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How to Identify Hail Damage on Your Roof

Your roof can sustain major damage in the event of a hailstorm. This is why it is recommended that a thorough professional inspection is performed immediately after the storm occurs to establish the extent of damage and schedule repairs as needed. Factors such as the type of roofing materials used can determine the level of damage experienced and the most appropriate method of restoration.

How to inspect hail damage on your roof.

When examining a metal roof, begin by checking the higher and flatter regions because they are more likely to suffer major dents. If any section of the metal surface is damaged, it could cause a leak. Other softer roofing materials such as vents and gutters may also show signs of damage or denting.

Clay roofing tiles may show evidence of cracking in areas where large pieces of hail landed with a hard impact. Check for shingle fractures and pay attention to the edges of roof tiles and use your hands to feel for small pieces that have broken loose. Singles are available in different materials and each type will display unique signs of hail damage. However, a random pattern of cracking may be evident in many types of shingles.

A wooden shingle typically reveals random patterns and splits that have sharp edges.

To ensure that your roof has been properly inspected, consider calling a professional roofing contractor from Central Roofing Company immediately after a storm. A detailed inspection prevents the chance of experiencing extensive damage over a period of time either through roof leaks or wearing.

How to Identify Hail Damage on Your Roof was last modified: September 11th, 2016 by Central Roofing Company™