If you’re a homeowner in Georgia, you know the phrase is not “if” you’ll ever need roof repair or replacement due to storm damage, it’s “when”.
For transients that didn’t grow up in Georgia, hail is probably not the first, second or even third natural disaster that comes to mind when they think of what might cause storm damage to their roof. But for native Georgians, hail is one of the wild weather phenomenons seen every storm season come March.
Why is the Weather Crazy in Georgia?
The reason storm season is so turbulent in Georgia has everything to do with geography and the frequency of cold fronts and warm fronts meeting. Both air masses have different densities, based on temperature, and do not mix well when they cross paths.
What is Hail?
Hail storms, in particular, are unique in the way they appear and the damage they can create all while remaining utterly fascinating. As a thunderstorm grows, updrafts will push water droplets into a region of the atmosphere that is below freezing (0 °C, 32 °F). When the water droplets collide together before reaching freezing temps it can cause some hailstone to grow several inches in diameter.
As the hailstone falls through the sky it builds velocity and the only thing to stop it is the moment the hail meets the ground, or anything else it meets before then, like your car or your roof. Regardless of the size of the hailstone, the real damage is caused due to the velocity it has gained while falling, so even small pieces of hail hitting your roof can cause significant damage that requires some sort of roof repair or replacement.
Each time a piece of hail hits your roof, it is displacing the shingle, chipping it away until it breaks down. If 20 pieces of hail hit your roof, you now have 20 spots on your roof with a compromised shingle that could lead to roof leaks, rotting, etc.
As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, never call your homeowner’s insurance company before calling Escex Roofing & Restorations. Calling your insurance first can have long term negative effects on your homeowners policy rate. If you call Escex first, we can usually get your roof repairs or replacements taken care of without your rate going up at all.
Hail Damaged My Roof! Now What?
For residents in Cobb, Cherokee, Marietta, Fulton and other surrounding counties needing roof repair and replacement due to hail damage, call Escex Roofing & Restorations for a FREE INSPECTION before calling your insurance company. As insurance specialists, you can trust that your roof restoration is in safe hands. Call us today for more information at 855-47-ESCEX, (855-473-7239). To get in touch via email, send your inquiries to info@EscexUSA.com or click here to fill out a FREE INSPECTION form. We save you time, money and headaches all while retaining your property’s true value.