Was your home hit by a hailstorm? If you’re like most homeowners you’re probably thinking, “there’s not a hole in my roof so what’s the big deal?”
You may be surprised to learn that hail can cause significant damage to your home even if it didn’t create holes in your roof.
When hail hits, it knocks the protective granules off roof shingles and creates a bruise. Over time, water pools in these areas and causes leaks and costly repairs. If you don’t fix hail damage right away, the damage can spread to other areas of your home. Scary right?
Read on to learn how getting a professional hail damage inspection can avoid these costly hail related problems.
#3 on the list is super important!
Unrepaired hail damage often leads to roof leaks. Once water makes its way past a roof’s protective barrier all bets are off. Water can soak into the insulation, wooded support beams, plywood and more. The heat in your attic and water-soaked materials create an environment ripe for mold growth.
This four-letter word is enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Mold is something that even experienced homeowners fear, and rightfully so. It can cause all sorts of health problems AND expensive repairs. Getting a hail damage roof inspection is an easy way to prevent this situation from happening.
2. Roof Repairs
Typical asphalt roofs can last anywhere from 15-25 years… if they are maintained! Hail and other storm damage can weaken parts of your roofing system reducing its overall lifespan. If hail damage isn’t fixed, it can lead to costly repairs later.
3. Reduced Home Value
Your home’s roof makes up about 40% of your home’s curb appeal. A roof in bad shape can easily distract from the beauty of your home and lower its value.
This is especially true if you are looking to sell your home soon. Most home buyers will avoid properties with roof issues due to the high cost of repairs. What’s worse is roof problems are often noted in inspection reports and is a top reason most real estate deals don’t make it to closing.
Not sure if you have hail damage? If your home was hit by hail, do these three things today!
Want To Avoid Costly Roof Problems?
If this question has you screaming “YES!” then you need to schedule a free roof inspection today! An expert member of our team will meet with you, fully inspect your home and give you a comprehensive evaluation of your roof’s condition. Call (815) 623-3644 or click here to get started.
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