Residential Roof Hail Damage

The damage that hail can cause is well known to anyone who has experienced an intense hailstorm; even the smallest hail pellets combined with strong wind can cause significant damage to a roof. Due to the difficulty of spotting most hail damage, it often goes unnoticed until shingles and other parts of the roof deteriorate over time and cause serious issues down the road. 

How to Protect Your Roof Against Hail Damage

Hail damage is one of the most common types of roof damage. Hailstones can range in size from a few millimeters to more than six centimeters, and they can fall at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour. When hailstones hit your roof, they can cause damage to the shingles, tiles, or other materials. protect your roof by  taking the following measures:

Get Your Roof Inspected by Roofing Experts

If you live in an area prone to severe weather, it’s important to have your roof inspected by hail damage experts at least once a year. These experts can spot hail damage that you might not be able to see from the ground. They can also help you determine if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.

Install Impact-Resistant Roofing Materials

If you live in an area prone to hail storms, you may want to consider installing impact-resistant roofing materials. These materials are designed to withstand the force of hailstones, and they can help prevent hail damage.

Keep Your Gutters and Downspouts Clear

Gutters and downspouts play an important role in protecting your roof from hail damage. When gutters and downspouts are clogged, they can’t effectively drain away water, which means that hailstones can easily build up on your roof and cause damage. Be sure to keep your gutters and downspouts clear of debris to do their job properly.

Prepare for the Storm

If you know that a hail storm is coming, there are some steps you can take to prepare for it. Try to park your car in a garage or under a carport. Cover your car with a tarp or blanket to protect it from hail damage if you can’t do this. Move any outdoor furniture or other items inside so that the hail does not damage them. And finally, make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear to properly drain away any water that comes with the hail.

Hail damage to a roof: how to fix it     

  • After a storm, if you suspect your roof may have been damaged by hail, you should inspect it as soon as possible, keeping safety in mind. 
  • Contact a professional roofing company if you don’t have the right equipment or experience to inspect your roof, particularly if you think the hail damage will require extensive repairs.
  • The sun’s UV rays can cause asphalt to deteriorate even if a small patch is exposed, which can cause leaks and costly water damage after the fact when insurance may not cover the costs.
  • After the roof is inspected, you must submit a claim to your homeowner’s insurance company, whether you did it yourself or hired a roofing company.
  • We offer our clients access to our team of experts who will guide them through the process of filing a roofing claim with your insurance company.