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How Hail Damage Can Compromise Your Home’s Roof

Hail forms in a variety of shapes and sizes, many of which cause damage to roofing and other exterior components. Except for truly extreme storm conditions, typical hail damage is not visible from the ground and goes unnoticed to the untrained eye.
This same hail that can go unnoticed to the homeowner will cause shingles and other building components to prematurely fail before their regular service life. If you do not get your roof inspected after a hail storm for damage, it may come with a significant cost in the future.

Insurance companies enforce time limits in which claims can be filed. These time limits are typically one year, but they can be a little as six months depending on your insurance policy. The insurance carriers prefer a qualified professional contractor to verify damage before a claim is filed to prevent unnecessary claims. Legacy Roofing is trained to identify storm damage in accordance with industry standards and are available to service you!

“I would recommend using Legacy Roofing to anyone who needs any roof work done.”

Jodi R. – Akron, OH

Signs of Possible Hail Damage

  • Hail Storm Recently in Area
  • Small Dents in Metal on Roof
  • Cracks and Marks on Roof or Siding

Effects of Hail Damage

  • Accelerates Shingle Granule Loss
  • Premature Failure of Roof System
  • Premature Failure of Siding
  • Premature Failure of other Exterior Building Items
  • Voids manufacturer’s warranties

Find Out the Signs of Roofs Compromised by Severe Weather

Wind damage to roofing systems come in a variety of forms. It you suspect your roof may have wind damage, you may have noticed one of the following items:

 

Shingles

  • Missing or Blown off Shingles
  • Torn or curled shingles
  • Lifted / Loose shingles
  • Exposed Nails
  • Leaking Roof
  • Broken Shingle Seals
  • Creased Shingles

Flat Commercial Roofs

  • Complete or Partial Blow Off
  • Insulation Unattached or Shifted
  • Attachment of Membrane Compromised
  • Popped and Exposed Fasteners
  • Perimeter Metals Lifted or Creased
  • Leaking Roof

The general quality of roofing products in the manufacturing stages has dramatically improved with advancements in technology. The majority of the wind damage items listed above are not visible from the ground!

If you suspect that your roof system may be damaged from high winds, please contact the experts at Legacy Roofing to schedule a FREE WIND DAMAGE INSPECTION.

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