What to Do When Hail Damages Your RoofOne of the most damaging storm forces to a roof is hail. Whether golfball-size or baseball-size, it’s all destructive to roofs, even new ones. Being proactive is crucial in protecting your home’s most valuable feature. A home’s roof should last on average 30 years; however, when storm damage occurs, no roof (of any age) is invincible to hail damage.Downed tree limbs from hurricanes and severe thunderstorms sometimes pale in contrast to the damage of hail storms. TruBlue Roofing has years of expertise dealing with hail damage to roofs. Our team is well trained in recognizing damage from hail, and we can help you choose the right repair options for your roof and budget.
Inspect Your RoofAfter a hailstorm, inspect your roof from the safety of the ground. You may notice pock marks or broken shingles. A professional roofing contractor will be able to spot hail damage right away and in locations that you won’t be able to see from the ground.If the dents from impact are deep enough, they can damage the waterproofing layer of the roof. Remember it only takes a small puncture to allow water to seep into the roofing deck and attic. This will lead to water damage, rotting, and mold.
Be ProactiveYou can invest in hail guards, wire mesh, and shields to protect your roof before hal happens. Different roofing materials absorb hail impact differently, so it’s best to choose high quality roofing materials that prevent hail damage. For instance, you wouldn’t want to have a roof with aluminum gutters, aluminium siding, or even asphalt shingles. You can find some asphalt shingles that are more resistant than others, but it’s best to ask an experienced roofing contractor for advice in choosing the best roofing materials for your roof.
Hire a Roofing ExpertTaking the DIY route for inspecting your roof may leave you with damage that you couldn’t spot right away. This of course could lead to future leaks and mold later down the road. Having a professional roofer do a proper inspection of your roof will give you the reassurance that you’ve done your due diligence and are prolonging the life of your roof. Roofs should last you at least 30 years, but with wind and hail damage, your roof’s lifespan could be drastically cut short.At TruBlue Roofing, we are highly experienced in detecting hidden hail damage that could lead to leaks and holes in your roof. After conducting the free roof inspection, we’ll offer you the most appropriate solutions if needed. We will conduct a comprehensive inspection of the inside and outside of your roof, ensuring every inch is inspected.Would you like to learn more about your roof? Check out these articles:
- Fall Roof Inspections (General)
- Why you need to have your roof inspected
- Inspecting your Roof Checklist (Overall)
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