Residential Roofing Pros
Camelot Exteriors is a full service roofing company based in Moore, Oklahoma that serves the entire Oklahoma City Metro area along with the rest of the state of Oklahoma and many other states around the southern United States. We specialize in residential and commercial roof installations, re-roofing, and roof repairs. We have installed hundreds of residential and commercial roofs in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Iowa and Illinois, although the majority of those roofs were right here in Oklahoma.
Our roofers are professionals that have years of experience and we put customer service at the top of our priorities. We go beyond the basics with our great customer service insuring our customers’ satisfaction and their roofs long term performance. We pride ourselves on being the best roofing contractor that builds a long-term relationship with our clients. We realize knowing how to build a successful relationship with our clients is just as important as knowing how to build a quality roof. Our dedication to customer satisfaction has been the key to our success.
Hail Exposure and Damage
The process of detecting and evaluating hail damage is subjective at best, and often everyone involved will offer a different assessment. Damage can range from large, highly visible dents and tears to almost undetectable indentations or invisible granule damage. However, even small amounts of damage can harm the surfacing material, leading to deterioration of the shingles months later. Normally, if a shingle indicates outward damage, the underlying components may be compromised and affected to some degree. On damaged roofs, the hail impact may affect the embedment of the granular surfacing in the asphalt top coating. This loosens the granules, potentially allowing the granules to separate from the coating layer and wash off the roof. Without the granule surfacing, the asphalt top coating is exposed to ultraviolet radiation from ordinary sunlight and will eventually deteriorate, exposing the fiberglass substrate and creating the potential for a leak.
On severe hail damage, the fiberglass substrate may be physically broken further, compromising the weather integrity of the shingle. Without visible damage there is no real way to be sure how much damage shingles have encountered. Outward damage may not appear until months or years later. In accordance with the terms of the Limited Warranty, there is no coverage for damage caused by hail. However, should the shingles be damaged by hail, there is continuing coverage for manufacturing defects. There is a definite distinction between a manufacturing defect and damage caused by hail. When evaluating hail damage, look for the following conditions:
- Tears in the Shingle – Tears are normally worse on reproofs due to the irregular surface support. The main areas showing damage usually include hips, ridges, sides of dragon’s teeth, and butt edges of shingles.
- Indentations in the Shingle – Indentations will be either round or half-moon shaped. Some damage may not be visible and will require you to feel for any indentations, or to break the bonds of the shingle and feel the backside for any irregularities.
- Excessive Granule Loss – May be an indicator of possible damage. Check gutters or the ground around the house for loose granules. Accelerated granule loss will significantly reduce the life of the shingle.
Other Collateral Damage:
- Broken skylights
- Broken windows
- Tree or shrub damage
- Car dents
Hailstones vary in size, shape and hardness. They can create a random pattern of dents or depressions consisting of various sizes, shapes and depths. If you keep in mind the typical random pattern of hail damage when evaluating a damaged roof, you should be able to assess the situation properly. If you have any further questions regarding hail damage, contact your homeowner’s insurance company.
This is a great diagram of a typical residential roof from GAF, which is one of our primary residential roofing materials brands that Camelot Construction uses.
Roof System Solution from GAF
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