Understanding Hail Damage And Roof Repairs

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 16:34

When the forecast calls for storms, one thing is for certain – your property could be at risk. Understanding how severe weather can impact your property is the first step in preventing related damage. When the damage cannot be prevented, finding a reliable contractor to help you determine whether or not you need repairs can be a challenge. At Ethos, we strive to help our clients make an educated choice when deciding on a contractor, which is why we've put together a comprehensive guide to hail damage and roof repairs.

Storm season is upon us, so keep reading to learn how hail can affect your roof, what the signs of damage are, and the process of damage related roof repairs.

How Does Hail Damage Occur?

From the size of the hail to the speed of the wind, there's no limit to the number factors that play into hail damage and roof repairs. The features of the storm itself are not the only causes for concern when it comes to hail damage, the quality of materials used and the state of your roof at the time of the storm can either help or hinder the process of damage.

Signs You Need A Hail Damage Roof Repair

When hail damage does occur, it can be difficult to recognize. Many expect to see gaping holes where colossal hailstones have penetrated the roof. This is not how most hail damage presents. These are some signs that you are in need of a hail damage roof repair:

  • granule loss
  • cracks in the surfacing
  • exposed matting
  • fractured matting

If you see any of these signs, or even think you see these things happening on your roof, it is time to call a trusted contractor to provide an inspection, estimate, and, ultimately, a high-quality hail damage roof repair.

Hail Damage And Your Roof

You probably know that the shingles used on roofs are commonly covered with a rough textured called granules. Many people assume that these granules serve only a minute purpose in the grand scheme of the roof, preventing the creation of a slippery surface or creating the ideal color aesthetic for a home. This is not the case, though. These granules actually serve a much bigger purpose, to protect the asphalt from the sun's UV rays.

What does this have to do with hail damage and roof repairs, you ask? Everything!

When these granules are damaged, it leaves your roof vulnerable because the asphalt is now exposed to the sun. With rain, wind, or snow, more and more granules will be disturbed, leaving more asphalt exposed. When the sun beats down on this exposed asphalt, it dries out and cracks, which then provides the opportunity for leaks and more significant damage to occur on your property.

This is why you want any hail damage fixed immediately and fixed right.

Selecting A Hail Damage Roof Repair Contractor

The general rule of thumb for choosing a contractor is to get three quotes. You don't necessarily need to go through this time-consuming process, but rather, find a contractor that you trust. Trust is the single most important factor when entering into uncharted territories, such as hail damage roof repairs.

At Ethos General Contractors, we will provide you with a no-obligation, FREE damage assessment and walk you through the hail damage roof repair process. We will even help you navigate the insurance claims process to make the entire repair process and painless and inexpensive as possible.

If you have hail damage and need a contractor you can trust, call the experts at Ethos today.