In many states in the US, we are approaching hail season. For those that live in areas that are prone to these storms, they know that in a matter of minutes their house could be torn up. Hail the size of golf balls can come down smashing windows, siding, and damaging asphalt roofs.
After the storm, people are frantic about how to fix their home. Too many of them, however, go through the restoration process and put the same product onto their home that was just damaged. The next storm to come could well destroy that new roof. 😉
Hail damage restoration is necessary but upgrading to a better product is even more important.
Hail Damage to Asphalt Roofs
In the U.S., around 80% of residential roofs are topped with asphalt shingles. They are cheap, quick to install, and for the most part they look pretty good on top of houses. The problem, however, is two-fold. Asphalt roofs will wear out over time, and they are susceptible to hail damage (as they get older, smaller, and smaller hail stones can damage them).
With hailstorms increasing in frequency and intensity, the likelihood of your newly replaced asphalt roof being damaged in a hailstorm is pretty high.
Fortunately, there is a better way; instead of restoring your roof, improve it!