How To Spot Hail Damage

Has a recent storm revealed a leak in your roof? Or have you noticed some cracked shingles when walking up the driveway? You may have some unknown hail damage. Here’s a few tips on how to spot hail damage on your roof.

Hail in the grassSigns of Hail Damage

Hail damage can vary in severity and sometimes appears like normal wear and tear. However, large enough hail can punch a hole in your roof. Here are some signs to look for if you suspect damage on your roof.

  • Cracked, buckled or missing shingles or dented metal.
  • Dented or damaged gutters, flashing or fascia.
  • Obvious dents, holes or cracks.
  • Shiny spots on shingles. This could be a sign that hail knocked all the granules loose. Check the gutters for shingle granules. If you see a significant amount, you probably need to have some repairs done. Also, feel the spots to see if they are soft, which is a definite sign of damage and a potential leak.

What Does It Do To My Roof?

Hail damage can cause surface damage to your roof, wearing down shingles and decreasing their lifespan. It can also lead to bigger problems, from missing shingles to extensive water damage. It’s important to get roof damage repaired as soon as possible to prevent further problems.

If you would like a professional roofing contractor to come inspect your roof for signs of hail damage, give us a call at (210) 663-0464 today!