Roofing Hail Damage Signs and Effects
How Hail Damage Can Compromise Your Home’s Roof
Hail storms can be a source of entertainment at times, but that entertainment turns to dismay if your roof suffers from hail damage. With hail ranging from sizes as small as a pinhead to as big as a golf ball, which cause damage to roofing and other exterior components. Typical hail damage is not visible from the ground and goes unnoticed to the untrained eye. If you do not get your roof inspected after a hail storm for damage, it may come with a significant cost in the future. Hail may cause shingles to become loose, cause dents, and occasionally create holes in a roof. Best Atlanta Roofer Service are your number one local roofing company, and so if your property has suffered hail damage, call us today.
Signs of Possible Hail Damage
- Hail Storm Recently in Area
- Small Dents in Metal on Roof
- Cracks and Marks on Roof or Siding
Effects of Hail Damage
- Accelerates Shingle Granule Loss
- Premature Failure of Roof System
- Premature Failure of Siding
- Premature Failure of other Exterior Building Items
- Voids manufacturer’s warranties
Hail damages different roofing materials in different ways
Experience in roof inspections following hail storms has educated roofing contractors and insurance inspectors about how hail damage affects different roofing materials. Not surprisingly, hail damages different roofing materials in different ways.
Roof hail damage can also vary greatly from one part of a house roof to another. This variation is due primarily to the wind that drives the hail. A glancing blow will do less damage than hail that impacts the roof at close to 90 degrees.
Hail damage to asphalt shingles:
Shingles can have broken or cracked tabs, but the most common hail damage takes the form of crushed or dented areas where granules are forced into the shingle mat material or displaced entirely. Since granules protect the shingle from UV degradation, hail dents can result in shortened shingle life. This damage usually qualifies the homeowner for an insurance claim.
Hail damage to wood shingles:
Wood shingles can crack from hail impacts. Cracking will be along the grain, and can cause parts of shingles to break loose.
Hail damage to slate roofs:
Hail impact can crack slates, although cracks tend to be more random than with wood shingles. Some slates may break loose from their fasteners and slide off the roof.
Minor Hail Damage
If there has been a small hail storm, it is easy to assume that no damage to your roof has been done. This is not always the case though. Shingles which have aged gradually over time may have cracked or split under the force of the hail coming down, and this in turn may lead to water seeping down and underneath. What start out as minor hail damage may grow into something much bigger. So, if your property has been on the receiving end of a hail storm, call Best Atlanta Roofer Service to be on the safe side. We can soon send one of our expert local roofers out to inspect your roof, and see if there is anything wrong with it.
Major Hail Damage
Major damage to your roof caused by hail is much easier to spot. You will instantly be able to tell if shingles or tiles have fallen. You will of course also notice if water is leaking into your house! It is vitally important that you don't delay in calling Best Atlanta Roofer. Let us put the problem right before it gets bigger, and more expensive. We have years of experience in being able to both repair hail storm damaged roofs, and spotting potential problems before they happen. This is why thousands of people in the Atlanta and Decatur area use us as their local roofing specialists.
Roof Accessory Damage Repair
The integrity of the roof is not the only thing that may be affected by a heavy hail storm. Roof accessories such as vents and skylights may also have been damaged by hail. Best Atlanta roofing company experts also specializes in roof accessory damage repair and replacement. We will be able to repair any damage on roof accessories where possible, and organize for replacements and installation of new accessories if required. In fact, there is no aspect of roofing repair that our experienced roofers cannot undertake!
We respond quickly to repair hail damage and prevent roof leaks
The high winds that often accompany hail storms can cause blow-off damage that should be repaired right away. Hail-damaged roof shingles may not cause a problem for months or years, but it’s wise to call your insurance agent as soon as possible to see if the damage merits roof repair or roofing replacement. We provide free inspections and estimates for hail damage repair in Atlanta GA, Decatur GA, Candler Park, Edgewood, East Atlanta Village, Kirkwood, Grant Park, Virginia Highlands, Inman Park, Ormewood, Morningside Drive, Brookhaven,GA, Tucker,GA, and Stone Mountain,GA