Hail Storms and Hail Damage in Pennsylvania (PA) - Roofing, Siding, Gutters, More

Hailstorms damage Pennsylvania every year. When people think about hail damage, they may think about cars or crops. But hail can also severely damage a home. Hailstorms are known for damaging roofing, siding, gutters, trim capping and sometimes even windows.

Pennsylvania may not get the largest recorded hail within the United States, but The Keystone State certainly gets its fair share. Most documented hailstorms that track through Pennsylvania consist of hailstones that are between 1.00 and 2.50 inches in diameter.

Hail of these sizes can and does damage aluminum and vinyl siding as well as asphalt and cedar roofing shingles.

It takes a relatively strong storm with large hail to damage vinyl siding. Still, people may sustain holes and cracks along one or more elevations (sides) of their house's vinyl siding. Fortunately, most vinyl siding can still be reasonably matched.

Aluminum siding is a different story. Aluminum siding is much more susceptible to hail damage. Hail will not cause holes or cracks in aluminum siding, but the siding will dent from hail. A widespread, random hail damage denting pattern will be present on one or more sides of a person's aluminum siding if it has sustained hail damage.

Aluminum is often hard to match and so most homeowners opt to replace all of their siding. Many insurance companies still allow for full matching in cases like these, but, generally, all claims are handled on a "case-by-case" basis.

Asphalt shingles are what most homeowners have as their current roofing system. Hail can create what are commonly known as bruising marks to asphalt shingles. These marks are essentially holes or impressions where much or all of the protective asphalt granules are missing. These marks can lead to future problems if left unaddressed.

Cedar shingles are harder to damage. Still, a large enough storm will create splits in some of the shingles. Obviously, this can seriously diminish the functionality and lifespan of a cedar roofing structure.

Hail, even small hailstones, can cause damage to other exterior elements of a home's structure, including guttering components (especially gutter covers like Gutter Guard), aluminum trim capping, window and door screens, metal or cloth awnings, the list goes on.

JP Construction performs hail damage repairs all throughout southwestern/southcentral/southeastern Pennsylvania. If you are a homeowner that has recently sustained hail damage or if you are not sure as to whether or not your house has damage, call JP Construction right away.