Extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and thunderstorms, are a fact of life no matter which part of the country you live in. And with severe weather comes severe roof damage and this is especially true for hailstorms. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not feel the need to have their roof checked out by a roofing contractor immediately after a hailstorm.
In today’s post, your friends over share the two main reasons why hail damage on your roof should never ever be ignored.
Shortened Roof Service Life
In some parts of the United States, hailstones the size of golf balls falling from the sky is not uncommon. Just imagine the type of damage it can do when it lands on your roof. Even smaller hailstones can cause punctures, dents and cracks which can all lead to leaks if left untreated. A barrage of hailstones will also dislodge the protective granules on the exterior surface of asphalt roofing shingles. When this happens, a roof replacement will not be too far away.
Hail damage can be tricky as it is not always visible when viewed from the ground. This is why it is important to have your local roofer inspect your entire roofing system immediately after a hailstorm.
Voided Warranty and Insurance
As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to keep your roof in good repair. Hail or any type of storm damage, if left alone, will most likely be considered as negligence on your part by your insurance provider and roof materials manufacturer. If you ignore hail damage on your roof, you will end up shouldering the cost of a roof repair or replacement yourself.
If you have recently experienced a severe hailstorm in your area, be sure to give the experts over at Anderson Restoration LLC a call at (281) 376-7474 or fill out our contact form and we’ll send someone from our team immediately to inspect your roof, free of charge.