The Effects of Hail on a Roof

Hail, wind, heat and radiation from the sun, all take their toll on a roof, especially in some parts of the country like North Texas. Statistics show that hail is the most damaging of all these weather hazards. This may be good news for companies and workers that install or repair roofing but, at first, it costs the insurance companies millions of dollars every time a hail storm strikes a populated area. Unfortunately, in the end the cost ends up being paid by the home owners who live in areas frequently struck with hail storms.

The size and type of hail that strikes North Texas communities can damage roofing on homes, businesses or industrial buildings. All types of roofing products: wood shingles, shake shingles concrete tile type shingles and even asphalt shingles are damaged or destroyed by hail every year in the North Texas region. The only roof repair that can be avoided is for a home with a metal roof. Even in the case of a metal roof, the storm damage can take its toll in the form of storm damage that shows up as dents and dings.

The danger from hail is not only the possible destruction of roofing material. Often the damage is not easy to see, but the damage is there. Eventually, it leads to moisture leaking onto the structure of the home. Once moisture gets into the roofing construction it can run down into the walls. Eventually, mold and mildew can start, causing even more problems.

When hail falls in the North Texas area, there is little a homeowner can do. With a quick glance at the roof, they assume no damage has been done, a mistake they will later regret. What should have been done was to place a quick call to Alpine Roofing Construction, (817) 409-8975, their Fort Worth roofer. If the homeowner is lucky only minor damage will be found, which can be repaired and saving much hand ringing and worry.

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