Our compassionate and dedicated team at Roofing for HOPE is constantly on a mission to give back to our community and educate you, the property owner, on the best ways to protect your most valuable investment!
For this reason, we’re going to be breaking down the effects of hail damage on your property. According to AON, hail and high-speed winds caused around $15 billion in damages last year in the US alone. So we HOPE this information can help you in the future if a hailstorm comes your way.
To start off, it’s good to note that hail sizes can range immensely – from as small as a pea, to as big as a softball – factoring into how much destruction it has on your property. Most of the time, hail can lead to cosmetic damage, but it’s often more severe than what’s at first glance.
DON’T LET A SMALL ISSUE TURN BIG
Things like broken edges, punctures, and granule loss often lead to many complications like roof leaks, electrical issues, rotting wood, or mold damage.
A common issue is granule loss, which exposes asphalt shingles and accelerates aging. Hard hail mixed with high winds can also expose fiberglass mats underneath shingles, weakening their integrity and forcing the shingles to blow off. This causes leaks as well as other neighboring shingles to tear, leaving your roof with bare spots – not effectively protecting it from future weather.
When fast winds combine with any size hail, your deck, shed, patio cover, window screens, metal fascia, paint, ridge caps, plastic roof vents, and possibly even vehicles may be harmed. Hail can also dent gutters, downspouts, and the aluminum siding on your property, as well as cause cracks to vinyl siding. At the worst, hailstorms can completely tear the siding off a property, crack windows, and damage metal fixtures.
We HOPE with this new information, you’ll be proactive and not ignore the signs of hail damage. Oftentimes, it’s hard to detect on your own, so contact us to do an assessment, and our experts will quickly inspect your property! We will also help you file your insurance claim, step by step. We understand hail damage can be stressful, which is why we want to ensure that you are safe, taken care of, and get the payout you deserve!