Roof Hail Damagein McAllen, Texas
Hail damage affects the home by cracking your roof, your gutters, and anything else it comes into contact with.
The average size of a piece of hail can vary. The rate of falling also varies. Even when you don’t see dips in your roof, you might still find hail damage if you look underneath the roof. If you see damage in siding, gutters, or other things, you should also investigate your roof. Just because you don’t see doesn’t mean you shouldn’t believe it.
In McAllen, hail damage on your roof is an issue more common than you might think. For 4 years running, Texas has reported the most hail storm events in all of the United States. Total monetary damage from hail storms can add up to billions of dollars every year, and a large portion of that damage is to roofs. In fact, in 2011 alone, Texas hail damage
claims totaled over $1.7 billion dollars.
Reported Texas Hail Storms, By Year:
Hail can damage anything in its path. When it comes down to fixing what’s most vulnerable in your home, it’s important to get your roof fixed from hail damage as quickly as possible. You are in charge of your home’s safety, security, and dependability.
Don’t let hail damage you.
Hail Damage – Evidence
Since hail varies in size, the impact it has varies greatly as well. Obviously, the larger the hail, the more damaging it can be. Even hail that’s less than half an inch can be damaging. When you’re investigating your roof post-storm, look for these signs of damage.
Broken Fiberglass – In roofs, fiberglass is used as another additional layer of insulation. Also, it can be used to keep structural integrity. If the roof above the fiberglass is damaged, this opens up your roof for a host of new problems. Mold, moisture, and even small animals could invade your home. This could cause a spike in your bills as well as unwanted nuisances in your home.
Loss of roof granules – Did you know that your roof is covered with tiny granules? These help prevent fire, protect shingles from bad weather, and create protection from the sun. Also, granules are the reason that shingles have the color they do. If your roof gets some of its granules blown away, your roof becomes open the very things it’s trying to keep out.
Erosion of sealant – Shingles on a roof, in addition to being nailed, is also sealed on with the help of a form of glue. Sealant helps the shingle from moving too much, helping the nail keep the shingle in place. Hail damage erodes the sealant, which decreases the seal and raises the chance of a shingle actually falling off.
What Do I Do if My Roof Actually Has Hail Damage?
Look at the damage. This might be common sense, but your Skyview Roofing technicians will be able to do a much better job if you know the extent of your damage. You don’t have to know everything, but by seeing damage extending from one side of the roof to another, then articulating that, you can tell that to your technicians immediately.
After damage assessment, Skyview Roofing will work towards fixing your roof. Whether it’s a single shingle or more, we’ll be able to provide a solution. The smaller the area, the less work we will have to do. If more than 2 or 3 shingles are damaged, a roof replacement may be suggested. While you can replace the shingles easily, this may be indicative of difficulties with your roof later down the line.
In order to fix the affected shingles, we would need to completely remove the shingles around the area, which means removing the nails, their sealant, and then reinforcing them back in. One shingle is simple enough, but a roof with three or more affected shingles becomes a critical point. In order to guarantee the soundness of your roof, we would need to do thorough work on the entire structure.
How Can Cloud Roofing Fix My Hail Damage?
Fixing Roof Damage
Because of the large amount of hail storms, hail is actually the costliest peril to insurance companies in Texas. Your roof protects you from the dangers of the outside world. If any portion of your roof is compromised, you are inviting outside elements to invade your home. Get the issue taken care of now and get your roof fixed.
With a simple repair, your roof could have an extended life span of up to 25 years.
When your roof is damaged from hail, that’s when it’s time for us to shine. We thrive on the opportunity for great roof repairs. So, when your damage is extensive, our roof repair technicians are ready and rearing to start work.
We are able to assess and work on any sort of roof damage. From light dents to complete roof replacements, Skyview Roofing is able to accomplish the job. Our process is simple and we make it as accessible as possible. The more you know, the better we can do our jobs.
After our first consultation, we give you our initial estimate, free of charge. This is designed to give you the information on our process and how we need to proceed. Once you’ve closely examined this, we get to work.
All of our work is also handled under our 2-5 Year Workmanship Warranty. If your roof fails to live up to the job, our technicians will repair it again. Skyview Roofing stands by its work, so if it fails you, it fails us. We also come out once a year in order to inspect the roof ourselves in order to make sure your roof is not about to buckle under some unseen stress.
Skyview Roofing has seen all kinds of hail damage affect roofs. Because of that, we’re not easily overwhelmed. We’re eager to share that expertise with you, too. We got into roofing because we have a passion and a knowledge of the craft. A roof is a special kind of project, so when we get to perform our craft, we feel rewarded. Let us reward you with a roof free of hail damage.
sources: nicb.org, tdi.texas.gov/