When hail strikes, it can wreak havoc on your roof. However, you are not completely defenseless against hail. There are several steps you can take to safeguard your roof against hail and the consequential damage and repairs. Though it is not advisable to get up on the roof and perform risky DIY preventative measures, it is still possible to be proactive in the quest to prevent nasty hail damage. The first step is to reach out to the roofing experts.
Lean on the Pros
The last thing you should do is climb up on your roof and attempt repairs and preventative maintenance on your own. Reach out to the roofing professionals for a comprehensive roof analysis, repair and implementation of preventative measures to guard against hail damage. Though it is impossible to completely safeguard your roof against a nasty hail storm, leaning on the professionals to safeguard your roof will drastically reduce the odds of hail damage.
True roofing gurus will perform an in-depth inspection and analysis of your flashing and other roof elements to ensure that hail does not inflict extensive damage. Roof flashing that is flawed in any way will be susceptible to penetration. Roofing experts will perform the necessary repairs and greatly reduce the odds of a hail storm creating significant problems that end up eating away at your savings and patience.
Signs of Trouble
If your roof has missing, curled or compromised shingles, your roof is prone to extensive damage. Take a look at your siding. If there are any compromised points that could fly off during a storm, have them repaired right away. Be sure to clean out the gutters and downspouts of debris from time to time as well.
Mind Those Trees and Shrubs
Property owners tend to let their trees and shrubs grow to the point that they touch the home. After all, trimming shrubs and overgrown tree limbs takes work, time and money. These landscaping features become problematic when they contact the roof. Wayward tree limbs really can damage your roof. They also serve as bridges for squirrels and insects to crawl from trees to your rooftop and cause damage. Some will even transform your roof into a makeshift home until they can find an opening and move on in. So trim those trees and shrubs as soon as you notice them extending out toward your home. If you notice any dead limbs, remove them right away.
Batten Down the Hatches!
Check your doors and windows to ensure they are completely secure. If strong winds and/or a hail storm occur, these forces could blow the windows and doors right off their hinges. Reinforce your garage door’s weak points with metal stiffeners as well. Blown-off doors, window frames and other components have the potential to inflict extensive damage on the roof.
The Roof Material Matters
Hail can rain down on roofs at speeds upwards of 100 mph. This makes roofs highly susceptible to cracks, dents and other damage. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan or if you are dissatisfied with its appearance or quality, consider having a new impact-resistance roof installed. A roof made of asphalt shingles or stainless steel can withstand a hail storm much better than roofs made with other materials.
Modified asphalt shingles hold up particularly well during hail storms as they are made with a unique rubber compound. Slate roofs are a bit costly yet they can last upwards of a century. Concrete is quite durable against hail storms. It will likely last two decades and emerge unscathed after powerful hail rains down.
Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.
Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034