Protecting your home from damage is always recommended if you want it to keep your family safe and secure. Hail can especially cause significant damage unless you have the right type of roofing on your home.
Ignoring Hail Damage Is Not Recommended
To put it simply, hailstones are large frozen raindrops produced during intense thunderstorms. Depending on the severity of the storm, hailstones can be as small as pebbles or as big as baseballs. And, because of their hard structure, ice pellets from a hailstorm can easily cause significant damage to any residential and commercial property.
Delaying the hail damage repair on your roof will only result in a more costly roof replacement in the future. Water can leak through the holes of your roof and damage your ceiling and attic. Pests and insects can also go through these holes, and they’re also attracted to moisture, which promotes mold growth. When this happens, the internal structure of your roof becomes compromised.
Preventing Future Hail Damage on Your Roof
As much as possible, any sign of damage should be addressed, even if there’s no present leak. Dents, cracks and other problems can potentially weaken your roof’s outer layer and lead to problems later on. This is especially true of shingles, which can turn from repellent to absorbent if the coating is destroyed. Make sure to invest in hail- and wind-resistant roofing products, such as class IV shingles with an impact resistance rating of UL 2218. These types of shingles can endure the impact of huge hailstones and winds of up to 110 miles per hour.
Have your attic checked periodically as well since there can be some signs of damage that aren’t always visible outside. Look for mold, mildew and water stains on the walls and ceilings. Make sure that the regular inspections are conducted by trusted roof repair and replacement experts, such as our team at Neumann Construction Inc. We’re more than capable of doing the job professionally and efficiently. You can call us today at (218) 270-0009, or you can fill out our convenient form online. We serve Brainerd and surrounding areas.