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Main Causes of Roof Damage

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Roof Damage- Big Problem Roof damage can have many causes. Some of the causes of roof damage are connected to the type of roof you have on your Chicago home. Whether you are trying to protect and extend the life of an existing roof or you want to protect a new roof, here are some of the main causes of roof damage. Poor Maintenance It is important to regularly inspect your roof for small problems and damages and immediately make repairs. This is especially true if your roof has little or no slope. Regular inspection and maintenance will prevent small minor

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Hail Damage Insurance- Myths and Facts

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Most common misconceptions homeowners have about their property claims arising from hail damage. I looked at my roof and didn't see any problems. Roofing systems must be physically inspected by someone who has training and experience to determine if there is actual hail damage. Insurance companies send their adjusters too special training so they can properly identify hail damage to property, unfortunately there is not much ongoing training for the roofing or home inspection industries. I'm not missing any shingles so I must not have damage. Missing shingles are related to wind damage claims and can happen during a hail storm if the winds

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5 Hail Damage examples

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Sometimes you can't see the hail damage on your roof with the naked eye. Roof repair may be necessary now so that you don't have severe damage in the future. Hail damage effect known as spidering. No clear definition of a bruise Hail Damaged Shingle Shingle keyway damaged by hail Hail that hit the “keyway” causing damage on two tabs The perfect hail hit Most homeowners never claim hail damage to their roof. Most of the time they don't notice the hail damage to their roof because most people don't walk around on their roof. Hail damage to your roof is not as obvious as to

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What is Hail Damage and how does it affect my home?

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What is Hail Damage and how does it affect my home?

Roofing hail damage

When large hail and strong winds exist near residential areas, homes may sustain considerable hail damage to roofing, siding, gutters. Hail is a large frozen raindrop that is produced by intense thunderstorms where snow and rain coexist. HOW CAN HAIL DAMAGE MY ROOF? Hail damage can affect your property in many ways. Hail damage to asphalt shingles can cause soft spots or bruising that may or may not be visible to the naked eye. Hail impacts will also tend to loosen the hard granules that make up the top surface of the shingle. In some cases hail will cause enough damage to

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What is Hail?

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What is Hail?

Hail

Definition of hail Hail is a form of precipitation that occurs when updrafts in thunderstorms carry raindrops upward into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere where they freeze into ice. How does hail forms? There are two ideas about hail formation. In the past, the prevailing thought was that hailstones grow by colliding with super cooled water drops. Super cooled water will freeze on contact with ice crystals, frozen rain drops, dust or some other nuclei. Thunderstorms that have a strong updraft keep lifting the hailstones up to the top of the cloud where they encounter more super cooled water and continue to grow.The

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