Limitations to your roof from hail can have severe consequences for your business or home. Even the smallest hail damage to your roof can lead to shingles cracking and leaking. How can you spot hail damage on your roof? Depending on the materials of your roof and how large the hail is, hail damage to a roof may be easy to spot or difficult to spot.
Here’s how to determine if hail damage has occurred on your roof.
Comparison Of Hail Size And Roofing Material
The hailstone’s size and the material of your roof are important factors in determining whether hail damage your roof. A hailstone of 1 inch in diameter can cause damage to a 3-Tab organic asphalt roof shingles. It would take hailstones that measure 1 1/4 inches to damage 3-Tab fiberglass asphalt roofing shingles.
To be safe, however, it is a good idea to inspect your roof for hail damage if hailstones are larger than 1″.
Impacted Outdoor Items
Check for hail damage around your roof before you climb up to it. You may also notice hail damage to your roof’s siding, windowsills, and A/C unit. You may be able to spot hail damage from the ground such as downspouts or gutter screens, dented gutters, and downspouts. A hailstorm can also cause damage to the painted surfaces around your home, such as chipped paint or damage to wood surfaces.
Once you have inspected all the areas around your business or home, it is time to climb up onto your roof and inspect for hailstone damage. Look for any dented or impacted surfaces once you’re on the roof. Run a piece of chalk sideways across a chimney cover to clean it. If you find any dark areas or strange shapes where the chalk was applied, it’s likely that hail has caused damage.
You’ll want to look closely at the material of your roof. You should be aware that hail damage can vary depending on the roofing material. Here are some things to watch out for:
- Asphalt Shingles – Loose- or knocked off surface granules
- Wood shingles– Splits or Chips
- Clay and slate Cracks or gouges
- Metal Dents, dings, or concave surfaces. You can easily spot damage to a metal roof by placing a piece of chalk on the area.
All Star Roofing Services Can Help
All Star roofing can help you if you are concerned that your roof might have hail damage. Our family-owned and -operated company has been providing award-winning residential and commercial roofing services since 1990. Our roofing experts offer a free inspection and assessment of hail damage. Our roofing specialists will assess the extent of hail damage to your roof and create a report that will include recommendations for repair, or replacement.
We also offer other roofing services:
- Hail, hurricane damage repair, and wind storm damage
- Metal, asphalt shingle, and tile roofs
- Flat/low-slope roofing installation
- Roof replacement
- The Maintain and Sustain program includes roof cleaning, leak detection, and ongoing maintenance services.
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This post was written by a roofing specialist At All-Star Roofing. We offer the best Tampa roof repair in the Bay. We are a family-owned and operated roofing business, and we strive to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate. All-Star has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.