FAQ: Hail Damage and Repair.
How Does Hail Damage Your Roof?
When these large frozen pellets fall on your roof, they often attack the roofing with such force that they create dents. This storm may create soft spots in the roof, break shingles and damage other areas of the roof, such as vents, soffits, gutters and matting. Granules from your shingles become damaged and wear off. This can cause premature leaks in your roof and ceiling.
How Can You Tell If Your Roof Needs a Repair?
Although a very bad storm may create damage that you can easily see from the ground, a rooftop inspection is always best. While it is always recommended to get a roof inspection annually, we always recommend an additional inspection after inclimate weather. Especially after hail, heavy rains, and high winds.
Is There Such a Thing as Hidden Damage?
Even if you do not see obvious dents or broken shingles during your inspection, your roof may still require repairs. For example, strong storms can cause shingle granules to wear away excessively and may loosen shingles.
How Soon Should You Replace the Roof?
If the damage was particularly bad, you should have your roof replaced as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the structure of your home. Contact us today for an inspection of your roof, and to go over your options for repair and replacement.