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Top 5 Things To Know About Hail & Your Rooftop

Roof Repair Hail Damage

Storms can do a real number on your home, especially when there's hail involved. Ask any reputable and established roofing contractor, and they'll tell you they've had their fair share of hail-related roof repairs and replacements to contend with.

Many factors impact the severity of the damage, from the amount of wind included with the hail to the size of the stones themselves. If you're lucky, you have a sturdy, new roof with plenty of tree coverage to minimize the direct hits. Those who aren't so fortunate can be facing the need for roof replacement, even for a newer roof.

Being informed about hail and what you should know can at least help you to be better prepared. Make sure you also know the approximate age of your roof and the material type because it may come in handy during a post-storm assessment.

Not-So-Fun Facts About Roofing & Hail

According to reports for 2017, hail caused damage to over 10 million properties across the U.S., and one can only imagine it's been worse in the following years. Hopefully, you'll never face hail damage to any part of your property, especially your roofing system. But, just in case, here are a few things to be aware of:

  • Hail damage to asphalt versus wood shingles can look and be much different, so instead of making assumptions, it's better to get a professional analysis.
  • The slope of your roof can play an integral role in how much damage your rooftop sustains due to the amount of ricocheting that can occur.
  • Quick moving storms usually do less damage than those longer in duration that sit over an area - but, that's not always the case.
  • As a vital part of your roofing system, your gutters can also take a hit but steel gutters will weather a hail storm better than vinyl in most cases.
  • It's easier to miss some signs of hail damage which is one of many reasons it's better to let an adjuster do an evaluation of your property following any severe weather-related activity.

To find out more from a professional Fort Worth roofing contractor, contact Lighthouse Residential Roofing, LLC today!