Imagine professional athletes sending countless marbles at your roof at high speeds and you’ll have an idea of the scale of harm a hail storm can cause to your roof shingles and other roof accessories (skylights, gutters, vent hoods, etc.).
After a devastating storm, your first roofing concern should be to see if there are any leaks in the roof. These water leaks can cause massive damage to the interior of your home. Even if your roof makes it out of a hail storm without any leaks, there may still be enough hail damage to be concerned out. That’s why it’s important to contact the roofing experts at Freedom Restoration & Roofing to inspect your roof for any hail damage.
We will conduct a complete inspection of your whole roof and take note of any signs of roofing damage that was caused by hail. Our expert roofing inspectors have the experience to be able to identify problems and suggest any needed roofing services, whether it's roof repair or roofing replacement.
Experience is the key education for roofing contractors that conduct roof inspections after hail storms. Many times it is the contractor that educates the insurance inspectors about hail damage and the effects it has on different roofing materials.
Due mostly to the wind that drives the hail, the damage can show up in a varying degree from one part of a house roof to another. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
Hail damage to asphalt shingles: Shingles can get broken or cracked tabs from hail impact, 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.
Hail damage to wood shingles: Wood shingles will often crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain and can cause parts of shingles to break loose. This will quickly bring about wood rot and water damage.
Hail damage to slate roofs: Impact from hail may crack slates, although cracks tend to not as common as with wood shingles. Slates sometimes break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof.
Hail storms bring high winds that can blow-off shingles and other materials. This damage should be repaired right away. Hail-damaged roof shingles may take months or years before you see the damage, that's why it is wise to contact your insurance agent as quickly as you can to see if the damage calls for a roof repair or a roofing replacement. you do not want time to run out or unnecessary damage to occur! We provide free inspections and estimates for hail damage repair in St. Peters, O Fallon, Warrenton and surrounding areas throughout Greater St. Charles. Give us a call or get an online quote today!
No matter what Mother Nature throws your way, Freedom Restoration & Roofing's roofing services can provide peace of mind and help protect your home from the elements.
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