I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that question in the last few months. The Atlanta metro area has definitely suffered more than its fair share of damage as a result of recent severe thunderstorms and related hail, as demonstrated by all of the cars parading around the streets advertising one roofer after another. Many of these roofing contractors are known as “rain chasers” in the industry. Visit our website to get free information about the article
Hail storms are closely accompanied by a swarm of cars, all of which are hoping for a fast influx of easy cash. They vanish as rapidly as they emerged after the initial flurry of action… going on to the next affected area. They leave a slew of unhappy consumers with nowhere to turn when warranty problems occur. The homeowners are then responsible for both the liability and the financial cost. This has happened to families in our service area many times. But I digress. Returning to our initial question.
The scale of the hail determines how much damage it does. Generally speaking, according to the Nebraska Department of Insurance website (www.doi.ne.gov/brochure/b hail.htm), “Before heavy composite shingles or wood shake shingles are damaged, hail must be 14 inches in diameter (half-dollar size). After being struck by 1-inch diameter (quarter-size) hail, lightweight composite shingles can display damage. Only deteriorated composite shingles will display hail damage from hail less than one inch in diameter, and the hail must be larger than 34 inches (dime size).” So, during a hurricane, who goes out and counts the hail? In our town, we’ve seen hail the size of a golf ball, and several roofs have had to be replaced. What about the roof on your house?Examine your car parked outside, your mailbox, window screens, vinyl siding, air conditioner, and other things if you believe your roof is damaged. These things are much more vulnerable to hail than your roof.