Frisco Storm Damage Repair
Hail Damage Roofing
In Texas spring means storm season and last night kicked off the season with a large line of storms which extended from Texas up into Kansas. May areas in the metroplex last night suffered heavy hail damage as a result of 3″ hail which fell across a large portion of the Dallas / Fort Worth Metro Area. Among the areas effected were Garland, Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton, Melissa, Carollton, White Settlement and Frisco.
Call Alpine Roofing Construction your Frisco Storm Damage Repair Experts for all your hail and storm damage needs.
1 Inch – 2 Inch: If the hail size is between 1 and 2 inches, or between a quarter and egg size, the hail damage should be more easily found on the asphalt shingles themselves, as well as any soft metal on the roof.
Greater Than 2 Inches: Hail greater than 2 inches will usually create some level of hail damage, especially to an asphalt roof. If this is the case, contact your preferred roofing contractor for a full assessment of the damages and notify the your insurance company. Your Frisco Storm Damage Repair experts and Alpine Roofing Construction can assist you with your insurance claim.
Signs of a hail damaged roof.
There are three main signs that indicate a hail damaged roof, which include missing granules, bruising and circular cracking. With a basic understanding of each, it will help you to accurately identify the severity any hail damage.
Missing Granules: Check for missing granules that have exposed the substrate, or the black layer underneath them. The An exposed substrate should look fresh, or and not as if it has been exposed to the sun for an extended period of time. This will indicate new hail damage rather than a preexisting condition.
Bruising: Another indicator of hail damage is to run your hand over an individual shingle and feel for dimples or indentations. You should also press your thumb against the any indentations found and note if there is a soft spongy feel, like a bruised tomato. This bruising may be hidden, but will cause the shingle to fail prematurely over time.
Circular Cracking: Larger hailstones can cause circular cracking around the hit itself in a half-moon or full circle shape. This sort of cracking indicates a shingle that has been damaged through to the fiberglass matting, making it highly susceptible to water penetration.
Before you risk climbing on your roof today. Call Alpine Roofing your Frisco Storm Damage Repair experts.