Hail damage on your roof is a serious issue. It’s not simply that the hail causes little dimples in the shingles. It’s that the hail may compromise the shingles, reducing their ability to protect your home and keep it watertight. Here is what you need to know about hail damage on your roof.
Asphalt shingles are coated with tiny granules. They exist to protect the shingle from the harmful rays of the sun. When hail hits the shingle, it can do one of two things. It might simply press the granules into the asphalt, or it might cause the granules to loosen and wash away in the storm. Either way, your shingles will be at-risk for dry-rotting as the sun beats down on the exposed asphalt.
Hail can also cause problems for your gutters, valleys and the flashing that is installed around vents and chimneys. Every little pound of hail is like hitting that metal with a hammer. Throughout the course of the hailstorm, the nails that are holding the flashing in place can pop loose. The metal may also become weaker and prone to tearing.
Hail damage on the walls and gutters can be spotted from the ground. If your area has gone through a hail storm, you will want to take a careful look around your property. Start with the gutters, downspouts, and siding. These are the easiest places to find hail damage because the telltale ding will be visible.
Inspecting the roof should be left to the professionals. Every year, people fall off their roofs and are seriously hurt. You can trust Oklahoma City roofing contractors to come out and inspect your shingles for hail damage. Here at Robbins Roofing, Inc., we can carefully examine the shingles and the flashing to be sure your roof is still watertight and will remain that way.
Expenses incurred repairing roof hail damage is covered by most insurance companies. This is because the insurance providers know that a new roof is far less expensive than having to replace all the contents of the house because hail damage caused the roof to fail. When we’re up on the roof, we’ll take pictures of the damage that you can share with your insurance company. Quite often, hail damage will result in a full roof replacement to ensure that the home is protected.
Here at Robbins Roofing, Inc., we‘re a roofing company in Oklahoma City with more than 60 years of experience. We offer roof restoration services as well as repairs. To learn more about our services and qualifications, please visit us on Facebook.