Hail can cause a lot of issues for your roofing system. Unfortunately, some homeowners tend to make the mistake of ignoring hail damage after hailstorms. This is because it isn’t always the most obvious from ground level. However, ignoring hail damage on your roof can result in some costly consequences for you in the long run.
Energy Efficiency Issues
Your roofing system is one of the most important players in keeping your home energy-efficient. Unfortunately, hail can cause a crack in your shingles, which will allow warm air to escape or enter through the roof of your home. Regardless of the season or the climate of your area, both problems can affect your home’s heating and cooling loads, and cause your monthly energy bills to spike.
Once hailstones hit your roof, they can knock off its protective coating, which exposes the layer beneath to the elements. This is the reason why you should never put off having your roof repaired or inspected after a hailstorm. Not only that, but failing to be proactive in your inspections and maintenance can also affect your homeowners insurance.
Homeowners insurance can help you recoup whatever you spent to repair your roofing system, provided you have the roof repaired and make a claim as soon as possible. This is because most insurance companies believe that homeowners are responsible for the upkeep of their home and, as such, will only release a pay out if the roof is repaired before any leaks or major issues ever occur.
Turn to Kidd-Luukko Corporation for your roofing maintenance needs. We are your number one provider of gutter installation and roof inspection services. Give us a call at (508) 799-9500, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Manchester, NH, and Boston, Worcester and other nearby areas in Massachusetts.