Hail damage can take its toll on your roofing system and even cause alarming safety concerns when not addressed promptly. For this reason, it pays to know how to detect signs of hail damage on your roof and what you can do about it.
To be sure that you ask for the right roof insurance repair, Les Norris Roofing shares answers to some of the frequently asked questions about hail damage:
What Are the Factors That Cause Hail Damage?
The extent of hail damage differs from one event to another. The changes in wind speed, for instance, influences the severity of the hail impacts. The stronger the impact, the more likely your roof will sustain damage.
Your roof’s condition can also tell how will it perform against hailstorms. An aging roof is more vulnerable to damage than a newer one.
Lastly, your home’s location can determine the degree of hail damage. If you are surrounded with natural barriers and neighboring structure, like trees, fences and landscaping, the damage could be minimal.
What Does Roof Hail Damage Look Like?
Roofing materials respond differently to hail damage. Asphalt shingles may have dents, metal may have punctures and clay tiles may break. It can be confusing, however, to determine if these signs are just normal wear and tear or if they are actually caused by hail. We recommend checking the following as well and contact your trusted contractor for roof storm damage repair.
- Siding and Windows. Dents and scratches are common after a hailstorm. Don’t scrape off the cuts to prevent further damage on these components.
- Gutters and Downspouts. Apart from the visible dents on the gutters, you may also spot asphalt shingle granules in your gutters or bits of wood from cedar shakes.
- HVAC Units. Hailstorms can cause unusual abrasions and scratches on your HVAC units.
At the first sight of roof hail damage, look no further than Les Norris Roofing for prompt restoration. We’ll assess your roof, help you file a claim with your insurer and make the necessary repairs and replacement.
We also specialize in flat rubber roof maintenance. Contact us at (615) 205-5085 for more information. We serve Nashville and nearby communities in TN.