When a summer storm blows through your area, it can wreak havoc on your home.
What looks like minor roof repairs, or small siding issues, could turn into a need for an entire new roof. Or, the wind and rain could do major damage, and you might have to get a replacement roof (or replacement siding).
At this point, you want to make sure you hire the top roofing contractor and roofing company in your area. That is where Jim Rhubart Roofing comes into the frame.
At Jim Rhubart Roofing, we stand as the pinnacle of roofing excellence in Woodbine, NJ, and across South Jersey. With an unwavering commitment to our three core values, we set the stage for an unparalleled customer experience. Our principles of superior customer service, steadfast long-term loyalty, and unwavering integrity guide every interaction and decision we make. As a proud third-generation owner of our family roofing business, I can confidently affirm that our team embodies these values in every facet of our work. From the very first phone call that connects us to you, to the moment we conduct the final walk-around upon project completion, our dedication shines through. It’s this devotion that has earned us the trust of our friends and neighbors in Woodbine and throughout South Jersey, making us their go-to choice for roofing needs.
Whether it’s residential or commercial roofing, our 45 years of industry experience serve as a testament to our expertise. You can rest assured that the service we provide is unmatched. The legacy of quality and excellence that we’ve built over the years is a promise that we deliver on, each and every time. Your roofing needs are our priority, and we’re here to ensure that your expectations are not only met but exceeded. Experience the Jim Rhubart Roofing difference – a commitment to craftsmanship, integrity, and community that truly sets us apart.
What kind of roof damage can occur with storms?
1. Roof tiles are missing or damaged, with pieces scattered around the yard.
Missing shingles or damaged shingles, with chunks of broken ceramic and other fragments strewn throughout the lawn, could be a major issue and lead to major roof repair costs. In some places, jagged pieces of tile protrude dangerously from the roof edge, while in others large sections have completely fallen away.
The debris on the ground consists of a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes – evidence of what was once an intact system of roofing materials. The damage to the structure is clear and poses a risk to those who may be walking beneath it.
2. Shingles are curled, cracked, broken, or missing from the roof.
The shingles (asphalt shingles, wood shingles, etc) on the roof are discolored and warped, with many of them cracked or broken. What’s more, some shingles are completely missing, leaving gaps that allow water and debris to enter the home.
These gaps can easily be identified by their jagged edges, which are a stark contrast to the smooth lines of the new tiles that remain intact.
The damage likely goes deeper than just surface level too; parts of the roof deck may have been compromised by excessive moisture from wind-driven rain or snow buildup, leading to further structural weakness. This could lead to costly repairs
3. Water stains on the walls, ceilings, and floors of the house.
Water stains on the walls, ceilings, and floors of the house can be identified by their dark discoloration. These marks are usually caused by condensation from the warm air inside of the home coming into contact with cold surfaces such as windows or walls.
This phenomenon is known as “sweating” and it is more common in homes with inadequate insulation. Not only does this cause an unsightly appearance, but it can also lead to serious structural damage if left untreated.
Additionally, these damp areas provide a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can present both health and environmental risks.
4. Cracks in the walls and ceiling of the house.
Cracks in the walls and ceilings of the house can be identified by their jagged lines and abnormal angles. These cracks are usually caused by movement in the home’s foundation, such as from extreme weather conditions or settling due to age.
Over time, these cracks can become larger and deeper, allowing for the entry of moisture and other elements that could lead to further damage. Not only does this create an unsightly appearance, but it also poses a risk to the structural integrity of the building if left untreated.
Additionally, these cracks may provide pathways for pests or rodents into the home, which could cause health issues for residents.
5. Peeling or cracked paint on the walls and ceilings of the house.
Peeling or cracked paint on the walls and ceilings of the house is a common sight in older homes. The tell-tale signs of this damage include bubbling, cracking, chipping or flaking of the paint surface. This can be caused by excessive humidity levels in the home, water leaks from pipes, windows, or roofing materials, improper cleaning methods, or age.
In addition to being an eyesore and decreasing the value of a home, peeling/cracked paint can also pose a health risk as it may contain lead and other hazardous chemicals. Furthermore, other forms of structural damage may be hidden beneath layers of peeling paint and should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid any further complications.
6. Loose mortar between bricks, blocks, and stones in exterior walls.
Loose mortar between bricks, blocks, and stones in exterior walls is a sign of foundational damage. The mortar serves an important purpose of holding the masonry together, so when it becomes loose it can lead to significant structural issues. Loose mortar can be identified by a crumbling or powdery material around the edges of each brick or stone, as well as gaps between them.
Over time, these gaps can become larger and deeper – allowing moisture and other elements to enter the walls and cause further damage.
Additionally, the lack of support from the loose mortar means that heavy rains or strong winds could cause the wall to collapse if left unaddressed. Replacing or repairing this type of mortar should always be done by a qualified professional in order to ensure that it is done correctly and safely.
7. Rotting wood around roofs, doors, windows, soffits, eaves, and trim boards
Rotting wood around roofs, doors, windows, soffits, eaves, and trim boards is a tell-tale sign of water damage. As moisture enters the wood fibers it can cause them to expand and contract, leading to cracking and splitting. The wood may also become discolored or darken in appearance due to mold or mildew growth.
In addition to being an unsightly sight, rotting wood can lead to further issues such as insect infestations or weakened support for roofs and other structural components. Rotting wood may also be a symptom of underlying causes such as insufficient drainage systems or inadequate roof flashing. To prevent further damage homeowners should inspect their roof regularly for signs of water intrusion and have any necessary repairs made quickly by a qualified professional.
8. Leaks coming from the roof or flashing that are not easily fixed with a simple patch job.
Leaks coming from the roof or flashing that are not easily fixed with a simple patch job pose both aesthetic and structural risks to the home. If left untreated, these leaks can cause further water damage to the roof deck, sheathing, and other supporting structures of the home.
Additionally, they can lead to mold growth which can present both health and environmental risks. Furthermore, these leaks often occur in hard-to-reach areas such as valleys or around chimneys where it may be difficult to perform a proper repair job.
In cases like these, it is recommended that homeowners contact a professional who has experience with roof repairs in order to ensure that the job is done safely and correctly.
9. Clogged gutters filled with leaves and other debris that can cause water to back up into your roofing system or even overflow onto your lawn or driveway when it rains heavily.
Clogged gutters filled with leaves and other debris can be a major problem for homeowners, especially during the rainy season. When it rains heavily, these clogged gutters can cause water to back up into the roofing system, leading to costly damage and potentially even leaks inside the home.
If left untreated, this water can also overflow onto your lawn or driveway, creating puddles of stagnant water that could attract mosquitoes and other pests. Furthermore, clogged gutters can become heavy and pull away from the roofline if too much weight is put on them, which could result in further structural damage as well as an ugly appearance.
To prevent these issues from arising it is important to keep your gutters clean by regularly removing any fallen leaves and other debris that may have accumulated over time. Additionally, installing gutter guards or covers can help reduce the amount of maintenance that needs to be done while still allowing for proper drainage during rainstorms.
What repairs can Jim Rhubart Roofing do for you?
Hail damage roof repair, Roof truss repair, Roof inspection, Minor roof repairs, Roof valley repair, Roof leak repair: if your roof leaks, Jim Rhubart Roofing can fix it. Sagging roof, Roof verge repair, Roof pitch repair, Ridge capping repair, Damaged shingles repair, Missing or damaged shingles, Cracked shingles, Shingle repair, Structural repairs, Roof installation, and Roof vents. Skylight repair, Slate roof repair, Common roof repairs, Roof sealant, Existing roof repair, Leaking roof, Major repairs/Minor repair, Roof damage repair, Hail damage repair, and Debris removal.
At Jim Rhubart Roofing, we provide a wide range of residential roofing services to meet all of our customers’ needs. Whether you are in need of a full roof replacement for your old roof or just some minor repairs, our experienced technicians are here to help. We can keep roof repair costs (whether it is metal roofs, flat roofs, tile roofs, steep roofs) to a minimum with our warranties.
Call us today to set up your FREE storm damage repair estimate.