Hail storms damage San Antonio homes by cracking roofs, gutters, and anything else they come into contact with. The average size of a piece of hail and the rate at which hail falls can both vary significantly. Even when you don’t see dips or dents in your roof, you might still find hail damage from a recent storm if you look underneath the roof. If you see damage in siding, gutters, or other things, investigate your roof. Just because you don’t see hail damage at first glance doesn’t mean that it’s not present and roof repair isn’t necessary.
In San Antonio, hail damage to roofs is an issue that is 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 storms can damage anything in their path, and your San Antonio home is no different. When fixing elements of your home that you deem to be most vulnerable, it’s important to get any hail damage to your roof repaired as quickly as possible. You are in charge of your home’s safety, security, and dependability, and significant hail damage can compromise all three.
Don’t let hail damage you.
How Can You Spot Hidden Hail Damage on Your Roof?
Be sure to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof after any known hail storms pass through your area. It’s important to notice problems and issues with your roof sooner rather than later. Missing critical issues early on can create long-term problems for your roof that make potential roof repairs more expensive.
Signs of Hail Damage
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 in diameter can be damaging to your San Antonio roof. When investigating your roof for damages after a hail storm, look for these signs that roof repairs will be needed:
In roofs, fiberglass is often 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 inside your dwelling.
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 Hail Damages My Roof?
Inspect the hail damage and the extent to which your roof needs work. This might be common sense, but our Cloud Roofing technicians will be able to do a much better job if you inform them about 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 and articulating that, you can be of great help to our San Antonio technicians as they address the hail damage your roof has experienced.
After the hail damage assessment, our Cloud Roofing team will work towards fixing your roof and repairing any damages that are present. Whether it’s a single shingle or more, we’ll be able and equipped 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 we can replace multiple shingles rather easily, this much damage could be indicative of difficulties that may occur with your roof later down the line.
In order to fix multiple shingles damaged in a hail storm, 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 can have serious, critical issues. In order to guarantee the soundness of your roof, we would need to do thorough work on the entire structure.
How Can Cloud Roofing Repair Hail Damage?
Because of the large amount of hail storms that occur in Texas, hail is actually the costliest peril to the state’s insurance companies. Your home’s 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 San Antonio home. Get the issue taken care of now and get your roof fixed.
With one quality roof 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 to provide great roof repairs to our customers and their homes. So, when your damage is extensive, our roof repair technicians are ready and rearing to start work on your San Antonio home.
We are able to assess any roof and work on any sort of hail damage. From light dents to complete roof replacements, Cloud Roofing is equipped and experienced enough to accomplish the job. Our process is simple and we make it as accessible as possible. The more that you know and the more that you communicate to us about your roof’s hail damage, the better we can do our repair jobs.
After our first consultation, we’ll give you our initial estimate, free of charge.
This is designed to give you the information on our roof repair 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 10 Year Workmanship Warranty.
If your roof fails to live up to the job, our technicians will repair it again. Cloud 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.
Serving San Antonio since 1975
Cloud Roofing has been doing business in the San Antonio area since 1975. Since then, we’ve seen all kinds of hail damage affect roofs. Because of that, we’re not easily overwhelmed. Our team of roofing specialists is highly-experienced, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable about the roof repair process. Our team is sure to use all the tools available to assess your roof’s status and address whatever problems they come across. We’re eager to share our 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..
Frequently Asked Questions
My home was hit by a hail storm, but my roof looks fine. Should I still get a roof inspection?
In short; yes, you should always get a roof inspection after a hail storm passes through your area. Some damages caused by hail storms aren’t as obvious as you may think. Things like shingle damage exclusive to hail storms, known as bruising, require an experienced roofing expert to spot. If your home has been through a hail storm, and you’re not sure if it’s damaged or not, it’s a good idea to get a roofing inspection as soon as possible.
Why can’t I get on my roof and inspect the damages from the hail storm myself?
Any experienced roofing contractor will tell you that unless you are experienced, you should not try to perform a roofing inspection yourself. Roofing is the most dangerous aspect of construction, with over two-thirds of fatalities in the industry being the result of falling from a roof. Therefore, Cloud Roofing strongly advises against DIY roofing inspections after a hail storm.
What size hail should I be concerned about causing roofing damage?
Hail of 1-inch in diameter is more than enough to severely damage your roof. When hail is this large, it can result in physical damage to your roof like dents and dings that can compromise your entire roofing system.
When is hail season in San Antonio?
Hail seasons in San Antonio as well as the rest of Texas vary from year to year, but most weather experts will say that hail season is between March and August. Texas leads the nation for major hail events, as well as hail loss claims, so it’s a good idea to always be prepared for potential hail storms In the San Antonio area.
How can I prepare my roof for a hail storm?
There is nothing that a homeowner should do themselves to prepare their roof for a hail storm. What a homeowner can do is contact a roofing company in San Antonio like Cloud Roofing to ask for a roof inspection ahead of hail season. This way, you can ensure your roof is in its best condition to withstand hail season with minimal damage.