Significant hail damage occurred in De Soto, KS in May 2016, damaging roofs in the area between K-10 and the Kansas River, in the neighborhoods near Lexington Avenue and Commerce Drive. In the picture above and the two at the bottom, you can clearly see the significant hail strike damage that will eventually cause major problems if the roof is not replaced. These are pictures taken of a home in De Soto this week. Please note that it can be hard to see this type of damage from the ground, so please be safe and call the Roofing Man to take a closer look at your roof.
Why is hail damage such a problem?
Many people assume that the damage caused by hail is merely cosmetic, and isn’t cause for concern. This is not true. When hail hits your roof, the protective granules are knocked off where the hail strikes. Over time, the damage will accelerate and eventually cause problems.
If you suspect hail damage but can’t see it, or assume that it is just minor, definitely call The Roofing Man for a free inspection of your roof. It is important to identify damage before it becomes a problem and to file a claim with your insurance company to make sure that you are properly covered. While your roof will not leak immediately after hail damage, over a few years the damage will get bad enough that leaking can occur.
Hail is a regular spring and summertime occurrence in Kansas and Missouri. Hail damage to your roof is costly to fix, and often requires a full re-roof.
Why is hail damage such a problem? Many people assume that the damage caused by hail is merely cosmetic, and isn’t cause for concern. This is not true. When hail hits your roof, the protective granules are knocked off where the hail strikes. Over time, the damage will accelerate and eventually cause problems. Read More
One of the things that Overland Park homeowners Sarah & Colin Humphrey liked about their home when they bought it in 2007 was that it had a brand new, “50-year” roof. They wanted a home that would be safe and sound for their growing family that wouldn’t require a lot of maintenance or additional costs.
The Hail Storm ….
Flash forward to Spring 2009, and a typical Kansas City hail storm did its worst to their roof. In addition to damaging the composite shingles on their Overland Park roof, their window screens were dented, one window was broken, the gutters were knocked low and the backyard swing set and wood fence were dented and marred by hail.
Of course, roof hail damage is hard to see on a composite roof if you aren’t trained in what to look for, and especially if you’re just looking from ground level. They assumed their Overland Park roof was just fine, especially since they were told by the Realtor that it was a “50-year” roof. That is, of course, until they noticed all their neighbors were getting new roofs installed. Read More
Severe storms in the Kansas City area caused power outages, damaged trees and wind damage roofs across the Kansas City metro area last night (May 19, 2013). Over 50,000 Kansas City area residents lost power from KCPL and I know some still had no power this morning, which makes for a tough Monday morning getting the kids off and getting into work on time.
We hope that your family stayed safe and that the storms didn’t impact anyone’s high school graduation parties or other weekend events too badly. I know that we were happy to get our kid’s soccer games in early in the day so that we were home safe when the storms hit. However, those 60+ mile per hour wind gusts were quite dramatic when they came through our neighborhood and we were happy that we’d recently had some dead limbs trimmed out of our trees. We were glued to the news watching the storm path and were glad the damage wasn’t as bad as it could have been in the Kansas City area.
How to Identify Roof Hail Damage
Fortunately, hail damage doesn’t typically cause actual holes in your roof after a big Kansas City thunderstorm. From the ground, you probably won’t even notice hail damage on your roof. Read More