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Size of Hail and Damage Caused

by | Apr 23, 2021 | General, Hail, Insurance, Shingles | 0 comments

The size of hail and damage caused is something we should all be educated on. While pea sized hail might take out our freshly bloomed gardens, it’s important to know when you should be concerned about your home’s structural components. With Colorado being the second highest level of hail damage in the United States, being educated about the size of hail and damage caused is an important part of being an educated homeowner.

As shown in the image below, it is generally a large marble to quarter sized stone that begins to damage your home. It is important to note that many factors play into whether your home is damaged by a storm. The condition and age of your roof is the largest factor; an older roof with a more brittle roof surface is more likely to be damaged by a smaller storm. A newer roof, especially a roof that is Class IV rated or an SBS shingle product is less likely to be affected by a smaller storm. It is important to note that any concern you have about your home after a storm should be addressed in a timely manner. Many insurance carriers have tight limitations around the time you have to file a claim after the date of a storm. Prior to involving your insurance, it is a smart decision to have Roof Link’s highly trained Project Managers inspect your property to confirm that you do have damage. This process helps you to avoid unnecessary claims on your insurance records. You can contact us to request a free and timely inspection of your home. You can expect a detailed verbal report from our project manager and we can assist you through the insurance process if you prefer.

If you should find yourself in need of a new roofing system after a hail storm, it’s important to be aware of the new technology that can help you avoid damage in storms to come. A product like CertainTeed’s Landmark Climate Flex can protect your home better than your standard shingle.  With it’s polymer based technology, the shingle is more rubber than asphalt which helps the shingle to reflect hail stones. 

As always, Roof Link is Northern Colorado’s residential roofing expert for a reason; our project managers live here, play here and are always available with an honest answer you can trust.  


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