Imagine Tiger Woods driving a thousand golf balls at your roof and you’ll have a good idea of how a severe hail storm can harm roof shingles and other roof elements (skylights, gutters, vent hoods, etc.).
Following a severe storm, your first roofing concern is whether or not the storm caused any leakage that might damage your home’s interior. Even if your roof does survive a hail storm without leaking, there may still be significant hail damage. That’s why it’s important to call in an experienced roofing expert like Alden Roofing to check your roof for hail damage.
We will thoroughly inspect your entire roof and look for any signs of roof hail damage. Our expert roofers have the experience to be able to suggest the appropriate roofing services, whether it's a roof repair or
roofing replacement. After a storm, we're the experts to call!
During the process of selling this home, the home inspector found hail damage. The Real Estate Agent reached out to Alden Roofing to confirm damage and give them a report of our findings. Thomas Alden confirmed the hail damage upon inspection and provided a quote for replacement with a dimensional shingle to match the original roof that included full removal and replacement of all shingles, underlayment, and accessories as well as a 5 year transferable workmanship warranty. We were able to complete the project in a timely manner so the owner could proceed with the sale!
Experience in roof inspections following hail storms has educated roofing contractors about how hail damage affects different roofing materials. Not surprisingly, hail damages different roofing materials in different ways.
Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
Hail damage to asphalt shingles: Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life.
Hail damage to wood shingles: Wood shingles can crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain and can cause parts of shingles to break loose.
Hail damage to slate roofs: Hail impact can crack slates, although cracks tend to be more random than with wood shingles. Some slates may break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof.
The high winds that often accompany hailstorms can cause blow-off damage that should be repaired right away. Hail-damaged roof shingles may not cause a problem for months or years, but it’s wise to call Alden Roofing as soon as possible to see if the damage merits roof repair or roofing replacement. We provide free inspections and estimates for hail damage repair in Austin, Killeen, Round Rock, New Braunfels, Cedar Park, Copperas Cove, San Marcos, and surrounding areas throughout Greater Austin. Give us a call or get an online quote today!
No matter what Mother Nature throws your way, Alden Roofing's roofing services can provide peace of mind and help protect your home against the elements.
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