One of the great truisms of life is that when it comes to exact, reliable results, there is just no predicting the weather. Sure, if you live in Frisco, Texas, you can make some general assumptions about things getting hot in the summer, the occasional snow in the winter, with some rain scattered around spring and fall. But the extent to which these weather conditions will last and how they will affect you and your home? That’s impossible to say with any certainty.
That’s why homeowners in Frisco have to make sure their properties are prepared to withstand it all. And while Frisco homes are definitely built to last, that doesn’t mean you can rely on them to stand up to everything. And that’s especially true when something unexpected, such as just the right weather conditions to create a major hailstorm.
How Hail Damages Your Roof
The most extreme example of hail damage is the spectacular, freak incidents where hailstones are formed that are the size of quarters—or even tennis balls—and impact your roof with something approaching the force of a shotgun. In those instances, the damage is obvious, and you can see it from the ground.
The most common form of hail damage however, is the “slow burn.” The sandy texture of your shingles is caused by ceramic granules that are spread on it. These granules are there to protect the asphalt that the shingle is made of from water, ultra violet rays, and other natural elements. Hail damage knocks off these granules and leaves your shingles exposed and vulnerable.
Over time, constant exposure to elements with this protection can cause a shingle to crack, and if this happens all over your roof, you’ve got multiple weak points where water, ice, and other elements can now break through and penetrate your home, causing even more damage inside.
A Job For The Pros
In addition to the physical damage you may see on your shingles, there are the layers underneath that the shingles are supposed to protect that may also need inspection, repair, replacement or even installation. This is why it’s best to leave this job to professional, experienced roofers.
A good roofing team will quickly be able to assess the current and potential damage to a roof thanks to the years of experience they have in dealing with these situations. They will be able to tell you how much it is likely to cost and how long it will take to fix it. As an important point for some, they will have an understanding, and be able to explain to you why hail damage can be such an issue for insurance companies and why you shouldn’t neglect this if you want to maintain good rates.
We Get It Done
Lowry can fix any roofing problem you have, but we do much more for your entire exterior. We can help with your gutters, siding, fencing and windows. If you’d like to know more, or have any questions about our services, you can call us at 469-412-4364, or reach us via email using the form on our website.
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