The roof is your home’s first line of defense against weather extremes. While many roofing materials today are more durable and efficient, there’s only so much they can take. High winds and particularly hailstones can be quite damaging to the surface of your roof. Make sure to contact your local roof repair contractor immediately if you think your roof has suffered hail or storm damage
Read on to learn how storms and hail affect residential roofs.
Your Roof vs. Storm & Hail
High winds can curl or lift roofing shingles. When this happens, the shingles become more prone to developing leaks. T hey can also tear off shingles from the roof, leaving affected areas exposed to the elements. After a storm, it’s always a good idea to have your roof checked out by professional roofing contractors.
Moreover, the severity of hailstorm damage on roofs depends on various factors. Hailstones come in different sizes and densities. From afar, these stones may look round, but up close you’ll see that they have sharp edges that can harm your roof. The wind’s force and direction also play a major role in the impact of hail on your roof.
How Do You Know If Your Roof Has Damage?
You don’t need to climb onto the roof to determine if the system has suffered storm damage. While waiting for your roofer and after ensuring conditions are safe, go outside and walk around your house. While doing so, check the gutters and downspouts for dents or cracks. On the ground, look for fallen or torn shingles. You should also check other parts of your exterior like the siding and window sills for dents, warping and buckling.
For your roof replacement and repair needs, turn to Lifestyle Home Improvement. Our team is also here to assist with filing insurance claims. Give us a call at (405) 485-9939 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients around Oklahoma.