Quarve Contracting
Monday 11 July 2011

Lakeville Hail Storms Could Spell Trouble for Your Asphalt Roof

Posted by at 8:20 PM

Minnesota's severe weather season has arrived,  as the recent hail storms in Lakeville indicate.   Roofs are the most likely area of your home to be damaged by hail, followed by gutters and siding.   And since your roof is your home's first line of protection against the elements, ignoring possible spring storm damage could mean big trouble later on this year.  Large-size hail is the most likely to cause damage, but even small pea-sized hail can chip your shingles.  And a hail storm accompanied by high winds and heavy rains is even more threatening.  Has your home been affected by May and June storms?  One of the most noticeable telltale signs is an accumulation of roofing granules at the base of your downspouts.  It is not unusual to find some granules on the ground following a roof installation - it's a normal side effect of the installation process.  But these granules are an important part of the integrity of your roofing material, so if you're finding more than a small amount on your lawn, you may have have trouble up above.  Not all damage is immediately visible, especially to an untrained eye.  A roof inspection by an experienced storm damage expert like Quarve Contracting is important if your home is in an area which has been hit by one of those frequent Minnesota spring storms.  Even if your Lakeville home has suffered no damage, you'll have peace of mind knowing your roof is intact.  An inspection following a severe storm is especially important if your roof is older, since deteriorating roofs are more susceptible to damage.  At Quarve we've had a lot of experience assessing and repairing storm damage.  And if we find damage, we'll work closely with your insurance adjuster to make sure your claim is handled properly and that you have the compensation you're entitled to.  Don't ignore the possibility that hail has caused some damage to your roof.  Timely repair of minor damage can avoid extensive problems down the road.   Call the roof repair pros at Quarve Contracting today for a free inspection and estimate.