Roofing Damaged by Stray
damaged by outside forces are common to homes, condominiums and commercial
properties. Fortunately, however, bullet holes are a
little less common. As seen in the photo above, a slug
from a stray bullet is lodged inside an asphalt roofing
shingle on a single-family home.
to the left shows the hole created by the slug after it
has been removed.
Apparently, this condition was
caused by someone discharging a handgun into the air in a
residential neighborhood, allowing gravity to take over.
The result: the slug comes back down to earth and firmly
lodges inside the roof shingle of a single-family home.
Fortunately, no one was injured from this foolish act.
However, property was damaged -- the shingle was damaged, and
the roof began to leak. Any protrusion -- such as a
roofer's nail, staple, or even a stray bullet -- no matter how
small, can compromise the roof shingle's ability to shed
water. Rainwater enters the hole, causing water damage
and mold conditions inside the home.
Homeowners should be aware of
this potential, and be on the lookout -- particularly after
holidays and rowdy parties where careless party-goers
discharge weapons or even fireworks without any concern for
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