Hail Damage Repair
If you live in the Midwest, odds are you’ve had hail damage. When a hail storm comes, it’s frustrating listening to the hail hit the roof and knowing that you can’t really do much about it. Fortunately, knowing you have a roofing contractor like Adamstree on your side can take the discouragement and worry out of dealing with hail damage after the storm.
At Adamstree Roofing and Construction, we offer hail damage repair services of all kinds. Whether the hail has caused significant damage or minimal damage to your roof, we can fix it. Our contractors are licensed and experienced and each job we take on is sealed with the Adamstree standard — we always put our customers first. From your first free consultation to our final inspection, we schedule our meetings and repair around your schedule and work with you to meet your needs. We can also work with your insurance company to make sure you’re getting the full value you’re entitled to.
How Does Hail Damage a Roof
When it comes to hailstorms, hail damage can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Whether or not the wind produces significant wind, the duration of the storm, and the size and density of the hail itself can impact the severity of the damage left behind. With that said, the most common types of hail damage we see include the following:
- Dented gutters and downspouts: When gutters and downspouts are damaged by hail (or clogged with shingle granules), it may impact their ability to effectively redirect water away from your home’s foundation, eventually leading to foundation damage.
- Loss of granules: Your shingles are covered with granules to protect the asphalt from the elements. This can accelerate the aging of your shingles, causing you to have to repair or replace them sooner.
- Shingle dents: Hail can leave dents, or “bruises,” on asphalt shingles. They can feel soft to the touch and may contribute to the single deteriorating.
- Cracked shingles: If hail is large enough, it can leave cracks in the shingles.
- Missing shingles: Sometimes, the combination of hail and wind can cause shingles to blow off.
What Size Hail Will Damage a Roof?
Roofs may be able to withstand small hailstones with minimal damage, though older roofs may be susceptible to damage from any size hail. The density, velocity, volume, size, and shape of the hai will determine the type of damage as well as the severity of the damage.
How to Tell Your Roof Has Hail Damage
Sometimes, hail damage is immediately noticeable—you may not know that a hailstorm caused significant damage until you find yourself with a roof leak. That’s why, after an intense hailstorm, it’s important to have your roof inspected for damage to prevent further, more severe damages from occurring as a result.
Here are just a few signs to look for after a hailstorm to determine whether your roof may have sustained damage:
- Dented gutters, downspouts, mailboxes, cars, and other metal surfaces on the property
- Damaged siding
- Torn door and window screens
- Damaged AC units
- Blown off shingles
- Loss of roof granules
- Broken skylights
Call Adamstree for Hail Damage Repair
You can’t control whether or not hail will damage your roof, but you can control what you do about it. Next time it hails, call Adamstree Roofing and Construction in
Missouri & Kansas at (913) 703-5153 or Colorado at (720) 724-0081.