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Impact of Hail Storm Damage on Your Home’s Roof



Hail Storm damage experts

As a homeowner, you take pride in your property and work hard to maintain its integrity. However, Mother Nature can sometimes throw a curveball your way in the form of hail storms. While hail may seem harmless, it can significantly impact your roof. In this blog, we'll explore the effects of hail on roofs and discuss why timely repairs are crucial to preserving the structural integrity of your home.


Severe weather is common in Metro Atlanta. Our storm area is called Peachtree City’s  County Warning Area (CWA). Damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and tornadoes strike the area each year.


Damaging Winds:

On average, damaging winds happen 19 days per year and can occur in any month but are most frequent during the spring and summer months. July has the highest number of reported wind damage events, with over 500 in the last four decades. These events usually happen in mid-afternoon through early evening during the favored months.


Large hail:

Large hail occurs an average of 7 days per year and April has the highest number of occurrences, though episodes may also happen during other months in spring and summer. The most likely time of occurrence is mid-afternoon through early evening during the active period.


Tornadoes:

Tornadoes happen an average of 6 days per year, with most occurring in March, April, and May. During this "tornado season," tornadoes are most likely to occur in mid-afternoon through early evening.


At Roof Depot, we have over 25 years of experience identifying the tell-tale signs of hail storm damage. Our knowledgeable team of professionals can guide you through the process of identifying the damage, as well as the correct way to file a claim with your insurance company.


The Hidden Dangers of Hail:

Hailstorms can wreak havoc on your roof, causing both immediate and long-term damage. Here are some common issues homeowners may face after a hailstorm:

Shingle Damage:

  • Hailstones can cause dents, cracks, and granule loss on shingles. This compromises their ability to protect your home from the elements, leading to leaks and water damage.

  • Weakened Structural Integrity: Hail can weaken the structural integrity of your roof by creating weak points that may not be immediately noticeable. Over time, these weakened areas can result in more severe issues, such as leaks and even collapses.

  • Gutter and Downspout Damage: Hailstorms can also damage gutters and downspouts, affecting your home's drainage system. This can lead to water pooling on your roof, increasing the risk of leaks and water damage.

  • Insulation Compromises: If your roof has attic insulation, hail can damage it, reducing its effectiveness. This can result in increased energy costs as your home struggles to maintain a consistent temperature.

The Importance of Timely Repairs:

  • Preventing Further Damage: Timely repairs are crucial in preventing minor issues from escalating into major problems. What may seem like a small dent today could turn into a significant leak during the next heavy rainstorm.

  • Preserving Home Value: A well-maintained roof adds value to your home. Ignoring hail damage not only compromises the structural integrity of your property but also diminishes its overall value. Timely repairs help protect your investment.

  • Avoiding Costly Replacements: Addressing hail damage promptly can save you money in the long run. Ignoring the issue may lead to more extensive damage that requires a complete roof replacement, a much costlier endeavor than timely repairs.

  • Preventing Secondary Issues: Hail damage can open the door to other problems, such as mold growth due to water infiltration. Timely repairs help prevent these secondary issues, ensuring a healthy and safe living environment.


Conclusion:

After a hailstorm, it's important to inspect your roof for any signs of damage and prioritize making timely repairs. Neglecting the impact of hail on your roof can lead to a host of problems that go beyond just the appearance. By taking action promptly, you not only protect your home but also maintain its value and integrity for years to come. Don't allow a seemingly minor dent to turn into a major problem – address hail damage as soon as possible and weather the storms with confidence.



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If you need roofing experts to help you through hail storm damage and get you the most out of your insurance claim and install a beautiful, high-quality roof in Atlanta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, and all of North Metro Atlanta, Roof Depot is here for you! Call 800-MY-ROOFER or visit us at MyRoofDepot.com to schedule a FREE Roof Analysis.


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