The consequences of wind, hail, or heavy rain can be severe for residents of coastal South Carolina. High winds are notorious for ripping roof materials clean off or causing them to crack and separate, leaving vulnerable areas. Large hailstorms can puncture and dent shingles. Excessive rainfall can lead to leaks and flooding which may weaken structures, disrupt electrical systems, and damage insulation. All these weather events put homeowners at risk of compounding issues, unanticipated expenses, and safety hazards.
When the clouds have parted after a severe storm and you suspect your roof is in disrepair, it is crucial that you do two things.
- Mitigate immediate problems as best as you can, from tarping or boarding gaping holes to putting something in place to catch the water that is leaking into your home.
- Call a professional for help. Never go up on your roof after it has sustained damage and attempt to inspect it yourself. Even checking it out from an attic or top floor can be dangerous. Without the proper training and experience, you could put yourself and your household in harm’s way.
At Lowco Roofing, we have provided numerous homeowners with storm damage repairs in Georgetown and Pawleys Island. When Mother Nature has given you hail and then some, contact us.
Our team provides unparalleled attention to detail and expertise that has come from years of experience cleaning up the mess storms have made of homes. We are locally owned and operated, which means we live and work in the same communities we serve. Unlike traveling repair teams that come for a short time after severe weather, we are committed to providing high-quality services and not interested in simply making a quick buck.
When you choose us, we can
- Secure your property with temporary measures to mitigate damage before we are able to perform full repairs.
- Thoroughly clear your property of debris, branches, standing water, and broken glass.
- Repair and replace roofing and siding, or even paint your home’s exterior or interior to leave it fully restored.
- Ensure the structure of your roof is in good shape and able to last long into the future.
“Great experience with Jamie and the Lowco Roofing team. They took care of the entire roof replacement process including the insurance claim.” - Christina K.
“Lowco Roofing did a fantastic job replacing our roof. We had to be out of town during the process and we came back to an exceptional job and nothing to clean up.” - Leroy H.
“From initial inspection to work completion, this business provided expedient, efficient work in a professional manner. Lowco sets a high standard of excellence!” - Linda U.
“They showed up on time and there were no problems. We sent numerous people to them and they were all very pleased with the company.” - Ann S.
“Everything went so easily and smoothly.. they worked with us every step of the way and were so helpful. Our roof looks great! I highly recommend them!” - Jessica O.
While a small leak in your roof might seem like a problem you can put off, it could have costly consequences in both the short and long terms—especially in coastal South Carolina where storms are frequent. If left unaddressed, leaks can introduce excess moisture over time that could cause wood to rot, metal fixtures to corrode, mold to grow, and paint to discolor. Should a large downpour hit, any kind of leak is liable to allow flooding and all types of water damage. The good news is that leaks are often simple and relatively inexpensive to fix, especially when you spot them early.
But how can you detect a leak?
Some signs show up inside your home, including unexpected mold on your ceiling or walls, water stains where there is no plumbing, and light shining through your attic or top-floor ceilings. Other signs you can detect by looking up at your roof. Anything from missing or damaged patches of shingles to separated flashing could indicate you have a leak or are susceptible to one in the future. If you notice any of these signs, do not ignore them.