There are a lot of responsibilities that come along with being a homeowner. Even if you are aware and on top of routine maintenance, some of the biggest threats to your home are completely outside of your control. Inclement weather can wreak havoc on your home. The clearest example of this is the devastation that hail damage can cause on your roof.
Hail Can Wreck Your Roof Shingles
Depending on the materials used in the construction of your home, hail damage can have a wide range of effects on your roof shingles. On a roof with asphalt shingles, hail could displace your shingles, which could cause water leaks and even mold growth in the gaps between the misplaced tiles. Hail can also strip the protective granules from asphalt shingles. Hail will dent metal shingles, and it can also cause your roof to rust.
A Damaged Roof Causes Problems With Your Whole Home
Roof shingles are a homeowner’s primary line of defense against the elements. If left unchecked by professionals, hail damage will cause problems that go beyond your roof. The water leakage your home might sustain from a damaged roof will be a costly problem. Additionally, displaced roof shingles will allow air to enter your home, which will make it far more difficult to maintain a comfortable internal temperature.
At Freedom Roofing, Windows and Siding LLC, we’re well aware of the problems that hail can cause. The next time an ice storm rolls through, let us inspect your roof for hail damage. It could save you a lot of time and frustration in the future.