Recognize Damage from Roof Hail
Roof damage from hail is not always evident. Unlike wind and rain, hail can come in many shapes and sizes. Hailstones can be pea-sized or they can be golf ball size. Early recognition of hail damage can help to preserve the integrity of your roofing system.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Hail Damage
Hail can be very destructive. The roof is often the most affected area because the roof’s shingles are especially sensitive to hail. If you see that a roof has many dents, then this could indicate hail damage. Hail will also leave brown or black streaks on the roof, which is usually an indication that it has been struck by hail.
Hailstorms can cause a lot of damage to your property. Take a look at the roof, windows, and garage if there is any hail damage to see if you need repairs. Hail leaves telltale signs on the roof that can’t be seen from the ground. On the lawn or driveway, check for small dents or holes. Windows will have small pits or cracks in them with either shattered glass or spider webbing that also needs to be repaired.
There are many signs and symptoms that hail can leave behind, which should help you to detect if you have had any damage. One of the most common signs is a leak in your basement or lower level. If you see water or a damp spot on the floor, then there’s a chance that your roof may have been damaged by hail. You may also notice a change in your plant life, where some of the leaves are browning and dying off prematurely. This could be due to different factors, but one of them is likely hail damage from heavier than usual rain events.
What Roofs Are More Susceptible to Hail Damage?
People that live in areas with high annual hail frequency are more likely to experience roof hail damage. Low-slope roofs, metal roofs, and tile roofs are all more susceptible to hail damage due to their material. The reason for this is because low-slope roofs have an angle that typically ranges from 10 degrees to 30 degrees. Metal roofs are made of metal sheets, which can dent easily when hit by a hailstone. Tile roofs have gaps between the tiles that allow the hailstone to travel into the house and cause damage.
The roofs of houses are more susceptible to hail damage if they are made from metal. Homes with metal roofs have the most damage from hail and other weather events, like from hurricanes.
Hailstorms are inevitable and hail stones can cause a lot of damage, especially to roofs. In an article by Ian Littler and Marcia Littler called “Damage From Hail: Roof Damage”, they mention that the most susceptible roofs are asphalt shingle roofs because they
are subject to damage from the weight and shape of hail stones.
Stone tiles are the most susceptible roofs to hail damage. Slate, terra-cotta/concrete, and clay/concrete roofs are also vulnerable.
How to Spot a Need for Roof Replacement Focusing on Damage from Hail
Hail is one of the most common forms of roof damage. Hailstones are typically relatively small and can’t travel very far. When they strike a roof, they often leave distinct markings behind, known as dents or pockmarks. These marks will have a similar appearance to hailstone indentations because of their circular shape. There are three types of damage that hail can cause that you should look for: surface marks on shingles, dents in the metal roof, and holes in the roof membrane.
Roofs are exposed to many different types of damage, including hail. Hail is caused by strong wind gusts and can come in a variety of sizes – which all cause different degrees of damage. If you see any cracks on your roof or the shingles have started to peel away, this could be an indication that you will need to replace your roof soon.
-Damage to the shingles
-Damage to fascia boards and gutters
-Visible damage on the exterior of the house
-Cracks in the siding
-Stripped and damaged window frames
Hail damage is not always covered by insurance so it’s important to get an estimate for replacing your roof as soon as possible. Our Roofing contractors are available 24/7 to quickly replace your damaged shingles and provide you with a free inspection of the rest of the roof.
What Does Insurance Cover for Roof Damage
Hail is a form of weather that can cause significant damage to your home’s roof. The hail will puncture holes in the roof, shatter windows and hit other panels on the exterior of the home. Hail can cause leaks and roof damage. Hail is insurable, but you should talk to your policy holder about additional coverage for hail. Depending on the type of policy you have in place, it will cover different areas.
When it comes to insurance, most companies will offer a one-time payment for roof damage that is caused by hail. This does not cover any other damages that may have been done to the house because of the hail. The damage usually needs to be assessed by a professional before you can get an idea on what coverage may be available to you. Most people do not realize that they should have a roof assessment every year. This is because shingles wear out over time, and the integrity of the roof can be compromised by a leaking sealant or a poor installation. The best way to avoid any problems from occurring is to have an expert take a quick look at your roof before it becomes a problem.The most common place for hail damage to happen is in the attic of the home.
Contact Summit Roof
If you are suspicious of any roof damage, be sure to contact a professional roofing company. The experts will know what to look for and how to fix any applicable damage. Plus, almost all roofing companies work directly with insurance companies to help settle roof damage claims. In the midst of filing a hail claim with your insurance company, be sure they approve the roofing company you intend to hire. This will limit problems down the road.
Summit Roof will help you with all of the above. Give us a call at (972) 715-1655 to schedule an inspection. Also, please visit our website—https://summitroof.com—and our blog for additional roofing input. Trust a company with over 25 years in the business!
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