Why You Should Never Ignore Hail Damage

By Stacy Mellete

Did a recent hailstorm hit your area? If you answered yes, then there’s a good chance that hailstones have caused some damage to your roof. For experts in roof repairs, even the smallest signs of hail damage can be a cause for concern. Why should you never ignore hail damage? Here are some of the biggest reasons.

 

Moisture Damage

The most obvious consequence of hail damage in your roof is the increased risk of leaks. Hailstorms can cause cracks or punch holes through the shingles, creating a path for rainwater runoff to seep into the more vulnerable areas of the roof. Even a small hole can cause major leaks later on, so you’re better off having the damage fixed right away.

Structural Problems

Impact damage can severely weaken most types of roofing materials. If the surface layer didn’t get damaged, the force of impact and the weight of accumulated hailstones could’ve put some stress on the supporting structure. Storm damage restoration experts recommend performing a thorough check on the roof especially after a heavy hailstorm.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is always a major factor when looking at a roof’s performance. With hail damage, punctures and cracks on the roof could compromise its ability to keep the home insulated. If left unchecked, poor energy efficiency can cost you a lot in the form of unusually high electricity bills.

Getting Professional Repairs

Repairing hail damage requires the right equipment and skills to ensure long-lasting results. That being said, you should refrain from trying to fix the roof and look for a professional roofer to get the job done. Aside from guaranteeing better results, having the pros work on your roof is also much safer and takes less time.

Get hail damage repaired by the best in the area. Affordable Roofing Systems is the leading roofing company in Tampa, Largo, and Brandon, FL. You can call us at (813) 542-8462 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.

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