How to Deal With Hail Damage

By Stacy Mellete

Hailstorms don’t happen often, but they can be damaging when they strike. Regardless of the size, hail can dent ordinary metal roofs, and bruise or crack average asphalt shingles. You can’t shield your house from hailstones, but there are ways to minimize their impact on your home’s structural integrity — and your own pocket.

In case your roof needs hail damage repair, Affordable Roofing Systems recommends doing the following:

Schedule a Professional Inspection

It’s imperative that you set up a complete roof evaluation after a hailstorm. Looking for damage from the ground can help you assess your roof’s condition. However, you shouldn’t breathe a sigh of relief if you find no causes for concern from there, because red flags aren’t always visible to the untrained eye.

A thorough inspection allows pros to take a closer look at your roof efficiently and safely. Roofing experts can accurately identify every single sign of damage and create a storm damage restoration plan.

Don’t Procrastinate on Repairs

The hail marks on your roof may not appear menacing, but you shouldn’t ignore them. Putting off necessary repairs only lets the damage worsen with continuous exposure to the elements. Before you know it, you have bigger and costlier roofing issues to contend with.

Get a New Roof When Necessary

In most cases, timely roof repairs would suffice to fix different forms of hail damage. On some occasions, though, tackling a complete replacement project is the more sensible route to take. This is especially true when your roof was already damaged prior to the hailstorm.

Getting a new roof costs more money than repairing your existing one, but think of it as an opportunity to strengthen your defense against storms. This can be a great time to invest in a sturdy metal roof or an asphalt shingle product with enhanced impact resistance.

Set up an appointment with Affordable Roofing Systems, roofing experts in Tampa, to address your roof’s hail damage or increase its protection from inclement weather.

Call us at (813) 542-8462 to schedule your roof evaluation, and get a free estimate in Largo, Tampa or Brandon, FL.

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