Your roof provides vital structure and protection for your home. As the topmost portion of your home, it often takes an unfair beating. Hail, debris, snow and ice, and even the wind work against your home, breaking down the shingles on your roof. Some roof damage is minor and only requires a few shingle replacements or a simple patch. However, at times it may be necessary to replace the entire roof. Let’s take a look at the various types of storm damage and reasons for repairing or replacing your roof.
Damage from Hail
When huge storms build up during the spring and summer months, you can bet that hail is present. These balls of ice can fall in an arrangement of sizes from pea-sized to golf ball-sized and larger. Most homeowners don’t fret over the small pieces but feel quite anxious when the hail sizes reach larger diameters. Unfortunately, even the smaller sized hail can cause roof damage.
Our professionals know that in order to check for problems, you have to get a close look. Hail damage is often difficult for the untrained eye to notice. The obvious signs include dents in the roof, the gutters, and even vents. Not-so-easy to notice signs are shingles with missing granules. While this may not seem like a big deal, even the smallest hail pieces fall from the sky with significant force. This force is enough to compromise the integrity of the shingle. Your roof might not leak immediately, but if left alone you could be paying for more than just roof damage in the future.
If the damage is significant enough, you could be looking at a complete replacement. Inspectors usually determine this by the number of hits in a specific area. A lower number of hits usually results in repair, while a larger number will mean a completely new roof.
Damage from Fallen Tree Limbs
Trees are the perfect solution to shading your home and keeping it cool in the summer months. However, when those same trees grow, their branches reach out and often extend to your roof. It may seem like a major issue, but even the gentle breezes blowing the branches back and forth can scrape the composite from your shingles. Over time, this compromises the integrity of your roof. Be sure to trim your trees back and replace damaged shingles immediately.
High winds, heavy snowfall, and ice accumulation put tree limbs at risk of breaking and falling. If that tree is near your home, it could also mean significant roof damage. In some cases, you could be looking at a complete replacement as these heavy branches usually punch through the roof. However, in the event that tree limb or branch fell and did not crash through your roof, it’s still important to have a professional look at the damage (there will still be damage) to determine the extent of the damage.
Your home is a place where you should feel safe and secure. If your roof is compromised by hail damage, high winds, snow, or ice accumulation, immediate attention is needed. Keep your roof and home intact with help from All American Restoration. Our residential contractors specialize in storm damage repair and stand ready to inspect your roof for all types of damage. We believe that our future is built on the relationships we have with today’s customer. Contact us today for your roofing needs at (763) 315-3911.