Hail Damage is a Problem
Sure, your roof may have already survived a hailstorm, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t damaged. To make sure that there will be no leaks the next time it rains, you need to hire a professional roofer who can check your roof for damage. Once the roofer finishes inspecting the roof, he will also give you a hail damaged roof estimate.
What to check when inspecting your roof for damage:
- Sealant erosion
- Loss of roof granules
- Damaged fiberglass
Is it Time For a Hail Damaged Roof Estimate?
It’s important to bear in mind that hail does indeed vary in size and this means that the amount of damage it can inflict on your roof varies as well. If the hail is large, then you can expect the damage to be significant as well. That doesn’t mean though that smaller hail may not damage your roof. In fact, even hail that’s less than 0.5 inch in size can severely damage your roof. With that in mind, below we’re going to take a closer look at what a professional roofer will check after your roof has been through a hailstorm:
When installing a roof, shingles are not only glued, but also nailed in order to decrease the chances of them falling off and injuring someone. During a hail storm, the hail will damage the sealant which reduces the seal and increases the chance of shingles falling off.
Loss of Roof Granules:
Are you aware of the fact that your roof is actually covered with very small granules? These will not only protect the roof from the sun, but also from bad weather, and they can also prevent fire. In fact, it’s these small granules that give the shingles their color. If some of the granules on the roof get blown away, then your roof will become open to the things it was designed to keep out.
Fiberglass is used when installing roofs to improve structural integrity, but also as an extra insulation layer. If the roof above the fiberglass experiences damage, then this leaves your roof at risk for a wide range of problems. Small animals, but also moisture, and mold may invade your home. As a result, you may deal with unwanted nuisances, but also a spike in your bills.
What can I do if my roof was damaged by hail?
When a roof has been damaged by hail, it is important to take action as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage and ensure that the repair job is done right. The first step is to inspect the damage closely. A professional roofer can provide an accurate assessment of the extent of the damage, detailing which areas are affected and what materials and tools will be necessary for repairs. Depending on the severity of the damage, the roofer may suggest replacing all or part of the roof.
If only a few shingles require repair, then they can simply be removed and replaced with new ones. However, if more extensive damage has occurred, then it may be necessary to remove all of the shingles in the area around it in order to properly fix them back in place. In these cases it may be more cost-effective to replace rather than repair the roof if significant damage has occurred.
The process of repairing or replacing a damaged roof requires careful consideration and expertise from a professional contractor or roofer. They will ensure that everything is done correctly and safely so that your home remains protected from further weather-related issues. Additionally, when multiple shingles have been affected by hail, it is important for homeowners to consider whether repairing or replacing their roofs is most cost-effective in order to guarantee longevity and protect their property from further weather-related incidents down the line.
A hail storm can be very dangerous for your roof and even your home. If your roof has been damaged by hail, then you need to hire an experienced roofer. Call Acord Roofing or request a quote today and we will either repair the damaged shingles or replace the entire roof as soon as possible.