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Why Hail Damage Is a Major Concern for Your Roof

Your roof is arguably the most important part of your house. While it can withstand a lot of punishment from severe weather, hail can create a lot of problems that are easy for you to overlook until they turn into expensive repairs. Let’s talk about some of the things that hail can do to your roof and what your next steps should be after a nasty hail storm.

Damaged Shingles

A hail storm can easily damage or displace the shingles on your roof. Even if hail doesn’t crack or knock your shingles loose, they can still remove the asphalt granules and leave them bald, which is just as bad. Damaged shingles leave your roof vulnerable to issues such as leaks and mold growth that can all but ruin your home, so don’t wait to have your shingles inspected after a bad hail storm.

Dents in Your Roof

Large hail stones can also leave dents, bruises, and divots in parts of your roof. This may sound like a minor problem, but they can have devastating effects on your roof if you ignore them for too long. If you see dents in your roof, get them checked out, especially if they cave in when you press down on them. 

Affecting the Temperature of Your Home

Your roof has a greater effect on your home’s temperature than you might think. Simply put, it keeps the cold air out of your home in the winter and warm air out during the summer. When your roof is damaged by hail, it won’t be able to do this job as effectively. Your home will never feel quite comfortable, and your HVAC system will need to work harder to maintain a constant temperature, which will raise your utility bills every month. 

A Shorter Lifespan for Your Roof

A good roof can last for decades before it needs to be replaced, but ignoring hail damage can shorten its lifespan significantly. A minor roof repair will be more affordable than a replacement, so make repairs while you still can.

If your neighborhood is hit by a hail storm, don’t assume that it left your roof unscathed. Examine your roof with a pair of binoculars from the ground or climb a ladder for a closer look if you’re able to do so. If you notice cracked or missing shingles or think you see dents and divots, contact Forever Roofing as soon as possible. Our team can take a look at your roof and determine if there is any hail damage that needs to be repaired.