Some people who don’t know any better ignore their roof after a harsh weather event. They might think that their house is fine, and if it has withstood a storm, one or two more won’t make a difference. This ignorance, however, may cost you thousands down the line.
Any residential roofing contractor would say that you can avoid costly roof repairs by addressing small issues before they become worse. Today, your local roofer, Wilson Roofing, talks about the consequences of neglecting a hail-damaged roof.
What Hail Does to Your Roof
Upon impact, a hailstone loosens the protective granules coating your roof’s uppermost layer. Without this protection, it exposes your roof to the elements, including water and the sun. For instance, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can weaken the exposed area and make them brittle.
Worse, your insurance provider may not compensate you for the costs of restoring your hail-damaged roof if you wait too long to get it repaired or if they think you were neglecting it. Insurers believe that homeowners should be responsible for the upkeep of their home, including (but not limited to) hiring roofing services regularly. And if they find out that you were negligent in this regard they’ll chalk it up to you being accountable for the damage, which means they’re not liable for it. You’ll likely be paying for repairs out of your own pocket in this scenario.
What Inspection Can Do for You
Maintenance and inspections can extend your roof’s life span and maximize it for every year it’s intact. Professional inspections, especially after a storm, minimizes significant costs later on. Note that even newer roofs can still be damaged by a hail storm, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve just installed it a month ago; when a hail storm happens, contact us right away.
Call us today at Wilson Roofing, your local residential and commercial roofing expert, at (855) 501-2220 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve Texas homeowners, particularly those in Austin, TX.