A lot of homeowners are lucky enough to come out of a hailstorm with just minor damage on their roofs. However, what a lot of homeowners also don’t realize is that even minor hail damage can have lasting effects when storm damage repair is delayed.
Here’s a brief timeline to show you how hail damage progresses when not addressed right away:
After a Storm
Asphalt shingles hit by hailstones will have dents evident, with granule loss as well. This level of damage exposes the layer of asphalt underneath to the elements, leading to faster deterioration.
After a Few Weeks
As hail-damage portions of shingles are exposed to the elements every day, their asphalt layer weakens, leading to brittleness. Changes in temperature can also cause shingles to contract and expand, further contributing to damage and compromising the roofing material.
After a Few Months
When the weather grows cold, damaged asphalt shingles may crack, leading to tiny holes that can let in water when it rains. Shingle curling may also be more evident, which also increases the risks of shingles being blown off when strong winds come.
After a Few Years
With continued granule loss, asphalt shingles become more and more susceptible to leaks. When not immediately remedied by home exterior renovation companies, leaks can lead not just to wood rot in the roofing structure and the parts of your home near the source but also mold growth that has health repercussions.
Note: Insurance claims involving hail damage that worsened due to neglect are often denied, so pay attention to the window your policy provides to ensure you are rightfully compensated.
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