Last weeks intense storms are just a taste of what is in store for Orlando residents in the upcoming months.
The Storm Damage Center list some important facts about hail damage
Ever been hit by a golf ball or a baseball before? Now imagine a solid ball of ice falling at up to 120 mph from thousands of feet up in the air. Large hail falls with enough force to damage roofs, cars, break windows and more. If a person were to be directly hit with large hail, it could cause serious bodily injury, or death. It is imperative to seek shelter immediately when faced with hail storms, severe thunderstorm watches and severe thunderstorm warnings in order to protect yourself from falling hail.
Hail is defined as starting at a diameter of 0.2 inches or more. Hail can grow as big as golf balls, baseballs, and even soccer balls. Hail larger than 0.75 inches is considered large enough to cause serious damage in the United States. Per NOAA, hailstones can fall at speeds up to 120 mph.
Especially when talking about hail damage to roofs on houses and commercial buildings, often times the untrained eye cannot detect hail damage to shingles, roofing materials, skylights, siding, and other materials. The safest option is to have an experience hail damage repair contractor perform a full hail damage inspection.
Poor quality contractors and scammers can cause permanent damage, devalue your property, steal your money and put you at personal, legal and financial risk… not to mention all the headaches!
Having a game plan in place is the best way to protect your home and loved ones.
Repairing any leaks, loose tiles, or shingles
Securing and bracing gabled roofs
Checking fasteners and flashings, resealing if necessary
Inspecting the gutters, ensuring they are attached properly
Checking to see if the roof meets the new code requirements
Ensuring the roof sheathing is attached properly
If by chance the severe storm comes before you are able to have your roof inspected and damage has occurred, it is important to have the roof covered with a tarp to prevent more damage
Whether you want to prepare your home for the upcoming severe weather or have a roofing emergency, contact the professionals at Schick Roofing.
Schick Roofing is your preferred Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando Roofing Contractor providing the Central Florida area with residential and commercial roofing services.