Factors Affecting Hail Damage to Your Roof
The amount of damage that hailstorms can inflict on your roof varies depending on several factors. First off, wind conditions can massively alter the severity of hail impact. A minute change in wind direction or speed can potentially result in tremendous damage. Second, the type of building materials that a property uses can allow it to absorb hail impacts differently — hail can fracture vinyl sidings, while it can leave dents in asphalt or aluminum shingles. Lastly, surrounding structures and barriers, such as fences and trees, can significantly decrease hailstorms' ability to damage your home.
How Does Size Affect Hail Damage?
Hailstone size is also an important factor that can affect the degree of damage done to your property. The smallest hail measures at ¾ inch and can deal minor damage to vinyl sidings and window screens and dislodge granules from shingles. Hailstones with a one-inch diameter can inflict significant bruising to shingle underlayment and damage to gutters and fascia. Bigger stones within the range of one ¾ – two inches would be able to penetrate softer roof parts such as plastic vents and ridge caps. Finally, anything more significant than two inches will result in severe damage to your home’s roof.
Consequences of Ignoring Hail Damage to Your Roof
Following a Waukesha hailstorm, it is critical to seek guidance from a hail damage roof replacement company like Bulldog Builders. Leaving hail damage alone can turn ordinary roof and shingle damage into more severe problems, like ice dams and leaks. In the long run, these can translate to rotting wood, mold, and electrical issues. Rotting wood and mold in particular can quickly become unmanageable yet challenging to detect if not instantly dealt with. These damages can also be costly to repair, so considering all potential issues when fixing your home can save you dollars in the long run.
Assistance With Insurance Claims After a Waukesha Hailstorm
Insurance claims can be complex when it comes to roof replacements. However, Bulldog Builders is more than eager to get you the funding you need. Our founder, Wes Kitto, has 25 years of property claim experience. He has professionally operated as a claims adjuster for both insurance carriers and policyholders (as a public adjuster). Furthermore, he has also worked with attorneys as a key witness in depositions and trials in property claim litigation. No one in Wisconsin has the expertise that Wes brings to the table about complicated property claim issues.