It is the roof that usually sustains the most damage after a big hailstorm hits a town. Hail can puncture metal tiles and crack asphalt shingles. It is important to call for an immediate roof inspection if you notice granules collecting in your gutters or shingles laying on the ground. These signs generally indicate serious damage and that you need hail damage roof repair.
How to Look for Roof Hail Damage
Look for dents on the roof surface. This step will help you identify the areas that received significant impact, allowing you to determine the extent of damage that your roof sustained. If you have roof shingles, check for bruises. Run your hand over suspected areas to feel for any dimples or dips on the surface. Even though bruises are less noticeable than dented shingles, they also need careful attention to avoid becoming a bigger problem in the future.
Check for granules in the gutter or the ground. Excessive granule loss is detrimental to your home because granules keep harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays off and make the shingles more fire resistant.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hail Damage
Keep in mind that hail damage, whether small or large-scale, needs attention from a roofing expert. It may be dangerous for a typical homeowner to climb a ladder of at least six feet high and inspect roofing problems on his or her own. A professional has the necessary knowledge and skills to properly assess a hail-damaged roof and call for necessary repairs, which if ignored can lead to persistent leaks, rotted underlying roofing materials and even growth of mold.
Mpact Roofing is a leading source of high-quality exterior renovation solutions. We work with residential clients from Texas areas and provide roof replacement, gutters installation and more. Call us at (512) 535-2053 or (903) 413-3806, or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.