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Hail will damage different roofs in different ways
Experience in roof inspections following hail storms has educated roofing contractors about how hail damage affects different roofing materials. Not surprisingly, hail damages different roofing materials in different ways.
Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
Hail damage to asphalt shingles: Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life.
Hail damage to wood shingles: Wood shingles can crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain and can cause parts of shingles to break loose.
Hail damage to slate roofs: Hail impact can crack slates, although cracks tend to be more random than with wood shingles. Some slates may break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof.
Common Causes of Roofing Emergencies
Some roofing emergencies are preventable, but others are simply out of the homeowner’s control. Homeowners should always take care to have proper roof maintenance and practice preventative strategies like snow removal to prevent ice damming, but even in those cases, a roofing emergency is a possibility.
Delayed Maintenance and Weather-Related Wear
Delayed maintenance and natural wear due to weather and UV radiation can weaken your roof over time, making it more susceptible to emergencies. It’s crucial to perform regular inspections and maintenance to identify and address potential issues early.
Fallen Tree Limbs
The impact of fallen tree limbs can cause severe damage to your roof, leading to leaks and structural problems. Pruning trees near your home and removing dead branches can help mitigate this risk.
High Winds and Shingle Damage
During storms with high winds, roof shingles can be torn off, exposing your home to the elements. Ensuring your shingles are properly secured and conducting post-storm inspections can prevent extensive damage.
Ice Dams and Buildup
In colder climates, ice dams and ice buildup in valleys can lead to roof leaks and water damage. Adequate insulation and ventilation in your attic, as well as prompt snow removal, can help prevent ice damming.
Improper Installation Practices
Poor roofing installation can result in structural weaknesses and vulnerabilities that may lead to emergencies. Choose a reputable roofing contractor to ensure proper installation practices.
Flashing failures at roof penetrations, including around chimneys, vent stacks, and dormers, can cause leaks. Regular inspections and maintenance of flashing are essential to prevent emergencies.
Providing detailed information about the common causes of roofing emergencies and preventative strategies is crucial to helping homeowners safeguard their homes. If you’re in need of expert roof maintenance services or want to learn more about protecting your home from roofing emergencies, contact ECC Roofing & Siding. We serve Hammonton, Cherry Hill, Marlton and the surrounding areas, providing top-quality roofing solutions and peace of mind for homeowners.
We provide quick repairs for hail damage to stop roof leaks
The high winds that often accompany hailstorms can cause blow-off damage that should be repaired right away. Hail-damaged roof shingles may not cause a problem for months or years, but it’s wise to call ECC Roofing & Siding as soon as possible to see if the damage merits roof repair or roofing replacement. We provide free estimates for hail damage repair in Marlton, Moorestown, Vineland, Clementon, Bridgeton, Sicklerville, Rancocas and surrounding areas throughout Southern New Jersey. Give us a call or get a free hail damage repair cost estimate today!
No matter what Mother Nature throws your way, ECC Roofing & Siding’s roofing services can provide peace of mind and help protect your home against the elements.