Spring has officially arrived in McHenry and the surrounding areas! With warmer weather, days that are filled with sunshine, and summer approaching – it’s the perfect time to take care of any lingering roof damage from last summer’s hail storms.
Don’t let another season go by without addressing your roof repair needs! You might think it’s too late to address any damage, but we’re going to explain why you should consider an inspection from Cittrix Roofing this spring.
What Hail Damage and When?
It’s been almost 9 months, so the severity of the storms that hit the area last July may have slipped your mind. On the night of July 22, 2022 into the early morning hours of July 23 a major thunderstorm rolled into the area and stayed put for several hours causing major flash flooding throughout Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, and Lake counties in northern Illinois. Along with flooding, the storm dropped half-dollar sized hail over the area. Professional hail-spotters reported seeing hail ranging in size from 1.25 to 1.75 inches in diameter. The hail storm ravaged the area overnight causing major damage to personal property including a multitude of roofs in the area. To summarize the event:
- What: 1.25 – 1.75 inch diameter hail
- When: July 22 – July 23, 2022
- Where: Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, and Lake Counties
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Dangers of Hail Damage
The danger of hail for roofs is real and serious. Harsh hail storms can cause significant damage to your roof, leading to costly repairs or replacement. When a hailstorm hits, it’s important to check your roof right away and take action if there are signs of damage. Here are some key dangers of hail when it comes to your roof:
- Hail stones can cause punctures in the shingles which allow moisture into the underlying layers.
- Hailstones can create dents or cracks in shingles, leading to leaks and water damage.
- Soft metals like aluminum may become so damaged by hail they have to be replaced entirely.
- Smaller pieces of hail could break through skylights and other light fixtures on the roof’s surface, potentially even damaging the structure beneath it.
Isn’t It Too Late to File a Claim?
It’s been 9 months and you’ve put off calling in a professional for inspection – you’re probably thinking it’s too late now to file an insurance claim for any damage. Well, we have good news! It’s not too late – actually it’s the perfect time. Most insurance providers allow you to file a claim for hail damage up to 12 months after the storm originally occurred. And better yet – the weather is finally clearing up in Illinois making this the perfect time to schedule an inspection and have your roof checked for damage.
Don’t delay any longer! Take advantage of the clearer spring weather and call Cittrix Roofing in Lake County, today, to schedule an inspection and work on getting that lingering hail damage taken care of! We can’t wait to hear from you!