Hailstorms are regular occurrences in Charlotte and Concord. The majority of hail storms occurs during the summer or fall months, and is concentrated in specific areas. Occasionally, they will cause extensive property damage. Hailstones that are more than 1.5 inches in diameter can cause serious damage to humans, pets, crops, vehicles, and structures. Needless to say, hail storms can cause significant damage to your roofing, windows, and siding. When hailstones reach three inches in diameter, they can cause devastating roof damage, even the need for total roof replacement.
A reputable Charlotte roofing contractor can provide expert help to repair or replace a hail damaged roof. Homeowners will need to do a little homework in order to find the best local roofing contractor serving metro Charlotte, and North Carolina. A trustworthy and qualified roofing company can help solve your roofing needs in the following ways:
- Certified inspectors will identify hail damage
- They provide insurance claims assistance
- They are Certified by leading roofing manufacturers
- Workmanship and manufacturer warranties
The last few years have resulted in significant amounts of roofing hail storm damage. Charlotte homeowners need to be particularly sensitive to the possibility of hail damage on their roofs. While hail is common throughout most of the year in North Carolina, in recent years, above average hail storms have occurred in the metro Charlotte area. Some North Carolina hail storms have produced golf ball sized hail, which is capable creating extensive damage to residential and commercial roofs.
Like everywhere else in the country, asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material used on Charlotte roofs. The following are some common signs that your roof has been damaged by a hail storm:
- Dents or bruising in a number of asphalt shingles
- Significant loss of granules are missing from the shingles
- Roofing shingles feel soft to the touch
- Metal air vents, flashing, gutters, and siding are damaged
If you are uncertain about your insurance policy coverage for hail damage, review your homeowner policy paperwork immediately, and contact your insurance company.
Warning: Beware of storm chasers going door to door in Charlotte neighborhoods soon after a hail storm. Most of these companies are not licensed in North Carolina, if they are licensed at all. They will require upfront payment, perform shoddy work, and will be long gone if your roof experiences problems down the road.
Hail Storm roofing experts in Charlotte, NC
When choosing a roofing company that deals with hail storm damage, you want to find the best one in the area. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors is a longtime member of the Charlotte community, and they have decades of experience in dealing with the local weather extremes. They also specialize in numerous exterior home improvement projects, including the repair of siding that has been damaged by hail. They are certified installers for Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko roofing products. They carry an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have received multiple years Super Service Awards from Angie’s List. Call them today for a free estimate on hail storm damage from one of the best roofers in the Charlotte area.