Falling hail and rain are weather occurrences that vary in terms of severity. However, when they happen violently, they can bring long-term damage to your roof. As a homeowner, understanding the dangers of such events is important to help you mitigate any damage before they hit hard the next time.
Roof leaks are not uncommon after a big storm has passed. However, that’s not the only thing to watch out for in your home. Shingle blow-off and displacement of fascia and flashings may occur as a result of strong winds. Regular wear and tear on roofs exacerbated by storms and other severe weather conditions can be hard to identify and determine. This makes filing an insurance claim a challenge for any affected homeowner.
Hail occurs when air moving upward carries raindrops where temperatures reach below freezing. Raindrops go back and forth, gathering other tiny particles until they double or even triple in size. They fall to the ground as hailstones once they become heavy enough. They can cause significant damage not just to roofing systems, but also to the other parts of the property’s exterior as well as to motor vehicles and anything else in their path.
Evaluating Roof Damage
While assessing the damage to your roof and your home is necessary following a storm, doing so on your own is not recommended. Your best bet would be to enlist the help of a professional: this way, you avoid damaging your roof any further and keep yourself safe. Even when you don’t go up the roof, you can document or take note of the extent of the damage by taking images from the ground level.
Patriot Roofing LLC provides fast, high-quality roof repair services you can rest assured your roof and other components will continue to protect you. With our factory-trained pros inspecting your roof, we can identify potential damage you can’t see, which, if left unattended, could lead to costly problems.
Call us today at (405) 217-0473, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Edmond, OK, and the surrounding areas.