Hail Damage Repair

Homeowners who have hail storm damage on their roofs understand that it can lead to many other issues, as it can severely damage the shingles. Depending on different factors, a storm may completely wreck your roof or compromise the structural integrity, making it vulnerable over time to slipped shingles, leaks, rot, and other types of deterioration. It is important to identify hail damage and contact storm damage contractors for repairs or replacement.

Factors in Roof Hail Damage

The type and amount of damage that hail can create depends on a variety of factors:

Density and Size – Hail can vary greatly in size. It can be the size of a pea, golf ball, or softball. However, hail often does not have smooth borders like typical round objects. The roughness of the borders can increase the amount of damage.

Wind – The impact that hail has on a roof also depends on the velocity and direction of the wind. Wind that blows sideways does not have the same effect as when there is little wind.

Building Materials – Much of the damage depends on the type of material the roof is made of as well as the condition and age of the roof. Hail may crack wood or vinyl shingles, while it may just ding aluminum siding.

Surrounding Structures – Damage may be minimized if there are neighboring barriers such as landscaping, tree cover, adjacent homes, or fences.

Identifying Damage

There are certain signs that indicate a hail damaged roof. For wood shingles, some damage indications include:

  • Random damage
  • Splits in the shingle that are orange or brown or have sharp edges
  • Dents or impact marks along the splits

For composition or asphalt shingles, hail damage may cause:

  • Black indentions
  • Granule loss, exposing the felt of the roof
  • Bruised indentions
  • Shiny appearance

There are certain signs that may look like hail damage but are due to other factors. Normal wear from sun and inclement weather causes shingles to look aged and brittle. Normal wear also results in cracking, blistering, algae, and flaking.

Hail Damage Repair

If you think a hail storm has damaged your roof, it is important to contact a professional who understands what hail damage looks like and knows what repairs are needed. J.R.B. Enterprises is a family-owned and operated company with more than 40 years of experience. They are honest and reliable, and they have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Contact us to schedule an appointment to see what types of repair your roof needs.