If you’ve recently survived a hailstorm, it’s good to be thankful that your home is still relatively intact, sans the minor damage to your home’s landscape and surroundings. Your home may also have sustained other damage on the roof, which may be just a few dents and marks. But if you think that it’s okay to ignore the damage on your roof, it can cost you more to repair down the road.
What Happens When You Ignore Hail Damage?
Right after the storm, you’ll see that the shingles will have noticeable dents. You’ll likely find granules from the shingles in your gutters, which indicates that the asphalt layer underneath is exposed to the weather. This also weakens the bond between the asphalt layer and remaining granules on your roof.
For each day that passes, ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun shines down on the exposed areas of your roof. This weakens the asphalt layer further and makes the shingles brittle. Temperature changes will also cause the shingle to expand and contract, which further compromises the damaged areas. By the time winter begins, your damaged shingles will most likely crack in colder weather, which causes tiny holes to form and allow water to penetrate and leak through.
If your shingles start to fail, water can start to leak into attics and storage areas, or into utility closets, which can cause even more problems, and you’ll end up spending more for your repairs. To prevent this from happening, we recommend fixing the issues while they’re still relatively minor and affordable.
How to Mitigate Hail Impact
As you’re having your roof repaired, take this as an opportunity to upgrade to better roofing materials. In fact, there are several roof shingles and materials that are more suited to resisting and absorbing the impact of hailstones. So long as they’re installed by a professional, you can be assured that your roof is more prepared to take on the next storm.
If you’re looking for a reliable contractor, don’t hesitate to consult with Premier Systems Roofing. You can talk to us today by calling (952) 800-1673 or filling out our convenient contact form.