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Category: Storm Damage

shingle hail damage bruise old roof
Posted on May 12, 2021 by baker-admin
So the other night, there was a heavy rainstorm, and your house was hit by hail, but how do you know if there was hail damage and what does hail damage look like? If you own a home in Texas, you already know that you will have guys knocking on your door any time hail falls in your area. They will all tell you that you have hail damage, and they know this because your neighbor had hail damage also. Read More...
Hail damaged shingles with chalk circle
Posted on April 19, 2021 by baker-admin
It's that time again in Texas when bluebonnets groves are everywhere, the grass is greener, and butterflies are floating around. But with April showers also come hailstorms and "roofers." When even the smallest of hail stones hit your roof, you can be sure that your neighborhood will be flooded with so-called roofers. While it is true that sometimes small hailstones can cause roof damage, it takes the "perfect storm" to do so. Read More...
Air scrubber in water damaged room with baker roofing & construction worker
Posted on March 29, 2021 by baker-admin
Water damage restoration is not a topic that homeowners wish to learn about, but when pipes freeze, a toilet overflows, or a water heater valve breaks, homeowners need to learn it quickly. This article will discuss the process of water damage restoration and some pitfalls to avoid. Water Mitigation Water mitigation is a process: water extraction, demolition (dependant on the severity of water damage), dry-out and dehumidify, and sanitizing. Read More...
Handful of Hailstones
Posted on May 18, 2020 by baker-admin
If you wondering does hail lead to roof leaks and water damage, then you have come to the right place. Hail damage, both small and large, can lead to much worse damage if left unattended. Small roof repairs can become major issues. Size Matters When it comes to hail damage, it is true, size matters. Not all hail will damage your roof and cause leaks, but this depends on several factors, Read More...
How do you know when your roof needs to be replaced
Posted on May 2, 2020 by baker-admin
More than 75% of homes in America have asphalt roof shingles installed on them. But how do you know when your roof needs to be replaced? While asphalt shingles come in many names, styles, and colors, the majority of roofs have either a 25-year or 30-year shingle. A 25-year shingle is the standard older 3-tab shingle from the past. The 30-year shingle is architectural or laminated, meaning it has an additional layer laminated on top. Read More...
how to choose a roof color
Posted on April 24, 2020 by baker-admin
Texas homeowners spend an average of 12.8 years in their home before moving. The average Texas roof life is 12-15 years, but hailstorms are possible every 4-9 years. So it is likely you will need to replace your roof once or twice while you live there. Choosing a roof color is an important decision, one that you could have to look at for the next 12 years. Read More...
8 Ways how to pay for roof repairs with no money
Posted on April 21, 2020 by baker-admin
Replacing your roof is expensive. There is simply no way around it but, it is also the most important component of your home. If your roof leaks, it can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and thousands of more dollars in personal property damage. Even just a small leak will become big damage when left unrepaired. Roof repairs for small leaks range from quite manageable to very expensive. However, Read More...
11 mistakes homeowners make when filing an insurance claim
Posted on April 15, 2020 by baker-admin
Severe weather in Texas is always just a question of when and where. Every year hundreds of thousands of hail claims are filed in Texas. Actually, Texas is first in the nation for hail claims representing 28% of all hail claims over three consecutive years. Add in tornadoes and high wind, and you are playing the Russian Roulette of storm damage. Your only recourse is to be prepared and educated. In the last 17 years, Read More...
hail deductible
Posted on March 20, 2020 by baker-admin
Do I have to pay a deductible for hail damage to my roof? This is one of the most common questions we are asked and the simple answer is yes, you must pay your insurance deductible, or you could be committing insurance fraud. In the recent past, this was overlooked by many contractors willing to bend the rules and work in the gray area just to be able to compete with all the storm chasing roofers. Because of this, Read More...
tornado behind a barn
Posted on October 24, 2019 by baker-admin
Texas is known for its fantastic BBQ, pecans, grapefruit, and sweet tea. However, unfortunately for us Texans, it is also known for severe weather that seems to drop out of that big blue Texas sky faster than a Nolan Ryan fastball. Severe thunder and lightning storms with large hail can happen in the spring, summer, and fall, but these storms can also produce tornadoes at nearly any time of year. Read More...