Storm damage

Storm damage

Central Illinois is no stranger to severe weather conditions. From hailstorms to tornadoes, your roof can suffer severe storm damage.

Central Illinois is no stranger to severe weather conditions. From hailstorms to tornadoes, your roof can suffer severe storm damage.

Storm damage? No problem. We've got you covered.

Central Illinois is no stranger to severe weather conditions. From hailstorms to tornadoes, your roof can take a beating. And while you may be ready for rain or shine, your roof might not be. Storm damage is no joke, and Blackhawk Roofing is here to ensure your roof doesn’t suffer. Our team of expert roofers can repair any storm damage to your residential or commercial roof.

It’s that time of the year again. The storm season has hit us hard, and the damage to roofs in Central Illinois has been terrible this time.

Strong winds during a storm can cause shingles to lift and even tear off your roof. And don't even get us started on the damage hail can generate. Mother Nature has decided to use your roof as her punching bag. Blackhawk Roofing has seen it all, and we're ready to tackle any damage your roof has suffered.

Our team is available 24/7 to repair the storm damage to your roof, whether a small leak or a significant repair. We take pride in our reputation as the best roofing company in Central Illinois, and we're committed to helping you protect your property with our top-notch services.

Common types of storm damage

Let's talk about storm damage. We're talking about the type that can cause serious harm to your roof—hail, wind, ice, and thunderstorms.

Hail can range from a tiny pea to a large grapefruit. When these icy spheres fall from the sky, they can cause significant damage to your roof, leaving pockmarks and dents everywhere. And in case you didn't know, the largest hailstone ever recorded in the US was a whopping eight inches in diameter. Yikes.

Now let's discuss the wind, which can knock down trees and power lines. If it's strong enough to do that, it can cause severe damage to your roof.

Ice is another culprit for roof damage—the type that can accumulate on your roof and cause problems, from leaks to damaged shingles. A cubic foot of compacted snow on your roof can weigh 30 to 45 pounds. That's a heavy load!

Finally, we have thunderstorms. They may be awe-inspiring, but they can punch out your roof. Lightning strikes, heavy rainfall, and high winds are just a few of the things that can cause damage.

Effects of storm damage on your roof

As the best residential and commercial roofing company in Central Illinois, Blackhawk Roofing knows all too well just how damaging storms can be. From hail the sizeof golf balls to winds that can knock over a giant oak tree, Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your roof in no time. So, let's review how storm damage affects the different components of a roof.

Shingles are the most visible part of your roof. They are designed to protect your roof from the elements but can get damaged quickly depending on their age, quality, and thickness. Hail can leave dents, tears, or holes in your shingles, compromising their effectiveness. This will ultimately lead to water damage, as rain can seep through the damaged areas and cause leaks. If you start noticing water stains on your ceiling or walls, it's time to call Blackhawk Roofing.

Next, we have the gutters. These unassuming channels are crucial in directing water away from your roof and foundation. However, they will not do their job effectively if they get clogged with debris (such as leaves, sticks, or dead animals). This can lead to water damage, mold growth, and even foundation problems. And imagine what happens when icicles form on your gutters during the winter.

Finally, we have the roof deck. This is your roof's foundation; if it gets damaged, your entire roof is compromised. High winds can lift shingles and even rip them off, exposing the roof deck to water and other damage. Additionally, if your roof deck is made of wood (and almost all homes have wooden roof decks), it can begin to rot. This can compromise the overall structure of your roof and your entire house.

Storm damage can also significantly impact homeowners' lives as they deal with expensive repairs, insurance claims, and temporary displacement. Storm damage is no joke. But fear not! Blackhawk Roofing can save the day (and your roof). Call us anytime. After all, we're the best in the biz!

The importance of timely repair

Be sure to address storm damages issues before the next storm hits. Act fast and call Blackhawk Roofing right away. Why, you ask? Let’s discuss some reasons why prompt repair is crucial.

First and foremost, addressing storm damage as soon as possible can prevent further damage to your roof. Letting the damage linger can leave your roof vulnerable to leaks, resulting in water damage to your ceiling, walls, and personal belongings. Dealing with a leaky roof is the last thing you want on your plate.

Furthermore, promptly addressing storm damage will save you money in the long run. Delaying repairs can lead to more extensive damage, resulting in costly repairs or a complete roof replacement. No one wants to break the bank on a new roof when it could have been prevented with a minor rehabilitation.

Don't let storm damage wreak havoc on your roof. Call Blackhawk Roofing today, and our team of experts will be there to repair your roof and put your worries to rest. Your roof will thank you.

How can Blackhawk Roofing help?

When Mother Nature unleashes her fury upon your roof, knowing that Blackhawk Roofing is just a phone call away is comforting. Storm-chasing companies can repair the damage your residential or commercial roof has suffered, but will they return if there’s a problem? Probably not—especially those out-of-state storm chasers. Blackhawk Roofing's team is available 24/7 to handle all your roofing needs.

Storm damage repair is just the tip of the iceberg regarding our roofing service. We provide a wide range of offerings, so whether you need a brand-new roof installation, a routine maintenance check, or a thorough inspection, Blackhawk Roofing has your back.

But “back” to storm damage repair. Blackhawk Roofing is a cut above the rest. Our team is certified and experienced in handling all types of storm damage, from wind and hail to rain and snow. We use only top-quality materials and industry-leading techniques to ensure your roof stays watertight and secure for years.

Take the next step

If the wrath of Mother Nature has hit your roof, don't panic. Look no further than Blackhawk Roofing, the top-rated roofing company in Central Illinois. Our team can tackle any storm damage to your roof. We pride ourselves on being the best in the business, providing exceptional customer service and top-quality roof repairs. Because when it comes to your roof, you deserve the best.

Call Blackhawk Roofing today!

Emergency repairs

The future is unpredictable, but Blackhawk Roofing has you covered with roof repair and roof maintenance services. If your roof has been damaged, and you'd like to prevent further damage to your roof and home, be sure you work with dedicated roofing professionals who make emergency roof repairs their highest priority.

Storm and Hail Damage. You certainly can't predict Central Illinois weather. Lightning strikes, tornadoes, ice storms, heavy snowfall, strong winds, and hailstorms can cause extensive damage. One strong storm can leave your roof in need of emergency repairs. Blackhawk Roofing will work with your insurance company and assess the damage to your roof. We'll recommend a long-term solution that makes sense for your home and circumstances. Storms can cause extensive damage to your roof. Blackhawk Roofing will work with your insurance company to assess the damage, provide you with an estimate, and then quickly complete an emergency repair of your roof. You can't predict Central Illinois weather. All it can take is one strong storm to leave your roof in need of repair. Lightning strikes, tornadoes, ice storms, heavy snowfall, strong winds, and hailstorms can cause extensive damage.

Leaks. When a leak threatens the integrity of your home, it can cause severe distress. Our emergency repair service provides a "right now" solution to your crisis.  One leak can trigger thousands of dollars in damage to items inside your home, some of which may be difficult or impossible to replace. With Blackhawk Roofing, you can count on a timely assessment and repair to make sure your roof can protect your home as quickly as possible. 

Blackhawk Roofing also does non-emergency roof repair work. We include a warranty for the work that we do. Just remember — when we repair one leak (or group of leaks) on your roof system, there is no guarantee that another part of the roof will not leak in the future.

Roofing service reviews

We are thrilled when our customers take a few minutes to give us feedback on the job we just completed. If you weren't satisfied with any aspect of your project, let us know right away, so we can make the necessary adjustments.

"The performance of Blackhawk Roofing has consistently been above and beyond our normal expectations. The company is responsive, their work is value-priced, project completions have been timely, and follow-up is excellent."

Commercial Roof Replacement
Springfield, IL

"We recently completed a roof restoration project with Blackhawk Roofing, and we are delighted with the results. From the initial estimate to project completion, working with your supervisor and roofing installers has been a very positive experience."

Residential Restoration
Springfield, IL

"We would like to express our appreciation to you and your company for the excellent roofing work performed to repair the roof at FitClub West. The crew was efficient, and the job was completed promptly with outstanding craft. From the initial site visit to the conclusion of the project, Blackhawk Roofing acted with professionalism. FitClub West will certainly consider BlackhawkRoofing for any future projects."

Commercial Roof Replacement
Springfield, IL

"Blackhawk Roofing is a great company to do business with. We needed our roof replaced, and we were very impressed with the service. All the people we dealt with at Blackhawk Roofing were very professional and courteous to us, from the first phone call to the completion of our project. We recommend them."

Residential Tear-off
Springfield, IL

"When we bought our new house, the existing roof had a lot of wear and was replaced. After calling around town, we were quoted over $11,000 by two other contractors. Blackhawk Roofing saved us $2,500! We were very impressed with their approach and found them to be highly professional. We love our new roof."

Residential Tear-Off
Springfield, IL

"I want to thank you for the excellent job of installing a new roof for our house. When the job was completed, it looked like a brand-new house. We couldn't be more pleased. Please feel free to use us as a reference."

Residential Roof Replacement
Springfield, IL

"It's great to find a company like Blackhawk Roofing these days. We had our roof installed by them two years ago, and we just called them back to do the roof on our detached garage. We couldn't be more pleased. Quality craftsmanship at its best."

Residential Repair
Springfield, IL

"We are delighted with the quality of work and professionalism that Blackhawk Roofing provided for our roof repair. Dan Schnell and his team are well-qualified to deal with the variety of waterproofing challenges we have experienced over the years. Dan has been a tremendous resource for us when due diligence is required."

Commercial Repair
Williamsville, IL

"Recently I needed some work done on the exterior of my house. I needed a new roof, new gutters, and new soffit and facia, plus carpentry work to replace rotted wood around the top and front porch. The side over the patio also needed repair. I was nervous about getting involved with a contractor, especially for this enormous job, but I hit the jackpot when I hired Blackhawk Roofing and owner Dan Schnell."

Residential Repair
Springfield, IL

"I highly recommend the services of Blackhawk Roofing. When owner Dan Schnell arrived at our home, he took several measurements and inspected our roof for underlying problems. He explained options for roofing materials and roof warranty with us. Then he emailed us an Estimate. In less than an hour, we knew the cost of our roofing repair and had our questions answered."

Residential Repair
Springfield, IL

"Excessive rain from a recent storm caused ponding and leaks on our company's rooftop. Blackhawk Roofing's fast response kept the damage to the interior of our building to a minimum. Fast, dependable service is what we have come to know with Blackhawk Roofing. We highly recommend them."

Commercial Repair
Springfield, IL

Need a roof inspection?

Regular roof inspections can help identify issues before they become major problems. It's likely easier to fix these issues now, saving you time and money in the long run. Your roof should be inspected at least once a year. Always hire a professional to inspect and maintain your roof. When Blackhawk Roofing inspects your residential or commercial roof, we'll also do the following tasks:

  • Check the flashings. Flashings are metal pieces that cover curves and edges of your roof around chimneys, vents, skylights, and intersections with other surfaces. Water can easily leak in and around them if they are damaged.
  • Look in the gutters. For asphalt shingle roofs, we will look in the gutters for pieces or grains of shingle. This is usually a sign that your shingles are deteriorating, and need to be replaced.
  • Inspect droops. If part of your roof looks like it's sagging, we'll examine it for moisture or rotting that may indicate it needs to be replaced.

A professional roof inspection will identify potential problems with your roof. Repairing these issues can prevent bigger problems, and keep your home or business safe.

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