Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.
When a thunderstorm produces hail, it causes a lot of damage to property. Roofs on homes are some of the most vulnerable and get serious damage. In addition to roofing, other things can be damaged, such as gutters, skylights and exterior finishes like vinyl. Here are some of the areas of your home that will also get damaged when hail damages your roof:
1. Skylights, Windows and Glass Features Damaged in Hail Storms
The glass in skylights is particularly vulnerable to damage from hail storms. Even though the glass may be tempered and more durable material, larger hail stones can cause it to become cracked. Depending on which way the wind blows, there may also be other windows and glass around your home that has been damaged during the storm. Inspect all windows and glass for cracks and signs of damage. Talk with a roofing contractor about completely replacing skylights that have been damaged and have leaks due to wear and age.
2. Mechanical Vents and Metal Features Like Gutters Damaged by Hail
The mechanical vents on the roof of your home are another area that will be particularly vulnerable during a hail storm. These are made of materials like metal and plastics, which often get damaged and need to be replaced. In addition to mechanical vents, you will want to inspect other metal materials, such as gutters, which can be dented and come loose due to excessive weight of large hail stones. If these materials have visible signs of damage, it is best to talk with a roofing contractor about completely replacing them.
3. Vulnerable Exterior Finishes That Can Be Seriously Damaged in Hail Storms
Exterior finishes are also vulnerable during hail storms. Some materials that are most vulnerable include synthetic stucco, veneers and vinyl siding. Look for dents and cracks in these materials from where hail stones have hit the side of your home. If there is severe damage on the exterior finish, it will need repairs or replacement. You will want to look closely at vinyl, which becomes brittle and can crack with impact from hail stones. These cracks can lead to leaks and serious water damage to your home if they are not repaired.
If you have damage from a recent hail storm, it is likely that the damage is more than just the roof. Contact a roofing contractor for help with repairs to roofing and other areas that have been damaged during storms.Share