Hail frequently rips through the Midwest during the summer months as large storm systems unleash their fury. The first thing you’ll notice following a storm is probably the leaves that have been beaten down and now litter your yard. Maybe you’ll check on your car(s) to make sure the hail hasn’t made dents. At some point your attention is going to turn to your roof. What should you look for, and if you find damage, do you immediately call your insurance provider?
Midwesterners know all too well the dangers that come with a supercell thunderstorm. High winds, large hail and strong tornadoes are all born out of these massive storms. Once the sirens stop and the storm passes, it’s time to take stock of what’s been damaged. Most homeowners think about their cars first, then turn their attention to the mess that’s left in the yard from trees and shrubs that have been eviscerated by the wind, heavy rain and hail.
Many factors enter into the equation when it comes to how long your roof will protect your home. The materials used, the expertise of the workers who installed it, and the degree of punishing weather you experience are probably the top three. Assuming that your roof was indeed installed by experts who use quality material, we face the third factor – Mother Nature. High winds and hail are the two most common roofing problems homeowners and business owners face today, but there is something you can do to remediate the damage.