Although the presence of hail damage doesn’t necessarily mean that a roof replacement must be performed immediately, it’s important to know the extent of the damage to your roof from the hail storm, and if the damage sustained poses a serious threat to the integrity of your home. Here are some notes from our experts at Buford Roofing & Construction, Inc., to help you identify hail damage based on the type of roofing material you have.
Hail damage can be functional, affecting material lifespan and efficiency. It can also be cosmetic, such as premature discoloration. Hailstones can cause both types of damage to asphalt shingles. The shingles may crack as well as lose some of their density from the impact of hailstones, leaving your underlayment exposed.
Shingles made of wood can split, with impact marks from the hailstones discernible along the split itself. As wood roofs need more attention than most other types of roofs, it would be prudent to go ahead and request a roof inspection after a hailstorm. Be sure that your inspection is performed by certified experts like our team at Buford Roofing & Construction, Inc., who can more accurately determine actual hail damage and spot other potential problems that may need addressed as well.
Scratches on metal roofing may not be an indication of hail damage, as hail doesn’t usually scratch metal. However, you may see indentations where hailstones hit the roof, which in size are usually about half the diameter of the hailstones that hit it.
Don’t neglect to also have your gutters checked, as they’re an invaluable part of your roofing system. Aluminum gutters can show indentation marks, which are usually smaller than the actual size of the hailstones that hit them.
If you have questions regarding hail damage and want to keep your roof protected after every storm, reach out to our team at Buford Roofing & Construction, Inc. Unlike many other roofing or general contractor teams, we also provide assistance with the damage assessments necessary for filing claims for roofing insurance. You may call us at (817) 754-6555 to learn more. We offer free quotes and estimates for homeowners in Flower Mound and Grapevine, TX.