Hail, Wind, and Roofing…Oh My!

According to Nationwide Insurance, the number one reason that homeowners replace their roof is due to hail damage, whether you live in Dallas, Texas or Denver, Colorado, you know that a hail storm can really take a toll on your home. From the garden you so lovingly planted to your car sitting in the driveway, many of your investments are at risk to damage when a hail storm rolls through. Your roof is no exception.  

Along with you car and garden, your roof is also at risk to damage from hail and high winds, damage that could cause you to need a whole new roof. Your roofing can withstand quite a bit, especially if it’s been installed in the last decade or so. But sometimes, the storm is just too strong or there is just too much hail. These things can cause your roof to weaken to the point where it simply cannot do its job anymore. Previously on the blog, we mentioned a few things to look for when you check your roof for damage, but if a storm has just passed through, you might want to look a little closer for some of the following signs of damage.

Missing Shingles

If high winds have passed through your area, there is a chance that the storm may have taken a few shingles with it. While a few missing shingles aren’t a huge deal, especially in the short term, any more than a few missing is a good reason to worry. Along with keeping an eye out for missing shingles, making sure you select a roofing material that can withstand the weather conditions that frequent your area is one of the best ways to prevent the need for a new roof prematurely.

Pits in the Roofing Material

While we don’t recommend climbing up on your roof to give it a thorough inspection, unless you feel comfortable doing so, checking your roof shingles after a hailstorm is extremely important. Just like when your car gets hammered with hail, your roof shingles will show divots based on how large the hail was and how strong the storm. These divots reduce the strength and integrity of your roof, making it weaker against all different types of weather environments.

Interior Water Damage

If you see staining, dripping, or molding on any of the upstairs ceilings in your home, there’s a high chance that your roof has failed you due to previous damage. When a roof is damaged during a storm, it can easily allow water to seep through and into the interior spaces. If you’re finding water damage in your home, your roof may have to go.

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Some of the most difficult tasks after a storm is figuring out if your roof needs to be replaced or if repairs will suffice, and also, how you will pay for these services. Crest Exteriors, with locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler, and Denver, has the expertise and knowhow to evaluate your roof after a storm and provide you with qualified recommendations that always keep in you in mind. Crest also specializes in working with insurance companies to make sure that your claims for your roof go smoothly, because that’s what homeowner’s insurance is there for. You don’t have to weather high winds and hail alone when you can have Crest Exteriors on your side to make sure that your roof can keep on protecting your home for years to come!