28 Jun. 22

How to Spot Hail Damage to Your Roof

Do you know that in the event of a hailstorm, more than just your cars may be susceptible to damage? In addition, your roof may need repair. Hail can harm your home’s roof or covering as well as other valuables. Asphalt is one of the most common roofing materials because of its versatility and durability. However, it is vulnerable to damage from hail, especially if hail strikes it repeatedly. There are various sorts of wear and tear on asphalt. For example, you need to account for blister rash and storm damage when gauging the extent of hail damage. However, are you even aware how to spot hail damage to your roof?

How to Spot Hail Damage to Your Roof

Check for:

  • Clear hail damage to the metal flashing around the perimeter of the roof. It’s possible to see dents in the flashing after a hailstorm.
  • Mineral granules that have fallen off rolled roofing or asphalt shingles may be visible around the downspouts and in the gutters. Keep in mind that this could result from hail or other things.
  • Another factor to consider is the direction of the hailstorm, which can indicate where the roof is most vulnerable. The shingle substrate will be exposed in areas where asphalt granules have been damaged the most.
  • There may be circular, tear-drop, or pitted marks on the asphalt where the hail hit the roof.
  • If you don’t replace damaged or broken shingles, they will eventually soak up water and send it to the subfloor and decking underneath the roof.
  • Hail can also cause cracks in the asphalt shingles, which will let water in over time.

How Can Professional Roofers Help You Detect Damage and File a Claim with Your Insurance Company?

The market for roofing insurance isn’t exactly the most transparent to navigate. If you are not careful, you can end up having to file a claim with your insurance company, only to receive a subpar outcome that does not allow you to properly restore your roof. It’s not a complete scam, but the insurance companies can still use it to their advantage.

Professional roofers can get a better understanding of your roof’s condition after a storm by consulting with you before you begin your insurance claim process. As a result of their inspection, they have sufficient and credible evidence to support your insurance claim. Roofing contractors will therefore accompany you during the claims process to ensure that every aspect of the damage to your roof is accurately represented.

To speak with a roofing professional about how to spot hail damage to your roof, call Chattanooga Roofing today!