Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hail Damage on Your Roof

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hail Damage on Your Roof

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September 16, 2020 by Larry Walty II

Hail consists of sharp-hitting lumps of ice, commonly known as hailstones, which can cause damage to exterior surfaces. From splintered windshields to dented metal roofs and punctured shingles, it reveals how powerful weather elements can be in severe cases. After a major hailstorm, it is crucial to check for loose or missing shingles lying on the pavement or early signs of potential leaks on ceilings and walls. 

In this blog, commercial roofing contractors discuss the consequences of ignoring hail damage on roofs.

Insurance Claims

Sometimes, it can take years for hail damage to appear and start causing leaks on your roof. Hail damage on the roof is often covered by the insurance policy of the homeowner. However, damage that developed due to neglecting necessary repairs or regular maintenance is not. This leaves you responsible for paying for major repair costs, especially if you wait too long to get it fixed. 

Some insurance companies have deadlines for filing claims after a storm event. Call a roof restoration company as soon as possible to help file your storm damage claim and assist you with the rebuilding of your property.

The Cost of Ignoring Hail Damage

According to a commercial roof repair contractor, hailstones can degrade the protective granules covering asphalt shingles. These granules do not only protect your shingles but also the layer underneath the shingles. This means your underlayment will be vulnerable to harsh elements, leading the failure due to constant exposure to ultraviolet rays and moisture. Moreover, your roof will most likely develop leaks, leading to damage that can spread within your home.

Rot and mold growth are the usual consequences of roof leaks. This leads to more costly repairs and a time-consuming restoration process.

Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering, Inc. is a leading provider of high-quality home improvement solutions. We offer roof repair, roof replacement and roof maintenance services to residential and commercial clients in and around El Dorado, KS. Call us today at (316) 733-2843 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.


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