Hailstorms are a nightmare for any homeowner. Hail even as small as a quarter can inflict damage to your roof, causing cracked, dislodged shingles. Think of hail storms as an onslaught of golf balls hitting your roof. Now imagine how much damage it can do if hailstorm after hailstorm occurs.
Through early detection of hail damage and regular maintenance, you can keep your roof in good condition and avoid costly repairs. Our hail damage specialists at PERTEX Roofing and Construction, LLC share a few pieces of advice when identifying signs of damage on your roof:
Check the Exterior Parts
Windows, gutters, downspouts and doors are also exposed to outdoor elements much like your roof. This makes them a good place to start checking for hail damage. See if these parts have dents; if they do, it’s possible your roof is also damaged.
Look for Broken, Missing Shingles
Hailstorms can be brutal, allowing them to break shingles, especially if the roof is old and not well-maintained. If you neglect parts of your roof with damaged shingles and don’t replace them soon, you’ll be facing more than just hail damage. Water can seep into your home through the missing or broken shingles, causing leaks. To avoid these problems, get hail damage roof repair as soon as possible.
Inspect the Shingles for Possible Erosion
When hail hits your roofs, it scratches the material on the shingles and causes them to lose some of their granules. This makes the underlying layers of your roof vulnerable, as rainwater can slowly erode the material of your shingles.
Don’t let hail damage cause more problems for your home. If you think your roof needs professional fixing and maintenance, our team will be there to help; we offer emergency roof repair. Call us today at (214) 473-5888. We serve Plano, TX and the surrounding neighborhoods.