If you live in the Minneapolis or St. Paul area, you have undoubtedly run into wind and hail storm damage here or there. Hail is one of the biggest causes of damage to our State, and one of the biggest repairs we deal with at Iron River Construction. Hail is most famous for damaging roofing materials like nothing else can. Along with the hail, there are usually lots of high winds that will get under shingles and pull them loose, or even take them off altogether.
If you have experienced this type of weather, or should I say when you do, make sure to have us come out and inspect your roof free of charge. Damage like this is not always apparent, but will open the door to other more serious issues that can snowball later on. Even if no shingles were actually removed, flashing and other parts of the roof can be compromised, allowing water from snow and ice to gradually enter the home. This kind of damage is easy to repair, but if left alone can easily turn a simple repair into a full blown remodel.
There is a strip of adhesive that holds shingles in place. This helps to prevent wind and water from blowing up under them. If this is broken, or significantly damaged, it can warrant a roof replacement. While it may look like nothing to the average person, it can lead to very costly repairs, much more than the cost of a new roof, and this is why insurance companies are willing to replace them rather than wait for more serious damage.
No matter what, if you have experienced hail, then you will definitely need to have an inspection soon after the storm. Hail is made up of small ice pellets that subject your roof to a firing squad of hits that will leave some damage, the only question is to what extent. Since roofing inspections are free at Iron River Construction, it makes no sense to not have one. Give us a call, and lets work together to get your home in top condition. 952-442-1762