Metro Atlanta typically experiences only a couple wind and hail storms per year — but it only takes one wind and hail event to cause significant damage to your roof, putting your property and belongings at risk. ImproveIT! of Atlanta has years of experience in replacing roofs caused by wind and hail damage in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Our roofing experts will respond quickly and professionally to restore the integrity of your roof and home.
Even if you don’t notice any roof leaks after a wind or hail storm, that doesn’t mean your roof hasn’t been damaged. Pea-sized hail will probably not cause damage, but even modest-sized hailstones falling from the sky at high velocities can impact roof shingles and compromise their integrity. You might not even see the effects until months later when you suddenly notice the water stain on the ceiling and a puddle on the floor after a non-eventful rainstorm. By that point, the cost of the damage has already multiplied. After any significant wind and hail event, a basic roof inspection can reveal unseen signs of wind and hail damage and determine whether you need a roof replacement.
Tips for Dealing with Wind and Hail Damage
If a wind/hail storm produces stones larger than 1/2-inch in diameter (dime-sized or larger), your roof may be at risk. The following tips will help ensure your roof stays protected.
- Beware of door-to-door “hail damage” experts. Significant hail storms sometimes attract so-called “hail damage repair” experts who come into a neighborhood (often from out of town) to prey on unsuspecting homeowners. Never hire someone to repair hail damage without properly vetting them, making sure they are licensed, bonded and fully insured. Never pay for hail damage services up front.
- Err on the side of caution. Remember, damage to your roof may not be immediately evident after a hail storm. Schedule a roof inspection with a local roofing company like ImproveIT! of Atlanta to check for signs of damage.
- Repair hail damage as soon as possible. If you wait until a leak develops before repairing the roof, you’ll also have the costs of repairing any water damage that results from that leak. You’ll pay less in the long run by repairing the roof before leaks occur.
If you suspect possible wind or hail damage to your roof, our experts can perform a full inspection that will determine whether your roof is in need of a replacement. To schedule your inspection, call ImproveIT! of Atlanta today at 770-612-5635.