Above: 4 layers of tarpaper left on this roofs deck by the 4 companies that replaced this roof before us. For the last 40 years this roof has been installed poorly. We finally fixed it. The last contractor sold this owner a "Full" ice ad water shield system. They covered the whole roof in a peel and stick based product that we place in the valleys and at side wall flashings to prevent leaks. There is no measurable benefit of this in our region but we suspect it was a storm chaser because this is a popular method up north where ice damning causes water to back up under the shingles as ice and snow melts. Texas does not get much snow or ice which is why manufactures do not call for this in north Texas.
When companies leave felt paper like the photos above it make finding rotten decking and leaks impossible. When we replace a roof we take it all the way to the yellow deck to ensure that you have a smooth flat roofing system that will last you 20+ years. The decking on the Cedar Hill Texas home to the right was actually a repair that Allstate tried to deny. It took a lot of our time and additional meetings with the insurance company for us to explain the damage in a way that resulted in roof getting covered by insurance.
No matter what form of storm damage you have, you must make sure that your damage is properly assessed and your home is properly restored. When you need is down right, call 24-7 Restoration Mansfield, TX 682-999-8732