Hail Damage

Hartland, Oconomowoc and Surrounding Areas

Over the past month, mother nature has been kicking up some heavy storms in the Hartland, Oconomowoc and surrounding areas. It comes with no surprise that many of these areas took on several hail storms which have left many roofs damaged.

How do I know if my roof is damaged?

If you can see your roof, hail hits will show black in color where loss of granules may expose the roof felt. For asphalt roofs, this may appear shiny in appearance. These hail hits are soft to the touch, like the bruise on an apple.

Although hailstorms can be destructive, the amount of damage can vary greatly. Here are a few things which may be impacted by a hailstorm, as well as a guide on how to identify hail damage to different types of shingles and roofing materials.

  • Wind – During a hailstorm, wind direction and speed vary. Changes in these wind conditions will affect the location and impact of hail.
  • Size / density – The size of the hailstones will affect the degree of impact, if any, to your property. A hailstone can be as small as a pea, or as large as a softball. Most hailstones do not have smooth edges, which alters the type of damage they cause.
  • Building materials – Building materials absorb hail impacts differently. For example, hail can cause dings in aluminum siding, gutters or asphalt shingles, whereas it can crack vinyl siding or wood shakes. Alternatively, softball-sized hailstones can be dense enough and strong enough to puncture a roof. Additionally, the age and condition of a roof could affect the degree of damage.
  • Barriers – The position of neighboring structures and natural barriers, like tree cover, landscaping, fences or adjacent homes can reduce the ability of hail to cause damage.

Hailstones can fall at speeds between 9 mph (14 km/h) and 110 mph (177 km/h). The larger hailstones are the faster they fall.

Why Wisconsin Roofing?

You can count on us to do a great job for your home. We have built a reputation on being one of Wisconsin’s premier residential roofing contractors because we are conscientious, we take the time to do things right, and we provide superior customer service.

For over 15 years, we’ve been at the forefront of residential roofing in the SE Wisconsin areas. We’ve successfully completed thousands of residential roofing jobs because of our expertise and experience. Our mission is to make your life easier by helping you get a first-rate job done in a very efficient manner.

We want your roofing project completed to the highest standards at the most affordable price. We’ve spent long hours studying all of the latest residential roofing options, and have created installation sheets that are effective, practical, and helpful for making sure you get maximum value from every single dollar we spend on your project.

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