How to Spot Hidden Hail Damage on Your Roof
San Antonio has seen its fair share of hail recently. What’s worse, hail damage is not always clear and can be hidden under your shingles. Even though you can not see the damage it doesn’t mean your roof is not at risk.
Here are some examples of hidden damage that can cause huge issues.
- Loss of Granules
Your roof is covered with small granules; that’s what gives your roof it’s color. These tiny heroes also protect your roof from the elements and help prevent fires.The loss of the granules is caused by the friction and shear impact of hail. This can cause many problems down the road and make your roof less effective.
- Broken Fiberglass
Fiberglass is used as an extra layer of insulation to your home; this can be damaged by the constant impact of hail.With hail over the size of baseballs hitting your roof at over 75 miles per hour, your insulation can be seriously harmed. This can cause your cooling and heating bills to skyrocket because your home can no longer retain its seal.
- Sealant Erosion
Roof shingles are not just held on by nails alone; the sealant is also used to help keep everything in place. The freezing impacts of hail can break and erode sealant off of your shingles, exposing them directly to the elements. If your shingles do not have the support of sealants, they have a higher chance of falling off your roof.
Does Your Insurance Cover Hail Damage?
A damaged roof can cause many other structural issues with your home so be sure to contact a professional to insure your home’s safety. Cloud Roofing of San Antonio offers free roof inspections to help homeowners affected by the recent hail damage know exactly what they are dealing with. Once you have an inspection, speak with your insurance agent to see how much of the damage done to your home will be covered.
We repair hail damage! Contact Cloud Roofing today to schedule your free roof inspection.
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