Though we’re only in the beginning months of hurricane season, storms have already come and passed with plenty more brewing as we transition through the season. Here are the hail roof damage facts you should know.
If there’s a strong thunderstorm, there’s a good chance that hail will accompany the strong winds and rainfall. Hail can cause severe damage to property, such as cars and your roof.
Even if you can’t keep the storm from coming, you may be wondering if there’s a way to prevent or at least mitigate roof damage from hail—and, if not, how should you fix it?
There are several factors that can cause roof damage from hail, its severity and more – such as the size of the hail, the wind speed, the material of your roof and the age of your roof.
Not all roof damage from hail impairs your roof’s function; sometimes it can just be aesthetic damage. Below are a few types of damage.
Granular loss is a common type of roof damage from hail–it happens when you’ve lost a significant amount of the sandpaper, or rough, part of your shingle. If there’s too much lost, it can lead to more exposure and a quickly aging roof that’s more susceptible to damage at a faster rate.
Another type of damage is cracked shingles, which affects their primary function of protecting your home from outside elements and weather.
Lastly, you may experience fiberglass mat damage, such as tears and cracks, which is hard to spot if you’re not a trained professional who knows what to look for and it can leave your home vulnerable to more damage.
Can You Repair Hail Roof Damages?
Roof damages quickly add up and can be hard to spot on your roof because they may not be massive holes but rather small salvageable nicks that can be easily repaired before it gets worse.
To be on the safe side, you should schedule an inspection with us for free to make sure your roof is ready to face this year’s hurricane season.