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The Northeast United States is all about extremes — extreme beauty, extreme terrain and most important, extreme weather. Rain, wind and hail can wreak havoc on your roofing materials. For example, most shingle roofs carry a wind resistance rating of 60 miles per hour. Severe summer storms can easily send winds gusting up to 75 miles per hour or higher, which means your roof could be at risk every time a bad storm blows through.
While there is no such thing as a totally hail-proof roof, there are hail-RESISTANT roofs. These products have Class 1 through Class 4 hail-resistance ratings, 4 being the highest. The ratings are given by taking a steel ball and dropping it from a pre-determined height and measuring the damage the roof has sustained. The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) performs the tests.
Any time you lose roofing material or it is cracked or damaged, there is a good chance that rain will work its way under the outer layer of your roofing material and begin eating away at the underlayment and waterproof layer.
That is why it is critical to check your roof after every bad storm. You should understand that just walking on a roof can cause damage, and can be dangerous for people not used to heights. It is best to use a pair of binoculars to examine the roof for wind, hail or water damage. When in doubt, call in a professional roofer to examine the roof for you.
Things to check for:
There are some general maintenance things you should do routinely to keep your roof in tip-top shape.
If you have any concerns about your roof after a storm, contact us TOLL FREE at 844-387-2549. With 25 years in the roofing business, our professionals have a combined 117 years experience when working on your roof. We are able to handle small and large jobs, both commercial and residential, and are licensed, bonded, and insured to conduct business.
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