Quarve Contracting
Thursday 25 August 2016

Is Your Roof Ready for the Upcoming Hail Season?

Posted by at 9:00 AM

You'd think we've seen enough of storms this summer here in Minnesota, but unfortunately the weekend shows thunderstorms.  Again.  And thunderstorms often bring hail.   When it comes to the hail, storms, wind and snow that hits Minneapolis, we all know that it can wreak havoc on the area. Is your roof ready to take in all of these outside elements when they come calling? Do you need repairs, a replacement or perhaps just an inspection to find out? Every year hail causes millions of dollars in damage to many roofs, including homes in Minnesota.   That's why the best roof care is essential to ensure that your protected from the outside in.  What exactly does this hail do to the outside of the roof that makes it so damaging to your home?

Hail = Damage to the Shingles 

Hail doesn't have to be huge to cause problems.  Even when pea sized pieces of ice and snow hit the roof, this can lead to damage to your roof because they through the protective barrier of the shingles. They are sturdy, but not enough to withstand the cutting power of the ice and snow balls.

Hail = Loss of Roofing Granules 

These granules on the surface of the shingles are what provide a protective coating that you’re unable to get back. When the hail hits the roof, it causes these granules to break down and fall off, leaving your roof more vulnerable and open to problems. Learn about other hail damage problems that can arise with hail to the roof.

Consider a Hail Resistant Roof 

If you’re worried about the hail storms that are bound to come around this year, then consider adding a hail resistant roof to your home. Having a more rigid, stronger roofing material on your home can provide you with the protection it needs against the hail that it comes into contact with. A metal roof is one of the best defenses a home can have against hail damage.  Additionally, having an inspection and roofing repairs done now can protect it against the hail damage in the future. Speak with us here at Quarve to find out how we can provide you with the repairs, replacements or inspection needed before the hail storms come flying in. Additionally, if you find that you do have hail damage in the coming months, we work with many insurance companies to ensure that your roof is repaired in a timely manner. Contact us today to learn more about our roofing materials, because we are one of the leading roofing companies here in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.  We install both metal and asphalt roofing.