There are dozens of hailstorms every year in Virginia, so it’s important to be prepared. Hail damage can be some of the most devastating weather-related harm to your roof. Here are some things you need to know to protect your roof after a hail storm.
Hail Damage Can Be Hard to Spot
Some roof damage is easy to see like a tree branch crashing through your roof or a big leak during a rainstorm. Hailstones typically aren’t any bigger than a few inches in diameter. Even if you’re able to see that hail has accumulated on your roof, that doesn’t necessarily mean your roof is damaged.
You won’t be able to see the damage from the ground and going up onto your roof is dangerous. It might be best to call your local pro!
We want to reiterate just how dangerous it can be to inspect your roof. It turns out that 43% of fatal falls are from a ladder and most deadly falls are from 10 feet or less. The statistics show that it’s dangerous without proper safety procedures and equipment.
Trust the Local Pros
Your first call after you have hail damage should be to your local restoration company. Be skeptical of contractors coming to visit your home. Many of these are “storm chasers” who come to communities affected by a storm to look for work. Unfortunately, these contractors have no investment in the community and can do subpar work before leaving back to their homes.
Painter Roofing has years of experience and can offer you a free estimate so you know exactly what you’re paying for.
If your roof has sustained hail-related weather damage, call the local experts at Painter Roofing & Construction at (703) 962-1444 or fill out an online contact form!