If you’ve lived in Kentucky for awhile, you already know that the state has its share of hailstorms. Large hail can destroy roofing shingles, and even smaller sized hail can cause damage to roofs that are several years old. The two questions listed below will give you answers about hail damage to roofs and you’ll learn when you need to contact a company for Roof Repair in Lexington KY.
Q.) What types of damage can the various sizes of hail do to roofing shingles?
A.) Large pieces of hail, that are often the size of a golf ball, can do major damage to roofing shingles. When these large chunks of ice hit the roof with a strong force, it can cause the shingles to crack and break into several pieces. Rain can leak into the cracks and broken areas of shingles and cause the roof to leak. Hailstones of any size can knock the granules off the shingles, and since the granules help to protect the roofing materials, granule loss can cause the roof to fail prematurely. Before the roof begins to leak, a homeowner should contact an experienced company for roof repair in Lexington KY.
Q.) Should homeowners have their roof inspected by a roofing contractor after it hails?
A.) Small pieces of hail usually won’t damage a roof that’s under five years old but, as a roof ages, it becomes more susceptible to damage. A roof that’s been in place for 10 years or more should definitely be inspected by a qualified contractor. Sometimes, it difficult to detect roof damage while standing on the ground and looking up at the roof, so the roof may appear undamaged to a homeowner. A roofing contractor will get on top of the house and inspect the roof for any type of hail damage. If strong winds were blowing during the hailstorm, the damage might be worse due to the excessive force of the wind that causes the hail to hit the roof at a powerful speed.
Contact us if hail has damaged your roof and you need professional roof repair services. Affordable Exteriors also specializes in roof replacement and the installation of siding, gutters, windows, and doors. Visit the website to request an appointment for an estimate on any of the products and services of the company.