Roof Hail Damage Repair
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Roof hail damage
One of the most common causes of roofing damage is hail. While most roofing materials can withstand wind and rain relatively well, hailstones are almost always what cause the most damage. Unchecked hail damage can end up creating the need for complete roofing replacement, so it’s important to have roof hail damage repaired as soon as possible. Here are some tips on how to find hail damage:
How to detect hail damage
- Check metal objects near the home, such as mailboxes, for hail damage
- Check gutters for asphalt shingle granules
- Check on top of your roof for visibly damaged shingles
While it’s best to have professionals inspect your roofing, there are ways to check for hail damage to your roofing on your own.
Before you climb up onto your roof, make sure to check the area around your home. Objects like mailboxes and AC units, that are made of metal, can be a good indication of hail damage. If these objects are damage, you’ll notice dents in them, which indicate that their may well be hail damage to your roofing as well.
Finding asphalt granules inside the gutters is also a good indication of roof damage caused by hail. Additionally, like with the mailboxes and AC units, dents to gutters can also be an indication of roof hail damage in need of repair.
After you climb up onto your roof, check the metal flashing and areas near vents for dents caused by hail damage. Lastly check the shingles for dents or other signs of damage, and mark them for professional roofing repairmen to take a look at and repair if need be.
Hail damage varies depending on the type of roofing
Asphalt and metal roofing are quite sturdy against hail damage. Asphalt shingles may get damaged by severe hail, but can often be repaired easily. Metal roofing is even more durable and is rarely damaged by hailstones.
Wood, clay and concrete roofing are more vulnerable to severe hail damage. When it comes to wood roofing, it’s important to keep in mind that that the type of wood you choose has an impact on how well your roofing is able to withstand hail damage.
Slate is considered to be one of the strongest and most reliable roofing materials. It’s on the expensive side, but it’s well worth the investment if you can afford it.
What plays into how much damage a hailstone can cause?
Some of the factors that can end up affecting how much damage hailstones can cause to your roofing include the size of the hailstone, the speed at which it’s falling, as well as the windspeed. Larger hailstones and hailstones that are falling at fast speeds tend to do the most damage to roofing.
These days, roofing shingles are built to be more sturdy than they were in the past. Still, hail damage occurs every so often. Thankfully, 911 Exteriors Roofing & Fence is available to inspect, repair, and replace roofing!
What kind of damage do hailstones cause?
The damage that hailstones do to roofing depends on the factors we mentioned above, so larger hailstones that fall at faster speeds tend to cause the most damage. It’s extremely important to repair damage to your roofing as soon as possible, because unchecked damage can lead to poor ventilation. Poor ventilation can result in higher energy bills, which is something that no one wants.
When should insurance claims be filed?
If your roofing is past the point of repairs and needs to be replaced, you should make sure to have a roofing professional inspect your roofing and give you an estimate. However, you should make sure to file a claim before having someone come out to look at your roof. The reason for this is that most insurance companies want to approve of the roofing company before you hire them. There shouldn’t be an issue as long as the roofing company has certified contractors. Many insurance companies have a statute of limitations about how long you have to file a claim after the roofing damage occurs. 911 Exteriors Roofing & Fence has only qualified roofing contractors who can get the job done quickly.
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