Guide For Hail Damage of a Roof
Significant for the integrity of the roof is hail damage that can only be seen close up. Often when hail hits an Oklahoma roof, it causes what is known as “degranulation” of the shingles. Degranulation can only be seen on close inspection by someone who knows what they are looking for. When hail causes degranulation, the integrity of the shingle is compromised, and the serviceable life of the shingle is significantly shortened. This warrants roof replacement under your homeowners insurance policy.
After our Oklahoma storms, many wonder if they have hail damage and if so, what to do next. Please feel free to call us to help you determine what is the best thing you should do for your home or building.
If you are a homeowner that has recently been through a hailstorm and would like to inspect it for hail damage, the following quick guide will give you a basic understanding of what to look for.
Inspect your roof promptly after a storm: Any storm or wind alone can damage a roof, so the sooner you inspect the roof after a storm, the better you can avoid leak damage inside the home. If an insurance claim for roof damage is warranted, you'll be able to provide better data to support your claim.
Inspect your roof gutters and the ground: before and after a storm. If the gutters were clean and after the storm they are loaded with mineral granules you have strong evidence of roof wear and damage due to the hail storm.
Free Inspection: If you spot a potential issue or suspect any sort of wind or hail damage after a severe storm, you may always contact Curb Appeal Roofing Construction for a free roof inspection. Just call us at 405.601.9222.
IMPACT AND WIND UPLIFT RESISTANT ROOFING
We have products that work well to protect your residential roof or commercial roof in Oklahoma wind and hail storms.
That's right: up to 130 miles per hour!
We at Curb Appeal Roofing Construction often use a product from Owens Corning called SureNail® Shingles. Why do we often use SureNail Shingles? Read on: you'll be impressed.
We work with both residential and commercial roofing and construction projects. In fact, Curb Appeal is one of the very few GAF certified roofing contractors in the Oklahoma City metro area. With over 35 years experience in the roofing industry, we can work with almost any roof. In fact, many other companies hire us to do the difficult projects for them.
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Our expertise also includes flat and shingle roofs, construction, fencing, siding, gutters and painting. We provide all the services you need to make your house beautiful!
Products we install include: GAF, Owens Corning, Mule-Hide, Malarkey, TAMKO, Whirlwind, along with other cutting edge products.
Our roofing expertise includes: TPO, Metal Roofs, Flat Roof Systems, Energy Star Rated Shingles, Surenail Shingles, Algae resistant shingles, products that can withstand up to 130 MPH winds, and complete roofing systems. We have the expertise to work on tile roofs, pitched roofs, and slate and metal roofs.