The last hail storm reported in Knoxville was in June of last year, with hailstones averaging at about an inch in diameter. While hail storm rates vary wildly throughout Tennessee, it still pays to get your roof ready and protected for when it comes.
With over a decade of experience in the industry, Valley Vista Construction, Inc. is the best roofing contractor in the area. Here are our best and most helpful tips about protecting your roof against hail damage.
Reducing the Risks
Hailstones are not the only things that can knock shingles off your roof. These small pieces of ice can hit overhanging tree branches at the speed of a bullet, breaking them off and causing them to fall on your roof. All these factors can make your roofing system more prone to impact damage. You can slightly minimize damages by trimming trees and removing possible obstructions on your roof.
Use the Right Products
Some roofing materials are better equipped with handling wind and hail-related damage. As one of the most trusted roof repair service providers in the area, we offer the best line of Class IV GAF® roofing products that rate high (Ul 2218 and above) on impact and wind resistance standards. This means they can handle large hailstones and 110-mph winds and sustain little to no damage.
Check Other Areas
Hail damage can be a little tricky to diagnose. Sometimes, the effects are hard to spot from the exterior alone. If you’re able, do a walkthrough in your attic and examine your roof from the inside. Keep an eye out for signs of mold and mildew. These might mean humidity problems, which are typically a symptom of a damaged roof.
Don’t Neglect Routine Maintenance
Have your roofing system professionally inspected at least once every year. For areas that experience frequent inclement weather, you may want to do regular maintenance and inspection every season. This would not only prevent future problems caused by unseen damage, but it could also extend the life span of your roof.
Valley Vista Construction, Inc. is your leading storm damage, roofing and gutter contractor. Give us a call at (865) 268-4237 or fill out our online contact form to talk to one of our experts and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, TN.