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Emergency Roof Repairs Cost?

On average, roof repairs in Southeast Pennsylvania cost between $500 and $2,500. The repair costs depend on the degree of the damage, the location of roof damage and your roof’s material. Smaller, more minor repairs can be done quickly and for a relatively low cost, while more severe storm damage to your roof can be a large project costing several thousand dollars.

For a precise quote on repairs to storm-damaged roofs, contact the experts at Certitude Home Improvement today.

Damage LevelCost
Minor $200
Moderate $600 - $2,000
Severe $2,000 - $6,000

Hail & Storm Repair Services

After an intense storm, you’ll want to call someone to inspect your roof. Certitude offers a handful of hail and storm repair services to help extend the lifespan of your roof. You can expect:

  • A Free & thorough roof inspection for storm damage and hail damage. The inspection covers roof shingles, gutters, skylights, flashing, vent hoods, vent stacks, & chimneys. Free estimates for all recommended roof repairs.
  • Free estimates for all recommended roof repairs. Prompt, expert repair and/or replacement of storm-damaged roof elements.

How hail damage affects asphalt roofing materials

Roof inspections following hail storms have educated roofing contractors about how hail damage affects different roofing materials in different ways.

Asphalt shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life.

Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of the roof to another. This variation is primarily due to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at 90 degrees.

Common roof problems from storm damage

Water damage is one of the most common signs that your roof has been damaged from a storm. If you see discoloration on your ceiling, it could mean that water is getting in through your attic. You may also have water damage in your attic if you notice:

  • Damp insulation
  • Discoloration
  • Bulging walls or ceilings
  • A musty smell
  • Mold growth
  • Cracks in the ceiling

Quick repairs for hail damage to prevent roof leaks

High winds that often accompany hail storms can cause blow-off damage that should be repaired right away. Hail-damaged roof shingles may not cause a problem for months or years, but it’s wise to call Certitude Home Improvements as soon as possible to see if the damage merits roof repair or replacement.

No matter what Mother Nature throws your way, Certitude's roofing services can provide peace of mind and help protect your home against the elements. We provide free inspections and estimates for hail damage repair throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania including West Chester, Wayne and Malvern. Give us a call or get an online quote today!

Severe Weather Overview

Severe Weather Reports in 2022

Pennsylvania saw 546 severe weather reports between January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.

Total Tornado Hail Wind
Pennsylvania 546 7 43 496
Thunderstorm + Hail

43 Hail Reports & 496 Wind Reports During 2022

Severe storms have sustained 58+ mph windspeeds. Strong winds loosen shingles on your roof and cause them to crack or blister. Hail damages your roof by wearing down the granules on asphalt shingles. When shingles are worn down, loosened or fractured, the areas under the shingles are vulnerable. Leaks are common with both phenomena. Over the past 12 months, Philadelphia has seen the most severe thunderstorms with 77 storms reported. Pittsburg saw the most hail with 38 reports.

Severe Thunderstorm Reports Hail Reports
Philadelphia 77 8
Pittsburgh 31 38
Allentown 12 2
Erie 12 7
Reading 13 21
Scranton 27 8
Malvern 25 1
West Chester 25 6
Rain + Snow

Rain and Snow Affect Your Roof

Heavy and consistent rainfall gravitates to and infiltrates any weakened areas on the roof. It’s important to inspect your roof to make sure water is flowing off properly to prevent leaks and moisture damage. After a snowstorm, inspect and remove any snow or ice buildup along the edges of your roof. The weight of the snow damages your roof and gutters. In the last 12 months, Philadelphia received the most rain with 38.5 inches reported. Scranton reported 26.9 inches of snow, the most in PA.

Average Rainfall Average Snowfall
Philadelphia 38.5 inches 18 inches
Pittsburgh 30.4 inches 11.1 inches
Allentown 37.9 inches 23.6 inches
Erie 26.3 inches 14.1 inches
Reading 37.4 inches 23.7 inches
Scranton 34 inches 26.9 inches
Malvern 37.8 inches 24.8 inches
West Chester 38 inches 23.4 inches
Hurricane + Tropical Storm Overview

13 Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Since 2000

Tropical storms and hurricanes bring wind, rain, flooding and tornado threats at a higher, more sustained level. Pennsylvania has seen impacts from 8 tropical storms and 5 hurricanes since 2000.

2000 - 2022
Tropical Storms 8
Hurricanes 5
Hurricane + Tropical Storm

Most Destructive Hurricanes & Tropical Storms in PA

Wind and rain are the main threats to your PA roof during a tropical storm or hurricane. A tropical storm has sustained winds of 39 mph - 73 mph. A hurricane has sustained winds of 74 - 95 mph as a category 1.

Year Impact
Tropical Storm Allison 2001 241 homes destroyed; 1,300 homes had major damage
Tropical Storm Henri 2003 $3.5 million in damage; 380 homes damaged
Tropical Storm Hanna 2008 E1 tornado in Allentown, PA
Hurricane Ike 2008 Winds 70+mph; 180k without power, State of Emergency in PA
Hurricane Irene 2011 706k without power, floodwaters not seen in over 140 years; 70+ winds
Tropical Storm Lee 2011 6 - 10 inches of rain, 14+ inches of rain in some areas
Hurricane Sandy 2012 “Superstorm Sandy”; 20+ inches of rain; 1.2 million without power; State of Emergency in PA
Tropical Storm Cindy 2017 Flash flooding; EF1 tornado in Long Pine; wind damage
Tropical Storm Fay 2020 Microburst/wind damage; flooding
Hurricane Ida 2021 Record flooding; extensive tornado damage

Frequently Asked Questions

Is storm damage covered by home insurance?

Yes. Homeowners insurance usually covers most types of storm damage from high winds, hail and lightning.

What size hail will cause roof damage?

Hail around 1 inch in diameter or bigger will damage your roof and prompt an insurance claim.

How do storm damage claims work?

After a severe storm, file a claim with your insurance company. An adjuster will come and assess the damage. You’ll pay your deductible and the rest will be covered (dependent upon your coverage limits).

Can small hail damage siding?

Yes. Hail of less than 1 inch can damage older siding. No matter how strong/new your siding is, large hail will crack, chip and break siding.

Can you write off storm damage on your taxes?

It’s possible. Only a federally declared disaster can be claimed.

$0 Down financing available!

At Certitude Home Improvements, we offer a variety of easy-to-use financing options for homeowners in Pennsylvania. During our in-house visit, our specialists will create a financing plan that works for you! We offer financing options for any of our services.

Certitude Home Improvement offers lifetime workmanship and manufacturer warranties.

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