A large wind / hail storm rolled through Texas on June 12, 2014. Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal has published updated homeowner information on their website. The information is designed to educate homeowners about the risks of hail damage and provide tips to diagnose the signs of damage. The hail from the June 12th storm can cause tremendous damage on roofs, weakening their expected lifespan, and thus the roof’s ability to waterproof the home as designed.
“We’ve had hundreds of calls about hail and wind damage to homes and businesses from Abilene to San Antonio,” explains David Phillips, President of Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal. “This type of hail damage is extreme, but not rare to Texas. It is important that homeowners know what to look for because the damage from hail can reduce a roof’s ability to protect the home for the amount of time the shingle is designated for. In addition, hail damage voids most manufacturers’ warranties.”
Hail as large as the size of a softball was observed during this storm, specifically within Abilene, and there was severe wind damage in Central Texas and in the Austin areas. Hail of this size is capable of causing a variety of property damage issues including denting cars and cracking windshields and taillights. In addition, this large hail is capable of damaging asphalt shingle roofs, the most common roofing material for Texas. Bruising to asphalt shingle roofs is significant because it causes the granules to be removed, exposing the asphalt to the UV rays of the sun. This accelerates the aging and deterioration process.
Phillips adds, “Homeowners need to be cautious of door-to-door companies soliciting roof repair business. The roofing industry is not regulated in Texas, so the burden to research a contractor is put on the consumer. We advise consumers to research vendors they are considering doing business with. Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal has been in business since 1970 and has many local references of satisfied customers. Homeowners that suspect their home has suffered hail damage can visit Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal’s contact page for a repair estimate. Ways to look for signs of damage can be found on their website, as well. Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal offers repair and full roof replacement installations. To learn more information call 512-441-8437 or 325-672-0204.
About Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal
Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal has been providing professional residential and commercial roofing services in Texas for more than 40 years. Our principles of using the finest quality products and providing skilled craftsmanship and superior service set us apart from other Texas roofing contractors.
In recent years, vast improvements in roofing technology have provided more options than ever for roofing replacement and roof repair. At Ja-Mar we have the ability to evaluate your existing roof system and determine the most effective solution to meet your objectives.
For more than four decades, we have maintained and uncompromising commitment to the highest standards in roofing sales, service, and installation. We thank you for your interest in Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal and invite you to browse our website to learn more about our roof repair and replacement services.