How Hail & Wind Damage Can Compromise Your Home’s Roof
Hail falls in a variety of sizes and shapes; typical hail damage is hard to spot by the naked eye, with hail as small as marbles able to cause damage to your roof and other exterior components of your home.
This small hail damage can go unnoticed by homeowners and compromise their roof and other home components, leading to these components failing prematurely and leaving their home at risk. If homeowners do not get a roof inspection at the first sign of damage or after a severe storm, it may come with significantly higher repair costs in the future.
Today, insurance companies have started to enforce time limits in which homeowners must report their damage to ensure they are covered. Typically these time limits are restricted to a year after the storm damage has occurred, but they can be as little as six months, all depending on your insurance provider and policy. Insurance carriers prefer homeowners to have a qualified roofing contractor to verify damage before submitting a claim to limit any unnecessary claims.
The team at Robey Roofing is trained to identify all types of storm damage per industry standards and are available to service all homeowners.
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Signs of Possible Hail Damage
- Recently had severe weather in your Area
- Small Dents & Knicks on Roof
- Cracks and Marks on Roof or Siding
Effects of Hail Damage
- Increase in Shingle Granule Loss
- Premature Failure of Roof System
- Premature Failure of Siding
- Premature Failure of other Exterior Building Items
- Voids manufacturer’s warranties
Signs Your Roofs Has Been Compromised by Severe Weather
Severe storms usually come paired with high winds, and wind damage to roofing systems can come in a variety of forms.
With the quality of roofing products in the manufacturing stages, asphalt shingles have significantly improved with advancements in technology. The majority of the wind damage items listed are not visible from the ground!
So, if you think your home has experienced wind damage, you may have noticed one or all of the following items
Asphalt Shingle Roofs
- Missing or Blown off Shingles
- Torn or curled shingles
- Lifted / Loose shingles
- Exposed Nails
- Leaking Roof
- Broken Shingle Seals
- Creased Shingles
Flat Commercial Roofs
- Complete or Partial Blow Off
- Insulation Unattached or Shifted
- Attachment of Membrane Compromised
- Popped and Exposed Fasteners
- Perimeter Metals Lifted or Creased
- Leaking Roof