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Welcome to Harleys Construction and Restoration Hail Damage Page!
At Harleys Construction and Restoration, we understand that hail damage can be a frustrating and stressful experience for homeowners and property managers. Hail can cause significant damage to the exterior of your property, including roofs, windows, siding, and gutters. It’s crucial to address hail damage as soon as possible to prevent further damage and ensure the safety and integrity of your property.
Our team of experienced professionals specializes in providing top-quality hail damage restoration services. We have the expertise and equipment necessary to handle any hail damage situation, from minor dents to major structural damage. Our goal is to restore your property to its original condition quickly and efficiently, with minimal disruption to your daily routine.
We offer a comprehensive range of hail damage restoration services, including:
- Roof Inspection and Repair: Our team will conduct a thorough inspection of your roof to identify any hail damage. We use high-quality materials and advanced techniques to repair your roof, ensuring its longevity and durability.
- Window Replacement: Hail damage can cause cracks, chips, and shattered glass in your windows. We offer a wide range of replacement windows to match the style and design of your property.
- Siding Repair and Replacement: Hail damage can cause dents, cracks, and holes in your siding. Our team can repair or replace damaged siding to restore the appearance and functionality of your property.
- Gutter Repair and Replacement: Hail damage can cause significant damage to your gutters, resulting in leaks and water damage. We offer gutter repair and replacement services to protect your property from further damage.
- Insurance Claim Assistance: Our team can assist you with the insurance claim process to ensure that you receive the coverage you deserve for your hail damage restoration project.
At Harleys Construction and Restoration, we are committed to providing excellent customer service and top-quality hail damage restoration services. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help restore your property from hail damage.
What is hail and how is it formed
Hailstones are created by dropplets of water freezing in large clouds. A frozen droplet begins to fall during a storm, but is pushed back up by a strong updraft of wind. The droplets freeze into hailstones.For the hail to be formed, these conditions must be in place:
1.High super-cold water in the atmosphere
2.Hail embryos: small frozen raindrops or soft ice particles known as grauple, which are hardened conglomerates of snow crystals.
3. And very strong updrafts
How hail damages roofs
OTHER FACTORS THAT COME IN TO PLAY
The size, density, free-fall velocity, the shape of the hail, its directionality, and angle of impact can all affect the damage you see to your home. Three of these properties -- size, density, and free-fall velocity -- affect what's referred to as the “impact energy” of hail. If the hail is wind driven it may determine what areas on your property receive damage. Generally it only takes 1 inch hail to damage a standard 3 tab shingle
What size hail will damage your roof ?
On average, it takes a 1″ or above diameter hail stone to cause damage to common asphalt shingles. When referring to hail sizes, here are a few common objects to compare:
- Pea = 1/4-inch in diameter
- Marble = 1/2-inch in diameter
- Dime or penny = 3/4-inch in diameter (hail the size of a penny or larger is considered severe)
- Nickel = 7/8-inch
- Quarter = 1 inch
- Golf Ball = 1½ inches
- Tennis Ball = 2½ inches
- Baseball = 2¾ inches
- Tea cup = 3 inches
- Softball = 4 inches
Hail density and directionality
The severity of damage from the angle of impact should be consistent with other evidence of directionality that you see on various surfaces around the property.
Hail can hit all exposed surfaces, so evidence of the direction from which hail came should be apparent on a number of different types of surfaces, and not just on the roof. Evidence of hail damage may be visible on a number of items around the home. This is called collateral damage. Examining collateral damage may give you useful information.
Occasionally, hail will fall almost straight down, and, in these situations, damage on different slopes may be similar, and collateral damage may be limited.
Latent and severe damage
While “severe damage” refers to immediately observable dents, cracks, and fissures, “latent damage,” which references a loss of granules or structural weakening of shingles, should also be a concern. Be aware that shingles that are over the top of other shingles will be more severely damaged and that a more rigid underlayment helps to reduce the hails impact. Roofs with poor ventilation, low-quality shingles, and old, brittle shingles will be the most affected. If these are damaged , you should get them repaired right away. If the damage is ” latent “, or less severe ,you may have a little more time before your homes at risk. But don’t wait too long before you get the repairs started.