If you’ve been through hailstorms, you’ve seen the damage they produce, from dented cars to trees and bushes stripped of their leaves. Hail damage to your roof, however, may not be so apparent, but needs to be taken as seriously. This is where a roofing inspection comes in handy – hail damage while not easy to spot can be devastating to your roof’s integrity!
Shingle Roofing & Hail Damage: From Inspection to Repairs
When your home has experienced a significant hailstorm, the best course of action is to contact a roofing professional to inspect the roof post-hail and provide the damage assessment. You’ll want to make this call as soon as possible after the storm.
Post Hail Roofing Inspection
A skilled roofing contractor is trained to uncover hidden damage and can separate hail damage from normal wear. They will consult with you about what they find and can make recommendations about whether a repair or a call to your insurance company is warranted.
In assessing your shingle roof for any damage, your inspection contractor will look at any soft metal areas on your roof (vents, skylights, flashing, metal valleys). The contractor will also pay close attention to the ridge caps, which take more direct hail hits than the sloped sections of the roof.
While examining roof shingles, your roofer will look for any of the following signs of damage:
- Missing granules that may expose the black layer underneath.
- “Fresh” areas of exposure indicate a recent impact.
- Bruising, which shows up as dimpled, indented spots that may feel spongy (these shingles are candidates for premature failure).
- Circular cracks, in the form of half-moons or full circles. If this is the case, the shingles have been damaged through to the fiberglass matting, making them highly susceptible to water penetration.
Once the inspection is over, your roofing contractor should consult with you regarding your options. While some roof repairs can wait, others need to be addressed as soon as the damage occurs.
We Handle Post Hail Roofing Repairs
If you suspect any hail damage, don’t hesitate to contact All Roofing Solutions, a family-owned business with over 15 years of experience & long list of happy customers!
Our professional roofing inspector will be happy to answer your questions and help you assess the condition of your roof. Whether you’re dealing with hail damage, high wind damage or water damage, we’ll handle all your emergency roofing repairs as soon as possible, and we’ll do it right the first time!
Don’t let minor damage turn into costly roof replacement. Call today at 302-725-ROOF (7663) in Delaware or 610-551-ROOF (7663) in Pennsylvania for your FREE estimate.