The Subtle Signs of a Hail Damaged Roof

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Hail can do a lot of damage to the roof of your home. If your home has a damaged roof, you won’t have to rely on the outside’s damage.

There are plenty of other signs of a damaged roof. You don’t have to wait for the exterior to start showing signs. Here, we will go into the subtle, yet clear signs of having a hail damaged roof.

Read on!

Cracked, Curled, or Missing Shingles

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Cracked, curled, or missing shingles are one of the most common signs of a hail damaged roof. If it’s hit by hail, shingles may crack, curl, or even get torn off completely.

This can happen anytime during a hailstorm, and even though it may not seem major, it can cause further issues in the long run. If left unchecked, it can lead to leaks, rot, and other major damage to your roof.

That is why it is important to inspect your roof for cracked, curled, or missing shingles as soon as possible after a hailstorm. If caught early, the damage can often be repaired fairly quickly and relatively inexpensively.

Dented and Damaged Screen Vents

In the case of hail damage, identifying dented and damaged screen vents can be a key indicator of a roof in need of repair. It’s used in many roofing structures as a way to ensure that the roof is adequately ventilated.

If a hailstorm has occurred in an area, it is important to inspect any nearby screen vents as these locations are particularly prone to taking a beating from hail stones.

Any visible dents in the material of the screens, or damages caused by hail, are signs that it’s damaged as well and should be inspected for further damages.

Torn or Scratched Flashing

Torn or scratched flashing is often a sign of roof damage due to hail. Flashing is very thin and it’s installed to protect the roof from water, so when it’s damaged it can indicate that the roof has been struck by hail.

Hitting the roof at an angle, hail can create initial damage at the point the hail contacts the flashing, then the hail can travel, scraping and cutting through the material.

If it’s torn or scratched, it could be an indication that the hail has penetrated and impacted underlying shingles or panels, causing additional damage to the roof.

Hailstones in the Yard

Hailstones in the yard can be an indication that you have a hail damaged roof. Hail damage is one of the most common causes of roof damage, especially during the spring and summer seasons when hail is more frequent.

It can destroy roofing materials, causing roof leaks and structural damage. If you notice hailstones in your yard, you should inspect your roof for damage.

If you have one of these signs, then you probably need to replace your roof with a modern Mansard roof. It is an excellent option for those whose roofs have been damaged by hail storms.

Learn More About Hail Damaged Roof Today

Signs of hail damaged roof can be difficult to detect without a trained eye, but it’s important to have your roof professionally inspected annually to ensure any damage is addressed quickly.

Catch roof hail damage early by being aware of subtle signs and scheduling regular roof inspections – contact your local roofing expert today!

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