How to Tell if your roof was damaged from a Hail Storm.
Homeowners in the Dallas Fort Worth area experience hail storms with the most frequency in the spring months of March through May. There can also be brief hail storm seasons in the fall as summer temperatures begin to cool. While some hail damage to your home’s roof might be easily identifiable, there are less obvious signs that are helpful to know how to spot. Korrect Roofing is an experienced and trusted hail damage roofing company in the DFW area. Here is our helpful guide for how to tell if your roof was damaged by a hail storm.
When To Assess Your Roof For Hail Damage
Following a severe storm, wait until there is a good amount of light to safely walk around and observe your home and property. Damage to your fence, car, outdoor furniture, windows, mailbox or other part of your home or property—especially in the form of small dents or dimples—indicate hail sizable enough to cause roof damage.
What To Look For When Checking For Hail Roof Damage
Here are some helpful tips for what to look for when assessing if your roof has hail damage. Shingles or roofing materials on the ground are the easiest and most obvious sign of roof damage after a hail storm. The next place to check is your home’s gutters and downspouts. Large and high-impact hail can dent or damage your gutters. Check your home’s siding for damage as that can be a helpful indicator for where to check the roof for hail damage.
Asphalt Shingle Roof Hail Damage
- Look for evidence of granules that may have been shed from your asphalt shingles during a hail storm. Granule loss can lead to accelerated aging of the shingles. If a large number of granules are present, check the shingles above for bare spots that might have exposed the asphalt substrate.
- Exposed fiberglass matting (the layer below your shingles) indicating shingle loss.
- Black colored dots, impact marks/dents, tears, splits, or cracks in the shingles.
Metal Roof Hail Damage
If you have a metal roof, look for dents or scour marks from hail impact. The scour marks will appear as scratch that has scraped away the protective outer coating. It’s a good idea to have these repaired as quickly as possible to prevent rust.
Tile Roof Hail Damage
Slate, concrete, and clay tile roofs are known to be extremely hail resistant. Still, it’s a good idea to check for any cracked, broken, or fallen tiles after a hail storm so that you can prevent leaking, and have them replaced as quickly as possible.
Check Your Metal Roof Components
While checking your roofing materials for hail damage, assess the metal components such as the flashing and vents. Make sure that these are in good shape and do not have any dents, small holes, or scratches. If they do, take note for your roofing professionals and insurance company.
Call Your Local Roofing Professionals
If you are unable to check your roof for hail damage, or simply want a thorough inspection for peace of mind, you can always call your local roofing professionals to safely perform a roof inspection. Roofing professionals have the training and experience to expertly assess your roof for hail damage. They can help you determine if repairs will be needed, and they can work with your insurance company if you file a claim.
Contact Korrect Roofing for a free roof inspection today.