Were you aware that hail only has to be as small as 3/4-1″ (Dime-Quarter Sized) in width to produce severe roof damage?
Furthermore, even hail that is 1/4-1/2″ can cause significant destruction when extreme winds take place.
Whenever your neighborhood is affected by hail your best option is to have a professional for roof repair in Pflugerville check your roof following the storm. One side of a block can get hammered with hail while the other gets nothing, making for very unpredictable conditions.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) states that 1″ sized hail travels near 20 mph and larger pieces can even sustain speeds of up to 100 mph! At those speeds, it can become fatal so do not venture outside without proper protective gear.
The aftermath of a hail storm can be a frustrating process to deal with, so we have some tips on what you should after the storm passes.
Once it has become safe to return outdoors, take a look around your property to look for any signs of damage. Here are some things to look out for:
- Cracked windows and broken pieces of glass scattered around
- Dings, dents, or cracks in your siding and gutters
- Granules from roof shingles in your gutters and downspout drainage
- Water stains on ceilings
- Any other type of damage that was caused by the weather event
It is most beneficial to document any damages you find with pictures and take notes. If hail is still present on your roof or the ground, be sure to include that as well.
It is not suggested to get on your roof to inspect for damages unless you have the proper safety equipment and experience. Instead, reach out to a local roofing contractor in Pflugerville!
Perform the Essential Repairs
Whether it’s a broken skylight, window, water intrusion or whatever it is, do not ignore it and, again, document everything! Retain all your receipts if you have to purchase tarps or plastic to cover any exposed areas such as broken windows. Contact Mpact Roofing to cover any damaged areas or holes in your roof. These types of emergency repairs may be reimbursed, depending on your insurance policy coverage.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
Before you contact your insurance agent you should consider having your roof looked at by a Mpact Roofing. Our experts know exactly what to look for and will determine quickly if there is damage present from a recent hail storm and will not suggest you make a claim if it is unnecessary. This will save both you and the insurance company valuable time and energy all around.
Call Mpact Roofing today at (512) 535-2053
If you have any additional questions on the steps to take following a notable hail storm, get in contact with us. Our qualified professionals are eager to help you get your property back to better than it was before it was damaged!