t have to be strong to cause roof damage. Gusts of wind at 75 to 85 miles per hour can easily raise poorly-sealed shingles off your home, exposing your roof to possible rain & water damage.

Your roof is the last and first defense between you and the elements, you want to be aware of the damage wind can do to your home early on. During high-wind weather events, wind speeds fluctuate and sometimes even change directions. Consequently, roofing materials are lifted up, allowing debris to lodge between shingles and the underpinning of your roof. Over time, this process will cause your roof to deteriorate, and inevitably, you’ll lose roofing material and notice it lying in your yard.
 
Roofing materials are subject to damage from strong winds and flying debris. Generally, roofs are not designed to withstand winds of hurricane and tornado intensity. However, roofs may also be damaged by winds of moderate intensity, with gust that may reach 50 to 75 miles per hour. The primary cause of wind damage is from the partial vacuum created by wind blowing over the edge of the roof. Nature tries to neutralize the low-pressure area by bringing in air from a higher pressure area, usually from inside the building. This air pushes up on the bottom side of the roof assembly and, over time, loosens fasteners and breaks the adhesion making the roof susceptible to damage from the next moderate or strong wind. To counteract the effects of wind-uplift forces, the roofing and insulation should be adequately fastened to the roof deck, and a securely-fastened perimeter detail should be provided.

 



ROOF DEBRIS - Black & Brown Debris Stains on Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Debris staining on roofs produces fairly uniform black or brown staining in areas where due to low-slope or presence of overhanging trees, leaves, or organic debris collects on the roof slope.

Decaying debris may encourage fungal or algal growth

Lichens or even thick moss may also grow on such roof areas. Debris, lichens, or moss on a roof will shorten its life by holding water on the roof surface, preventing drying, and (in cold climates) adding wear and tear on the roof surface by freeze-thaw cycling.

In contrast, debris from an upper roof gutter that spills onto lower roof slopes may result in tan, white, or other stains depending on the metal of the gutter and the length of time that leaves and debris rest in it. (Photo at left).

The decision to permit the upper roof gutter to spill down the lower slope also risks creating an early wear-area and thus leaks on the lower slope roof.

Remedies for black or brown or gray debris staining on asphalt shingles: As cited above, cleaning off debris (gentle sweeping or washing, watch out for damaging the roof during cleaning), or cutting unnecessary overhanging tree branches may help.

Roofing Rafters Inspection

Final Touch Roofing inspects roofing rafters for structural damage!

What is a Roof Rafter?

Rafters support the roof sheathing and transmit the roof loads to bearing walls or beams below. The term "rafter" is associated with sloped roofs. When these members are found on a flat roof, they are called "roof joists", although they do exactly the same job.

Rafters can usually be seen overhead, when standing in the attic. Some rafters support finished ceilings, for example, where there is a cathedral ceiling. In this case, roof insulation is often fit between the rafters.