Hail storms are like being in a wind tunnel with small rocks whizzing through the air. That visual helps us understand how roofing can become damaged in a hail storm. The roofing elements can also become damaged like vent hoods, skylights and gutters.
After a big storm, the first thing to check is whether the home or building has any water leaking inside. When you don't see any leaking, which hopefully you don't have, the roof could still have significant hail damage. It's best to have a company like Cochran Exteriors inspect the roof for signs of hail damage to make sure your family and home will be dry for years to come.
At Cochran Exteriors we come and inspect the whole roof and share our findings if any with you. Our experts have the experience to be able to suggest the appropriate roofing services, whether it's roof repair or roofing replacement. After a storm, we're the experts to call!
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.
Winds can have a big impact as to how they affect a building because the angle at which they blow the hail makes a big difference.
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.
After a big storm you don't know if you have a problem or not most likely and our experts can help make sure you don't. Here at Cochran Exteriors we provide free inspections and estimates for hail damage repair in Indianapolis, Carmel, Greenwood and surrounding areas throughout Greater Indianapolis. Give us a call or get an online quote today!
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