Hailstorms are more likely than not to inflict some form of damage on your roof, but, luckily, there are ways to minimize the potential damage. WaterpROOFessional Roofing Company, your go-to company for roofing repair services in the state, lists them below.
Trim Overhanging Branches
Even moderate winds are enough to split branches and cause them to fall on to your roof. Depending on their weight, the impact from the branches can damage your roof. And, when combined with the weight of hailstones, these branches might even cause sections of your roof to collapse. Trimming overhanging branches reduces this possibility.
Use Hail- and Wind-Resistant Roofing Materials
Removing factors that can exacerbate hail and wind damage isn’t enough, however; you also have to increase your roof’s resistance to hailstones and strong winds. Using hail-resistant material in residential roofing systems is one way to do this and is recommended for homes in neighborhoods that experience extreme weather events frequently.
In particular, for homes in windy areas, we recommend installing metal roofs, which can withstand strong winds. And, although metal roofs have a reputation for being dent-prone under severe hail, they’re usually able to resist small to moderately large hailstones, making a metal roof a sensible choice for homeowners who want well-rounded protection against hail and strong winds.
Frequently Maintain Your Roof
Even the strongest roof will eventually falter without proper maintenance; relatively minor issues that could have been easily fixed will worsen if they’re subjected to hail. That’s why it’s important that you have an experienced and reputable contractor routinely inspect and maintain your roof.
WaterpROOFessional Roofing Company is an award-winning contractor with almost two decades’ worth of experience. We offer metal roofing installation services as well as other residential roofing services. To get a free quote, call (217) 390-2938, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Urbana, IL.