Do you have storm or hail damage in Texas? This year our state has experienced a few storms with strong winds and hail. Roofs have taken a beating; damage has been found. If you are concerned about the condition of your roof then let us help you. This article will explain what your typical hail impacts look like and what you can do about it. So, if you have hail damage in Texas, continue reading.
Look at your fixtures
Hail can typically be found by searching for impact marks or fractures on your roof. Note: We do not suggest any homeowner perform their inspection; please contact Rhino Construction, your roofing specialists for a free inspection. Hint: Before scouring your roof for impact marks, look at your fixtures. Fixtures include the vent stacks, turbines, and flashing. You will notice these components are made of light metal; they will be your first sign of hail damage. It’s not uncommon for us to find these components riddled with marks.
Inspect the shingles
You can now search your roof top for damage. Quickly scan your shingles for any indentions. These indentions normally are circular and the granules will be missing. For a quicker inspection, concentrate on scanning for small black spots. Our hail damage in Texas has brought a variety of stone sizes. From quarter sized stones to pea-sized, we have had them all. A fracture in your shingles will be easily noticed. Get a close up of the shingle; does the mat underlining the shingle have a tear? That’s a fracture. So, you think you can do it? Sure you can. One other thing, granule loss, foot traffic, debris impact, and wear and tear all resemble hail marks. It can be tough to differentiate. Contact Rhino Construction, your Central Texas Roofing Contractor for a free inspection.
What about wind damage?
Our state has also experienced some strong winds this year. Wind is typically found around the ridge, the top, of your roof. This is due to the natural flow of wind. Wind damage leaves your shingles in poor condition and diminishes the protection your roof provides. When searching, look for creased shingles and lifted shingles. Creased shingles are caused by wind blasting your roof. The wind has blown back the visible section of the tab, stressing it at the point of attachment. Lifted shingles can easily be found by lightly lifting various shingles on your roof. When testing, lightly pull up on a tab. If a row of shingles easily pulls up then you may have some wind damage.
This year’s wind and hail damage in Texas has been extensive.
With three large storms hitting our state, have you considered the condition of your roof? If not, you should call us today. We are the experts at finding wind damage and hail damage in Texas.
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