It’s important to have your roof inspected after a harsh weather event like a hailstorm. Addressing roofing issues immediately can prevent the need for costly repairs.
In today’s post, your trusted local roofing contractor ABM Services & Renovations Inc. discusses ways to protect your roof from hail damage.
What Happens When You Ignore Wind and Hail Damage
The longer you delay having minor problems repaired, the more they will cost you in the future. For example, water can seep in through the holes in your roof and damage your ceiling and attic. Pests and insects are attracted to moisture, which can also promote mold growth.
Failure to immediately call your insurer after your roof has been damaged by hail may cause your adjuster to refuse to cover your repair costs. Delaying a roof repair can cause your home to lose value.
How You Can Protect Your Roof
Overhanging limbs from a nearby tree could fall on your roof during a storm. Limbs that are thicker than your arm can pose a danger to your home. It’s best to cut any limbs that may fall on your house. This goes the same for rotting trees.
Invest in hail and wind resistant roofing products. Class IV shingles with an impact resistance rating of UL 2218 can endure the impact of huge hailstones and winds of up to 110 mph.
Check your attic periodically since signs of damage aren’t always visible outside. Look for mold, mildew and water stains on the walls and ceilings. A common symptom of roof damage is a humid attic space.
Regular inspections can help you identify and address minor roofing problems before they worsen and require major repairs. At ABM Services & Renovations Inc., we can provide detail-oriented preventive maintenance. You can also count on us for emergency roof repairs due to hail, wind and rain damage. We offer commercial and residential roof replacement services. Call us at (770) 282-3700 or fill out our online form for a free quote. We serve homeowners in Atlanta and McDonough, GA.