How Hail Affects Your Roof

How Hail Affects Your Roof

Residents of Colorado are no strangers to hail. We regularly experience hailstorms, many of which are quite damaging. If you are a first-time homeowner or moved to Colorado, you may not be familiar with the devastating effects that hail can have on your home. That is why we want to discuss this topic with you here today.

What Hail Does to Your Roof

Put simply, hail is ice in spherical form. And during a storm these pieces of ice can come crashing down onto your roof with incredible force. Depending on the size of the hail, it can obviously cause extensive damage. The force from the hail can fracture your shingles and leave your underlying layers compromised. If you do not notice or ignore roof damage, this will leave room for devastating damages down the line. Such as water damage to the structural pieces of your home that your roof serves to protect.

What Hail Damage Looks Like

After a storm, it is a wise idea to get onto your roof and inspect it for damage. Hail damage can typically be identified by holes in parts of random shingles. Another good sign that your roof has sustained hail damage is if you notice leaks in your attic.

What You Can Do to Protect Your Roof from Hail

Hail damage is truly not something you wish to experience. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to protect your roof long before a hailstorm ever arrives. For one thing, you can hire a contractor to hail proof your existing shingles. Or you can inquire about replacing your existing shingles with stronger, more weatherproof ones that can stand up to tough storms.

The bottom line is that hail damage is more than just cosmetic and should not be ignored. If you find yourself affected by a serious storm and need help mending your roof, give Innovative Builders a call. Our company was born out of the storm season and our desire to help our neighbors and we would love to help you. And when your insurance company claims that the storm you experienced falls into “an act of God” category and does not want to pay out, we can help you with them as well.

By Innovative Builders 1-11-2021