Even if your roof appears to be OK, a hailstorm can result in hidden damage.
Does Your Roof Have Hail Damage?
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.
Not All Hail Damage is Visible
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.