Imagine sitting on your roof and repeatedly hitting it with a hammer. That is the damage that a hail storm with hail larger than 1.25” has on your roof.
Storms and hail are a part of life in Oklahoma. If your home or commercial property been damaged by hail or you suspect hail damage contact Ultimate Roofing and Construction, LLC, for a free honest roofing consultation.
Hail damage can at times be difficult to identify, indicators of storm damage can at times be more subtle than your roof leaking or having other evident signs of trouble. If the major damage is discovered years later, it’s too late to make a complete storm damage claim with the insurance company.
Roofs are the most commonly damaged part of a home in hailstorms or other storm activity. If you believe your property has sustained hail damage or any storm damage call the experts at Ultimate Roofing and Construction, LLC, We are experienced and can safely climb on top of your roof and inspect for any damage. We will quantify any damage and give you a detailed assessment of the condition of your roof and any damage your roof may have sustained. If your roof just needs a minor repair that is what we will report to you. If your roof needs to be replaced we will advise you on the best products that are available within your budget.
Ask us about Class 4 impact resistant shingles that will offer some protection against hail damage to your property future hail damage.
Factors that Determine Roofing Damage
Wind – During a hailstorm, wind direction and wind speed can vary. Changes in wind conditions can affect the location and severity of hail impacts.
Size and density – The size of the hailstones can affect the degree of damage, if any, to your property. A hailstone can be as small as a pea, or as large as a softball. Most hailstones do not have smooth edges, which can impact the type of damage they cause.
Building materials – Building materials absorb hail impacts differently. For example, hail can cause dings in aluminum siding, gutters or asphalt shingles, whereas it can crack vinyl siding or wood shakes. Alternatively, softball-sized hailstones can be dense enough and strong enough to puncture a roof. Additionally, the age and condition of a roof could affect the degree of damage.
Barriers – The position of neighboring structures and natural barriers, like tree cover, landscaping, fences or adjacent homes can reduce the ability of hail to cause damage.
Asphalt and Composition Shingles Hail Damage
Random damage with no discernable pattern.
Hail hits that are black in color
Loss of granules, which may expose the roof felt.
Asphalt and/or mat that appears shiny.
Hail hits that are soft to the touch, like the bruise on an apple.
Wood Shingles Hail Damage
Random damage with no discernable pattern.
A split in the shingle that is brown/orange in color.
A split in the shingle that has sharp corners and edges.
A split in the shingle that has little to no deterioration at the edges.
Impact marks or dents along the splits.
Ice and Snow Damage
Ice dams on roofs form when accumulated snow on a sloping roof melts and flows down the roof, under the insulating blanket of snow, until it reaches below freezing temperature air, typically at the eaves. When the meltwater reaches the freezing air, ice accumulates, forming a dam, and snow that melts later cannot drain properly through the dam. Ice dams may result in leaks through the roofing material, possibly resulting in damaged ceilings, walls, roof structure and insulation, damage or injury when the ice dam falls off or from attempts to remove ice dams.
Snow Damage Water is heavy, Just 3″ of wet snow adds 5 lb per square foot on your roof. On a 2000 sq. Ft home that is 10 000 lb. of frozen water sitting on your roof. Structural failure can happen due to snow build up.
Storm and Wind Damage
Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains, can cause major damage to your roof. From breaking the sealing on your shingles to total shingle or tile loss. Roofing repair can require anything from resealing some shingles, replacing lost or damaged shingles or a total roofing repair.
Determining the extent of damage requires expert roofers to assess any roofing damage as a result of the harsh Oklahoma weather. We will advise you on the best method to either repair or replace your roof. We are experienced in all roofing types and applications and repair, construction, maintain and replace both residential and commercial roofs throughout Oklahoma City.