You may think of hail as simply bouncing off your roof and rolling down into the gutters. You may also think that, unless the hail is the size of a softball and puts a hole in your roof, there may be no damage at all. Unfortunately, most hail damage is subtle at first but shows excess damage over time. If you were around during the hail storm and have an idea of the size that fell, it will give you a basis for what kind of roof hail damage to expect.
When hail hits an asphalt shingle roof, three things happen:
With the granules gone and the asphalt damaged, the shingles are vulnerable to additional damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. The damage might not be obvious after the storm, but your roof will eventually need replacement.
The larger hailstones will do more damage, especially in violent and long-lasting storms. Large high-impact hail can fracture the shingles and dent the protective metal flashing. The damage may not be visible from the ground, but once those shingles are cracked, water can seep through. What you need is an inspection of the damages and Tri-State All American Roofing can help.