How Does Hail Damage My Roof?

Hail… I refer to it as the colossal destroyer. It ruins cars, it ruins gardens, it ruins windows, and most of all it wreaks havoc on your roof. Even a small hailstorm may seem harmless at first glance, but once the storm is over the aftermath is always horrendous. Quite often the amount of damage on your roof is unknown because unless it is leaking into the house, most people don’t take the time to climb up on the roof and inspect it.

Leaks

Leaks are caused by hail damage approximately 35% of the time. If left unattended, leaks could lead to the development of mold and that may cause health issues for you and your family. Leaks caused by hail also ruin the strength of your ceiling, which in time will eventually start deteriorating. One obvious sign of hail damage is shingle health. Hail weakens your shingles when dents are imprinted. It is kind of like punching a foam pillow and having your fist leave an imprint. If left unattended, these dents gradually get bigger with the different weather patterns and eventually create holes for water to flood your roof and house.

U.V. Rays

Hail damage to your roof causes U.V. rays to seep through and begin to ruin your insulation. As this occurs, it directly leads to the development of asbestos, mold and mildew. The U.V. rays tend to also ruin your insulation and sometimes lead to house fires. In my experience, it seems that poor insulation from your roof is one of the typical precursors for electric fires. The U.V. rays deteriorate the insulation fitting which then leads the electric wiring to combust with the poor insulation. In other words, the hail ruins the shingles which is the first line of defense against U.V. rays. With the added magnification of these rays, the insulation in your home can become greatly diminished. The weakening of your insulation leads to a greater potential for an electric fire.

It is important to get your roof inspected after a hail storm. After a hailstorm, insurance companies are compelled to support your pursuit of a roof replacement because hail damage falls under the Act of God category. Under this category, filing a single claim will not affect your insurance premiums! A majority of people hardly ever check their roofs after a hailstorm, sadly. This is because most people do not want to grab a ladder and walk on a roof that may be weakened from hail damage. If you find yourself in this predicament, feel free to call Old Pro Roofing at 817-929-ROOF (7663). We will have a professional at your house within 24 hours to assess the damage caused by the hail storm free of charge. Our professional will also stay with you to protect your rights and make sure the insurance company treats you fairly. So when the colossal destroyer ruthlessly attacks your neighborhood, just know that Old Pro is here to protect you.

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