A hail storm came through recently and I am not sure if my roof is damaged, what is the first step I should take?

HailstonesIt's often difficult to determine whether or not a shingled roof needs to be replaced after a hail storm because damage is not readily evident to the average eye.  Hail can damage your shingles, siding and gutters without any visible signs from the ground. If your hail was golf ball size or larger, it more than likely caused bruising to your shingles. PRC specializes in insurance restoration and offer Free Inspections. Our trained representative can discover hidden damage, separate hail damage from natural wear, educate you on the damage findings and make further recommendations on whether a repair or call to the insurance company is necessary. 

What steps should I take to make sure my contractor is reputable?

petra roofingThe first thing a homeowner or business owner should do before contracting with any roofing or construction company is verify their business is licensed through the state. Also, ask the contractor if they are part of your state's Roofing Association as well as a member of Better Business Bureau. Most importantly, make sure the contractor is licensed and carries liability and workers compensation insurance and request proof. If the contractor is not insured, you may be liable for accidents that occur on your property.  These four criteria will ensure the company you have contracted with is a reputable contractor and your property is protected through the repair process.



What makes PRC different than the other roofing companies?
Petra Roofing Company is family owned and operated.  Our company is professional, courteous and we have a high level of trust and commitment – both to our employees and clients. We consider it an honor and a privilege to be selected as your contractor.  Our commitment to you is to provide you with service and workmanship you will want to recommend to others.  

What is Ice Damming?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof andIce Damming Diagram prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. There is a complex interaction among the amount of heat loss from a house, snow cover, and outside temperatures that leads to ice dam formation. For ice dams to form there must be snow on the roof, and, at the same time, higher portions of the roof's outside surface must be above 32° F while lower surfaces are below 32°F. For a portion of the roof to be below 32°F, outside temperatures must also be below 32°F. When we say temperatures above or below 32°F, we are talking about average temperature over sustained periods of time.