How To Prepare Your Home from Future Hail Damage
In 2017, hail damage cost the American homeowners and Insurance Companies over $22 Billion in damages. This was the worst year on record for hail damage in the U.S. This is more damages than the typical hurricane cost. In 2017, Natural disasters cost over $306 billion in repairs. While hail might not be the largest cost in natural disasters it is very costly to the homeowners. Hail storms not only cost Severe damage to homes, and property but it also causes severe damages to the bank accounts of home and business owners.
Here at Cox Roofing, we are no stranger to roof replacements caused by hail damage every year. If you live in an area pronged to repeated hail this could become a costly reoccurring problem. Here are some ways you can protect your roof, and extend the life to avoid costly repairs in the future. Your roof is the first to be impacted by a hail storm. You should have regular inspections for broken and damaged shingles. Replacing any broken or damaged shingles immediately will prevent future damage to your home, and extend the life of your roof.
Once a roof has sustained hail damage it can cause a lot of costly repairs in the future if not taken care of soon. What might seem like no big deal, can become a huge problem over time. The foundation of the shingle is made up of a fiberglass mat, if the shingles are not impact resistant then this can break the fiberglass mat. Once the fiberglass mat is broken this can cause leaks over time. When the weather changes the shingles expand and contract causing the broken fiberglass mat to separate and open. This will result in leakage that over time will lead to rotting decking, trusses, and other structural damage.
Upgrading to a higher quality shingle can be one of the best defenses you can take against future hail damages. Here at Cox Roofing, we offer the option to upgrade to quality Impact resistant shingles, Atlas StormMaster Shake Shingles, has an excellent rating compared to seven other brands of shingles.
Atlas StormMaster Shingles are built with a Core 4 Enhanced Polymer Technology. This gives you a Class 4 impact resistance which will help your Insurance rate with most homeowners Insurance policies. Atlas StormMaster Shake Shingles offer a 150 mph wind resistance. Plus, you get the Scotchguard protection to help from unsightly black streaks caused by algae.
If you are still not sure what the benefits of the Core 4 Polymer technology are here are the four features:
- Polycore- Made from enhanced Virgin polymers, which means the asphalt core is Scientifically engineered to perform better with increased consistency and reduce variability. Shingles containing recycled Polymers are made of imperfect materials that can adversely affect the life span of your roof.
- Flex Core Technology- Bend and flex when others crack and tear. Their elasticity is what makes them stronger in two ways. Better tear strength; exceeds the industry’s standard tear strength by 50 percent even in cold-weather installation. Flatter installation: Flexcore makes them more pliable, which means they lay flatter and seal more effectively.
- Weather Core Technology: Core 4 enhanced polymers, coupled with the Atlas double TASTAC adhesive sealant line create a strong, thermally bonded roofing system.
- Thermal Core Technology: Built to mitigate the effects of expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. Better granule adhesion for less granule shedding as the shingles expand and contract.
Here at Cox Roofing, we strive to meet all of your roofing needs. Our knowledgeable Sales team is always ready to help you with any questions you might have concerning your roof. We also offer Free Inspections and Estimates. If you need a roof replacement that is not covered by your homeowner’s insurance we also offer financing options with approved credit. Don’t let a minor problem turn into a major problem, call 601-319-7857 today to set up your appointment for a Free Inspection and Estimate.