Severe storms bring all kinds of damage to your home. If you’re living in an area prone to hail storms, you should know the effects it could have on your roof.
Roof damage happens from more than the impact of the hail itself during these storms. After one comes through you have to identify the damage on your roof and single materials. But what does this type of damage look like?
We’ll cover every aspect of hail storms and what you can expect. You should prepare for the aftermath and roof damage that can come with these situations.
Effect of Hail Storms
After a hail storm there are a few types of common damage you might see on your roof/shingles:
- Cracked surface shingles breaking off on points of impact
- Immediate damage to the upper layer of asphalt shingles
- Penetration of water through the roof deck
- Bruises deteriorating after exposure
These types of effects can vary depending on what’s kind of material is on your roof.
For example, asphalt, composition, and wood shingles will all look different than one another. You’ll need to understand how coloration, texture, and patterns can help you predict where your hail damage to shingles will become an issue.
During the Event
Hail storms happen fast and sometimes without warning.
During a hailstorm, wind speed and direction can also have an impact on roof damaged material. Changes in the wind during a storm will change the location and impact of hail.
Hail size also plays a huge factor in potential damage. Most roof materials can withstand some impact. There are extreme cases where hail can be as big as a softball. Roof damage is mostly caused by the rigid edges that hailstones have.
There are a few natural barriers that can limit the destructive nature of hail. Tree cover, landscaping, or nearby homes might help prevent damage.
File a Claim
Repairing your damaged roof should fall under a portion of your homeowner’s insurance policy.
There will be a deductible met first, but you’ll need to review the damage of your roof before understanding what kind of coverage you’ll need. Documentation needs to be completed by getting on the roof and inspecting the size of the hail and the effects.
Understand how much damage hail can have to need to replace your roof in its entirety. In a severe hail storm, the effects of one event could result in a lasting issue if it isn’t dealt with.
The installation of new roofing materials leads to stronger and weatherproofed protection. The better built your roof is the more likely it will be to withstanding the effects of hail storms for years to come.
DMV Exteriors Home Protection
Protecting your home from hail storms is a priority. You want a business you can trust and DMV Exteriors can provide exactly that.
Family-owned and operated, DMV Exteriors provides exterior home services for the Sandy Spring and surrounding areas. We provide service to homeowners in Montgomery, Rockville, Columbia, and Howard Counties.
Our business sets itself apart from others thanks to our team of dedicated professionals. We provide an experience built on workmanship and quality without breaking the bank.
There’s plenty of options when it comes to protecting or upgrading your home. Roofing, siding, windows, doors, gutters, you name it. DMV Exteriors is focused on improving across Sandy Spring or wherever you call home.
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