Signs of Hail Damage on Your Roof
If you live in an area that gets a lot of bad storms, you know the damage hail can do. Large hail can cause damage to your car, windows, roof, and more. Because your roof is what separates your home from the sky, it’s the part of the house that takes the brunt of the damage in a hailstorm. If you’re concerned your roof might have sustained hail damage, learn to recognize the signs of hail damage on your roof.
Shingles Are Cracked
Cracked shingles are a sure sign of hail damage to your roof. Cracks in the roof are usually fairly obvious and shouldn’t be hard to recognize, even for an untrained eye. If cracks are left unrepaired, you risk water getting in through those cracks and causing further damage—both to your roof and the inside of your house.
Roof Is Dented
Depending on the size of the hail that damaged your roof, dents can be very obvious or almost indiscernible. Roof dents from hail look like small pockmarks or dimples. Even if they don’t look serious, dents in your roof should be addressed so your roof’s integrity isn’t compromised.
Gutters or Downspouts are Dented
Gutters and downspouts can become dented and damaged in a hailstorm. Since these parts of your roof are usually made of metal or another easily dented material, you’ll be able to tell when your gutters and downspouts have been damaged. If the gutters and downspouts are only dented a little, they don’t necessarily need replacing. However, if the damage from the hail is seriously affecting the function of either, replacement will be necessary.
Roof Has Lost Granules
If you notice your roof has lost granules, this can be a sign of hail damage. While a few granules lost may not seem like a big deal, such damage leaves the base of your roof exposed and can lead to further damage.
If you notice any of these signs of hail damage on your roof, arrange to have repairs done on your roof right away. Kat Construction LLC offers storm damage restoration in Minneapolis for roofs damaged by hail, and more. Don’t wait for the damage to worsen—give us a call today.