Roof Hail Damage: What to Look For

Hands holding golf ball sized hail.Roof hail damage can cause serious problems. Once the integrity of a roof is compromised, the entire building structure is at risk for multitude of issue including water damage and high susceptibility to wind damage. If you suspect that your roof may have been compromise by recent hail storm activity, now is the time to investigate.

What Does Roof Hail Damage Look Like?

Depending on the type of roofing you have, roof hail damage can manifest itself in different ways.

Hail Damage to Wood Shingles

  • Random spots of damage that are dark in color
  • Sudden loss of roofing granules
  • Exposed areas that appear shiny
  • Random spots of damage that are soft to the touch
  • Several areas of damage in a random pattern

Hail Damage to Asphalt Shingles

  • Splintering of singles exposing orange or brown color
  • Splintering shingles that expose jagged edges
  • Splintering shingles that appear to be very recently damaged
  • Random spots near the splintered areas
  • Several areas of damage in a random pattern

While you can often identify roof hail damage from a ladder or area of high elevation, we encourage you to be cautious. Climbing on your roof to survey the damage can be dangerous. At Elite Roofing we instead recommend contacting a roofing specialist.

Has Your Roof Been Compromised?

If you see any signs of damage to your roof, from displaced singles to divots in your roofing material, chances are your roof is in need of repair or replacement.  In many cases your homeowner’s policy will help to cover most if not all of the damage. Do not risk further damage to your home in the next big storm. Request a free roof inspection.

Schedule Your Free Roof Inspection Today!

At Elite Roofing we are the premiere hail damage experts in the area. We have helped thousands of homeowners repair and/or replace their roofs after sustaining serious hail damage. Allow us to walk you through every step of the process. Contact us today and schedule your free, no obligation roof inspection!

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