How Hail Damages Roofs

Did you know that hail causes more than $1.6 billion in damages to roofs all over America? It is one of those natural occurrences, which causes a lot of damage to your roof. In certain areas, you will see hail throughout the year.  Hail can not only cause a dent in your car but also have the potential to damage your roof.

You will not be able to see the immediate impact of the hail on your roof but over time, hail can definitely cause enough damage to reduce the lifespan of your roof.

Hail can vary in size and some can be as small as pebbles, while others can be as big as a baseball.  It is mostly larger hail stones that have the potential to damage your roof. Over time the force of the hail stones hitting your roof will loosen shingles or cause abnormal fluctuations in your roof's structure and therefore your roof could get damaged.

Furthermore, as your roofing material gets older, there is a likelihood that it could get damaged further and more quickly. If the damaged shingles are not replaced, there is a possibility of a leak.

Hail damage is a costly proposition both for the homeowners and the insurance companies. Most of the time the damage is not visible to the naked eye and water ends up in your home before you know it.

However, a DaVinci composite slate roof carries a Class 4 impact rating, which is the best impact rating a roofing material can have and can save you money on your insurance premium.  Check out how our simulated slate roofing reacts to a ball of hail.

 Want to know more ways that DaVinci composite roofing can protect your home?  Please contact our customer service department with any questions you have.

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