Roof Hail Damage Repair In Greenville SC
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Last year, hail and high-speed winds caused around $15 billion in damages in the United States alone. This accounted for about 40% of insurance claims and led to hundreds of damaged homes.
The costs associated with hail damage can quickly add up because hail affects just about anything outside, including your car, your windows and your roof. Some signs of hail damage are obvious, like a broken window or a dented car. But it’s the small, unnoticeable damage from hail that takes a trained eye to spot. Even if you don’t have obvious holes in your roof due to hail damage, you likely still need a hail damage roof inspection to find out how much damage you’re dealing with and how to proceed with any roof repairs needed.
The effects of hail roof damage can differ according to a range of factors: hail size, wind speed, wind direction, the material of the roof, age of materials and slope all have an effect on the possible roof damage that occurs during a hail storm. Hail damage is bad for a roof when it leads to roof leaks and other issues.
Damage can be functional or cosmetic, and it’s the cosmetic damage that is sometimes more severe than it looks. Things like broken edges, bruises, punctures and granule loss can cause serious complications, though they may seem cosmetic at first.
Severe roof damage, like shingles ripped off the roof or tree branches down, is obvious, but minor damage may be difficult to detect with an untrained eye. Get a roof inspection for a trained professional to assess the hail damage on your roof or follow our helpful tips.
The first place to look for damage caused by hail is your gutters. High-impact hail that causes roof damage will most likely dent your gutters and/or downspouts. This is the easiest place to see and evaluate when looking for signs of roof damage. If there are dents and dings on your gutters and downspouts, you’re likely to have problems on the roof.
Gutters will also fill up and clog due to granules that shingles can shed when hail hits them. Clogged and overflowing gutters indicate that hail may have damaged your roof.
The second place we suggest looking is your siding, and the third place is your deck. Both of these areas will experience damage from a bad hailstorm and are easy indicators for potential shingle damage. Any hail damage on our siding or deck means you should get a roof inspection.