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If you have ever been through a storm with large hail, you were concerned about damage to your home immediately. The roof of your home endures much stress during a hailstorm and the damage might not be evident.
In rare occasions hail can be large enough to break into the interior of the home but much more typical is subtle damage that greatly accelerates the degradation of your roof causing it to fail and leak years after the storm has passed through.
It is important to take an assessment of your home. Check for broken windows, holes in siding and missing shingles. If this damage is evident and you should hire a contractor or cover the damage with plywood or tarps right away.
In almost all instances, your insurance will cover the cost of hiring a contractor and any needed materials.
If you do the work yourself, you should be reimbursed for your time as you were acting as the contractor. However, even without such obvious damage your roof could be compromised. Hail damages a roof by forceful impact that breaks the mat, which forms the core of the shingle. Additionally, the impact removes a large percentage of the granules that protect the asphalt from the sun. This breakage causes the shingle's water imperviousness to be compromised allowing water to penetrate into the shingle. This ongoing water intrusion and solar induced degradation eventually causes the shingle to fail and allow water to reach the roof's wooden decking. Over time, water will cause the wood to rot and allow the roof to leak. Once the roof is leaking, your home is under constant assault and is sustaining ongoing and accumulating damage. If you are fortunate, the leak will occur in an area that is obvious within living space. This frequently shows up as a brown stain on the ceiling and prompts you to being investigating the source of the water.
In many instances, the water will run into the interior of a wall or other areas that not readily observable. This damage will then become evident when a large section of wall crumbles or another major part of your home fails. These repairs can be very expensive and inconvenient! Getting a professional roof inspection
To avoid all of this trouble, do not assume that your roof is okay simply because you cannot see any damage. Hail damages pose a lot of threat to your house; a professional inspection on your roof is all you need. In fact, it is the most advisable thing to do.
Aside from the avoidance of mistakes and unnecessary expenses, there are other benefits to hiring ASR as your roofing contractor:
The right type of roofing system is used: Since there are many different types of roofing materials (metal, steel panels, wood shakes, asphalt shingles, clay tiles, rubber slates, etc.), choosing the right one can get confusing. By hiring ASR as your roofing contractor, you are spared from making mistakes that you'll soon regret.
The old roofing material is properly disposed of: ASR will cover everything from removing the old roofing, replacing it and disposing of the old material.
Expert installation: You are sure that the roofing system is installed securely and weather tight.
Damage to the roof system is avoided: ASR has the right tools to repair or install roofs without inflicting damage to other parts of the roof or house.
As your roofer we will help you decide if a new roof needs to be installed or if some repairs are all it takes.
Get advice on the side: Good advice on roof care is a bonus you get for using ASR as your roofing contractor. A professional will tell you.
Roof repair is not as simple a task as many might think: There are truckloads of tiny details that must be considered if you want your roof to become good as new. ASR will help you figure out what needs to be done and how much everything will cost you.
At American Strong Roof we put all our best into giving your roof a professional inspection, checking for hail damages, or any other damages that might have been caused on your roof. Our roof inspection service is of a great quality. Guess what? It is absolutely free too. Remember that a roof inspection done just at the right time might save you a fortune. Try us out today.
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