According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, hail causes about $1 billion in property damage each year. And in 2017, Texas was the state with the most hail/wind losses. So, if you are among the 23% of homeowners who admit they never have their roof inspected or only inspect it if they notice a problem -- and you happen to live in Texas -- you might encounter some serious issues with your home. The consequences of ignoring hail damage or abstaining from hail damage repair are no joke. Let's take a closer look at the importance of roof repair after a hail storm.
Roofing shingles make up an important system that acts as your home's first defense against moisture. During a hail storm, these solid, high-velocity balls of ice can displace shingles, breaking the seal and allowing water to get into the home. Avoiding hail damage repair can lead to water damage, allowing mold growth that presents a serious threat to the health of the home's residents.
Heating and Cooling
Cracked and displaced shingles also leave weak spots in the home's insulation, providing a quick exit for the warm air you desperately need inside during the cooler months. As your HVAC system works harder to make up for that lost heat, your utility bills will likely skyrocket.