How Does Hail Damage Your Roof?

How are roofs damaged by hail? This is a frequent question homeowners have. After all, aren’t roofs designed to withstand different weather conditions?  How is it possible that something like little frozen pellets can wreak havoc on your roof?

Perhaps you just endured hail damage or you want to take proactive steps in preparation for the next storm season. Either way, these are all good questions. While you can’t prevent the damage from occurring, you can get the necessary roof repairs to ensure your home is as safe as possible in the years to come.

How Roofs are Damaged from Hail

Roof damage from hail can sometimes appear to be minor, but the true damage can be more severe. During a hail storm, the primary factors influencing the severity of the damage include wind, size, and density of the hail itself. There are also factors such as neighboring houses and barriers such as trees and other structures that can influence the amount of damage.

Hail size itself can vary. This can play a large role in the level of damage. Stones may have rough edges that can cause puncture damage to your roof. If your roof is older or is already damaged, it’s even more susceptible to hail damage.

Hail Damage Roof Inspection

It’s pivotal to get a thorough inspection from a roofing expert as soon as possible following a storm. Here at Northpoint Roofing Systems, we ensure you identify underlying damage that may not catch the eye. We will work alongside you with your insurance company to ensure that the damage gets repaired.

Some of the common signs of hail damage that we may find during your roof inspection:

  • Splitting wood shingles
  • Deteriorating roofing materials, such as holes in the protective cover
  • Missing or loosened shingles
  • Water damage causing leaks
  • Lost shingle granules that cause accelerated roof aging
  • Fracturing or exposure of the fiberglass matt beneath the roof

Make sure to give us a call after the storm so that we ensure that the integrity of your roof is in place.