4 Warning Signs Your Roof Has Experienced Hail Damage
Hail is a major threat to roofing materials, new and weathered. Although some roofing materials are more resistant to damage, none are totally invincible to hail damage. Your roof may not be able to run for cover when hailstones strike, but you can stop the bleeding with timely repairs.
Today, Colonial Remodeling LLC talks about the signs indicating that the hailstorm left your roofing system in disrepair:
Hailstones of any size can dislodge the protective granules of asphalt shingles upon impact. Look for dark spots with no discernable patterns. Hail-inflicted abrasion usually feels soft to touch. Deep bruises could also reveal the underlying mat, which might appear shiny.
Shingle blisters are trapped moisture during the manufacturing process, but your roofing contractor explains that they can pop due to hail impact. Blistered shingles have less protection against intense UV rays due to granule loss. When left unchecked, they become brittle, making them a structural liability. Blisters can be hard to spot from the ground, but the trained eye can distinguish them upon closer inspection.
High-velocity hailstones can crack asphalt shingles and split cedar shakes. Any break in your roof creates a point of entry for water, which will eventually lead to leakage. Broken materials are typically noticeable from the street if you’re using a pair of binoculars and looking from the right angle.
While minor dings might not significantly affect your home’s curb appeal, they still require prompt hail storm repair. Dented metal roofing components, such as gutters and flashing, aren’t menacing themselves, but they are often a sign of underlying damage.
If a hailstorm has recently affected your area, call Colonial Remodeling LLC to conduct a complete inspection of your roof. Call us at (703) 822-7222 now to discuss your roofing needs, and get a free estimate in Stafford, VA, or any neighboring areas.