The Effects of Hail on Your Roofing SystemBy Stacy Mellete
Hail-damage repair is always a real possibility in Florida. While it may not happen frequently, it is still a serious threat that can cost you a significant amount of money.
To prevent hail from wreaking havoc on your roofing system, make it a point to schedule regular roof maintenance and inspections.
Here’s a look at how hail impacts your roof’s well-being and overall performance.
The impact of hail plummeting onto your roof can crack or loosen your shingles. This can leave your underlayment exposed and susceptible to damage from weather intrusion. Remember that your roof has layers, each one crucial to protect your home from the elements.
Homeowners sometimes fall prey to the notion that hail damage comes only as a result of ice pellets raining down on your roof. This can subsequently lead to water damage, however. Unless you call for quick roof repairs, your home may be vulnerable to water intrusion should inclement weather conditions persist.
Just because your shingles survived the initial onslaught of hail doesn’t mean you should get complacent. The fact is that your roof pays the cost of constant exposure to the elements and that exposure will take its toll at some point. Hailstorms speed up the process. Small perforations can develop and leave your home vulnerable to water damage.
Though a rare occurrence, hail is still a tangible threat that can cost you significantly in terms of emergency repairs. Always keep your roofing system in tip-top shape and keep your trusted roofer’s contact details handy for when you need emergency services.
Affordable Roofing Systems is the storm damage restoration expert you can depend on. We are familiar with Florida’s unique climate and will work overtime to provide your home protection from the elements.
Our service area covers Brandon, Largo and Tampa, FL. Call us now at (813) 542-8462 to get a free estimate.