Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hail Damage on a Roof
Most of the time, signs of hail damaged roof aren’t visible from the ground. It’s one reason many homeowners don’t bother to have their roofs looked at after an extreme weather event.
Learn about the real cost of ignoring hail damage on roofs from The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc., your trusted roofing company.
The Cost of Ignoring Hail Damage
Hail can leave severe damage on your home’s exterior, especially on the roof. A lot of homeowners are not aware of the consequences of ignoring hail damage.
Some insurance providers require homeowners to file a claim within a given time period, regardless of whether they were or weren’t aware of the damage. Over time, damage from strong winds and weather extremes become more visible. A qualified roof inspector can determine how long your roof has endured the damage. When not detected early, roof leaks can result in mold growth, damaged ceiling and wall, and electrical problems.
Hailstones can loosen the protective granules adhered on asphalt roofs. Without these granules, your roof is exposed to harmful ultraviolet light from the sun. Long-term exposure to UV rays can make the material brittle, weak, and vulnerable to leaks. An accumulation of granules in the gutters require immediate attention from roofing professionals.
Hire a Reliable Roofing Expert
While a lot of information about hail damage repair is easily available online, it’s not recommended to do roof fixes on your own if you aren’t experienced and don’t have the right tools to do so. This can do more harm than good to your roof and also risks your safety.
Choose a reputable roofing contractor for your hail damaged roof like The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. We provide excellent storm-related repair services and we can also work with your insurance company to help you with your claim. Call us at (410) 692-8998 or complete our online form to request a free quote. We serve homeowners in Columbia, Townson, and Westminster, MD.