Does Your Roof Have Hail Damage?
Not All Hail Damage is Visible
Even if your roof appears to be OK, a hailstorm can result in hidden damage and can “bruise” the underlayment of your roofing system, weakening the protection your roof provides for your home. Damage to trim, windows, gutters, fences and more are often overlooked by homeowners because they are simply unaware of the process and many roofing companies will only repair or replace roofs. One phone call will consolidate all your repairs into one claim and save you time and the coordination of multiple repairs.
Has your roof been damaged during a severe hail storm? If so, you’re not alone, and Built Strong understands the stress and hardship that will result from a serious weather event. Even when there’s no visible damage to your roof or surrounding property, hidden problems are difficult to detect without the help of a seasoned roofing professional.
When damage from hail storms goes unchecked, unfortunate and costly issues will often surface at some point down the road. Being proactive offers peace of mind that the home’s value is never compromised, and the family’s safety is always guaranteed.
Homeowners should never make the mistake of believing their home was spared during a severe hail storm. If you have any question about the safety and overall condition of your roof, we urge you to contact us and arrange a no-cost, no-obligation inspection to determine exactly how your roof has been affected by a recent hail storm.
Your roof system is critical to your family’s safety and the value of your home. Let the team at Built Strong put your mind at ease by performing a thorough and profession roof inspection.
Beware of “Storm Chasers”
After a hailstorm, the area will be flooded by so-called “roofing experts” who flock into town, often from out of state to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners!
Most roofing contractors do not have the experience or insurance company connections to provide this assistance. We realize how stressful dealing with insurance claims can be. Our family will help your family make this process as stress-free as possible.
WHAT CAN HAIL REALLY DO TO YOUR ROOF!
Inside the massive test chamber, researchers fired 10,000 hail stones from the ceiling about 60 feet high down to a house and car. They created a four-minute hail storm. Researchers launched 1-2 inch balls of ice made of pure water and seltzer water, resembling the closest thing to actual hail. Hail stones were sent flying out of air cannons at speeds up to 74 mph.
Severe hail storms are the biggest severe weather threat to Minnesota homeowners. The Lone Star State had the most severe hail storms than any other state in the nation, causing $1.7 billion in damages last year. That’s more than hurricanes and tornadoes combined. In Minnesota, hail is the number one cause of homeowners’ insurance losses.
The most damage in the hail test was to the roof with damage to the gutters as well. Researchers recommend homeowners install impact resistant roofing instead of standard roofing, which had significant dents and damage.
Unfortunately, unless your car is parked inside your garage or under a car port, you might end up with big dents and a cracked windshield.
Today, we used 1-2 inch diameter hail stones, but in Minnesota, unfortunately you see hail bigger than that. The damage we saw today was bad to the roof, gutters and particularly the car, but in Minnesota, you guys experience this all the time.