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What To Do After a Storm
Hail and wind damage can be subtle in nature and may not physically cause leakage immediately after the storm. Shingles that suffer accelerated granular loss due to hail and wind storms are decreasing in product life and performance. Granular loss that exposes the asphalt mat of a shingle constitutes damage, and can shave years off your shingle’s longevity.
The subtle nature of hail and wind damage is that it may pose no immediate threat to the structural integrity of the roof. However, many insurance companies have a “statute of limitations” of how long a hail or wind claim is viable. If you have experienced a loss such as hail or wind damage it is wise to take care of the problem right away, before it leads to other associated problems.
Identifying hail and wind damage after a storm requires the professional inspection of an experienced roofer. We know and understand how hail damage affects different roofing materials. Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
Roof hail damage on asphalt singles: Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life. This damage usually qualifies the homeowner for an insurance claim. If you have weathered a storm and are concerned about your roof we will come out and inspect your dwelling and help you do what is best for your dwelling.
99% of our repairs are due to ice dams, Always remember to complete general maintenance on your roof to prevent leaks. What is an Ice dam?