Hail can leave lasting damage on a roof. This can be caused by many things; Storm damage from the hail, tree damage due to falling limbs, or even the damage by people walking your roof. Not to mention loose worn out shingles, cracked or sun damaged shingles, the list goes on. Keeping this in mind, about 90% of rook leaks are caused by improper installation or by defective metal flashing. It’s rare to find that the actual roofing product failed. Flashing is what’s found near any roof penetration area such as chimney areas, step, apron and valley areas, anywhere where the roof angles join together. During a repair, it is necessary to look for any other roof damage that could lead to future problems. If the leaks are not addressed, the structure of your home may be weakened as the building frame continues to be exposed to dampness.
Roofs, gutters, flashing, and skylights are the structures that receive the most damage during a storm. Conditions such as roof pitch, the direction of the wind, age, and temperature of the roofing material all play into effect when it comes to roof repairs after a storm. There are many problems that can occur, and it’s important to have a trained professional who can spot these problems very easily.
In addition, the poor installation of roof shingles, which are sometimes placed incorrectly, may need to be addressed. If roof shingles are missing, these will need to be replaced also.
When hail storm damage has occurred, it is very important that individuals check their roof for needed repairs regularly. Most opt for spring because of the fair weather and due to the fact that spring storms and heavy rains make you think more about your roofs integrity Give Portland Roofing Consultations a call today!.