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How Do I Determine If My Roof Has Hail Damage?

quarter size hailWhat Is Hail Damage?

Damage to asphalt shingles caused by hail is typically one of two types:

  • Damage to the reinforcing mat of the shingle.
  • Loss of granules causing the underlying bitumen to be exposed.

How Can I Tell If My Roof Has Been Damaged By Hail?

Damage to your roof by hail stones is a serious matter, but how do you know the damage is caused by a storm or simply by natural weathering? Experience is the key.

You may be able to see some hail or storm damage that is obvious, such as deep dings in the surface of your shingles or missing shingles. But it is not always easy for the untrained eye to spot. Here are some tips to help you determine if you should have your roof professionally inspected.

  • You can see hail stones the size of a quarter or larger on your yard, sidewalk or driveway.
  • Check to see if trees, bushes and other plants around your home have had foliage stripped from them by the storm.
  • Dented patio furniture, roof vents or damaged screens after a storm may indicate damage to your roof has occurred as well.
  • Your neighbors have mentioned that there roof sustained hail damage.
  • Your gutters have gathered a large amount of granules from your shingles after the storm.

What Should I Do If I Think My Roof Has Storm or Hail Damage?

Damaged roofing material may allow rainwater into your home causing extensive damage to the integrity of your roof and water damage to the interior.

Call Bear Roofing & Exteriors for a free, no obligation hail and storm damage inspection. (604) 407-1987