Different weather conditions can damage your roofing system in different ways–but you should be especially wary of hail. For one thing, the damage it causes is sometimes tricky to spot. And another–it can fast-track roof deterioration when not dealt with promptly. But what kind of hail is actually damaging to your roof? StormROOF Systems, LLC, your go-to company for roofing insurance claims assistance, shares what you need to know.
Short Answer: Every Kind of Hail is Damaging
The amount of damage your roof sustains may vary depending on wind speed and direction, roofing material and roof age. But the fact remains that it will still take damage from hail. In fact, even hailstones smaller than an inch is already enough to knock the granules off your roof shingles. Hail roof damage is sometimes unobtrusive–what you thought was cosmetic damage is actually more serious than it looks.
That’s why it pays to have a reliable disaster restoration and roof repair company, like StormROOF Systems, LLC, inspect your system following a hailstorm. We’ll check your roof for any signs of hail damage, including:
- Shingle granule loss
- Dents, cracks and other openings that may allow for water infiltration
- Weakened seal strip
- Bruising in the underlayment
- Exposed fiberglass mat in asphalt shingles
- Damage to fascia board and gutters
Deal with Roof Hail Damage Quickly
Hailstones damage your roof upon impact, leaving small openings that grow bigger over time and making the system more susceptible to leaks. It all goes downhill from there. Because they also knock off the protective mineral granules from shingles, the substrate becomes exposed to the harsh elements hastening the deterioration. The leaks that have developed due to impact damage can also encourage mold and rot in the roof structure. By having StormROOF Systems, LLC perform a comprehensive inspection of your system after a hailstorm, you’ll have a clearer idea on what solution will be appropriate based on their assessment.
StormROOF Systems, LLC is the premier roofing contractor you can count on for exceptional storm damage repair and restoration services. By dealing with hail damage to your roof, we’ll help extend your system’s life and maintain its superior weather performance. We proudly serve the areas in and around Chattanooga, TN, Austin, TX, and Marietta, GA. Call us today at (470) 300-1768 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We’d love to hear from you!