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Hail is one of the most common forms of environmental damage to roofing materials. Hail damage is so widespread that in the U.S. alone, it costs close to $1 billion each year in insurance claims.
Even a moderate hailstorm can cause damage to a roof. The tricky part of assessing this damage is that it may not be obvious immediately after the storm, and different types of roofing materials will experience different kinds of damage.
You will need a good roofing company to come in and assess the damage and be able to provide you with the necessary storm damage services needed to handle your insurance claim.
The steps below can help you determine if your roof has hail damage and what further actions you may need to take to repair this damage.
1. Roof vent caps—inspecting these thin, aluminum fixtures allows you to see if hail has struck. Dents usually do not impede with the proper function of the roof vent caps, but these indentations are an easy way to see how the hail has struck, and can give you a better idea of the size of dents that may also be on the roof.
2. Downspouts—check to see if there is a significant amount of shingle granules in the downspouts. Although granule loss does not necessarily mean that there is damage to a roof, significant loss is usually a sign that the roof has been severely weathered or damaged.
3. Shingles—Hail damage to shingles will be in a random pattern of varying sizes. If there is damage to shingles in any sort of pattern, then this damage is not due to hail. Hail striking the shingles will leave a “bruise” in the mat, which can usually be felt by touch. In addition to these bruises, the shingles may have complete holes in them. Be wary when looking for holes, however, because they can be easily mistaken for heat blisters.
4. Leaks—If your home begins to leak after a hailstorm, it is likely that there is damage to your roof. Because roof leaks may not come immediately after the storm, it is important to be aware that there may be damage to the roof even if it is not yet leaking.
Characteristics of Damage
The effects of hail strikes on asphalt composition shingles vary according to the conditions at the time of the hailstorm. If hail is accompanied by rain, as is common in the U.S. in the Midwest and on the East Coast, the rain will cool the roof, making the asphalt harder. The rain cooled shingles are more susceptible to damage.
Let Elite Contractors help you get your damaged property restored. Call us today at 1-888-298-2046.