Top Marietta Roofing Contractor Yankee Tradesman Announces Tips on How to Deal with Hail Damage to your Roof

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Thomas Mukon from The Yankee Tradesman sees hail damage to roofs on the rise and shares advice on what you can do about it

A late-summer hail storm hit the Atlanta, Georgia, area in September 2010, causing widespread damage to homes in Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Duluth, Sugar Hill and Newman. Additional storm damage was caused by high winds that swept through the metro area.

Since then, Thomas Mukon has seen a sharp uptick in the number of calls he’s getting to assess whether roofs have hail damage. Mukon is the owner of Yankee Tradesman, LLC, a roofing contractor based in Sandy Springs.

“We got calls right after the storm hit,” says Mukon. “And we’re still getting calls from people whose neighbors are having their roofs replaced due to hail damage. We’ve replaced dozens of roofs since the storm.”

If you think your roof may have suffered hail damage, the first thing to do is to have it checked out by a roofing specialist. “Sometimes the damage is obvious,” says Mukon. “There is damage to the roof or dents in the skylight trim or the metal fixtures or the chimney pans. Other times, however, the damage is less obvious. You look at the shingle and determine whether any of the stones have been knocked out of it. If it’s really big hail, it’s really obvious. But sometimes you have to look really closely at quarter-inch spots where the gravel has been knocked out.”

If Mukon determines there has, indeed, been hail damage to the roof, he will tell the homeowner to contact the insurance company to get the ball rolling. Mukon says that once he gets the go-ahead, he can be in and out of most projects in about two days, depending on the size of the roof.

If you suspect hail damage to your roof, it is important to act quickly, as many insurance policies have a time limit on filing a claim from the time of the storm.

To find out more about this exceptional company, please call (770) 294-9156.

About Yankee Tradesman, LLC

Established in 2005, The Yankee Tradesman, LLC, is “Where roofing is done to New England standards.” This is a full-service residential roofing company serving the metro Atlanta area. Owner Thomas Mukon, is a trade school graduate in carpentry from E.C. Goodwin Tech. in New Britain, Connecticut. With more than 35 years of experience in residential construction and home repair. Tom and his team of professionals complete all roofing projects to the highest standards, which means they install drip edge and rake edge, "ice and water shield" under-layment to all valleys, new step-flashing to all walls and chimneys, ridge vent to all ridges, and replace all vent pipe boots. The Yankee Tradesman has unique expertise in flashing and chimney repairs and guarantees that their roofs will be installed to manufacturer specifications.

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