Did you know that hail can be up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter and falling from 30,000 feet high up in the air can reach speeds in excess of 120mph? As you can imagine, something falling from that high up at that speed and size can cause quite a lot of damage when it finally hits something on the ground. All too often that’s a car, home, or some other personal property, and fixing that damage can be incredibly expensive and time-consuming. Cost for severe weather damage, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, estimates storm-related damage to exceed $10 billion per year for which hail damage accounts for over 70%. In 2017 alone, there were over 6000 major hail storms in the USA. In recent years, this has even become more frequent with hail storms growing more and more destructive, causing an ever-growing influx of insurance claims in their wake.
So what should you do after a hail storm? First, it’s not always easy to see visible signs of a hail-damaged roof from down below at ground level. Hailstones come in all shapes and sizes and don’t necessarily even have to be that big to cause damage that needs professional attention by hail damage roof repair experts in order to be properly detected and repaired. Bruising to your shingles could wear away the asphalt layer that consists of protective granules. Damage to this outer layer will cause your roof to be exposed to UV rays from the sun resulting in increased deterioration of the shingle over time. It shouldn’t be surprising to hear that these damaged shingles, without their protective layers, are prone to allow leaks and other outside elements into the attic and interior of your home. All things our team of hail damage roof repair experts would like to help you avoid and as early as possible after such a hail storm.
You have insurance for a reason and we are experts at working with them to ensure your out-of-pocket costs are minimized and the hassles of working with them are pain-free. Oftentimes, we are able to repair or replace an entire roof for free. That’s great news to you and another reason why you shouldn’t wait to give us a call at (512) 910-3610.
Call us today and see why Austin and the surrounding area trust our team of hail damage experts with their roof & gutter repair needs!