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Signs of Roof Hail Damage Not to Disregard

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Scorching summer heat and harsh weather conditions can come together. Extreme thunderstorms and hurricanes often cause hailstones to develop. A powerful storm moves the rainwater upwards into an ice ball despite sizzling hot temperatures. Frozen, solid hailstones fall from the sky and hit everything in their way. The roof over the structure of your home, as expected, bears the impact of hail attacks. Thick pieces of icy hail are about the size of 0.5 to 6 inches. If the hailstone becomes more massive than a walnut, your roofing system will soon experience severe damage. Having your roof examined shortly after the hurricane blows through is significant. Call a licensed, skilled, experienced roofing technician to conduct a hail damage evaluation.

The following are the signs of hail damage on your roof that you must not disregard.

Dents on Your Roof Shingles

Massive hailstones are infamous for putting round-shaped marks in trucks and cars. Sadly, it can happen to your roof as well. Tin roofs, aluminum, steel, and copper are the most kinds of roofs that are likely at risk. Metal roofing systems are not the only roofing systems that get affected, though. Hail huger than a half dollar can mark clay, concrete tiles, or asphalt shingles, too. Even wood tiles are not safe to hail fissures and splits. Inspect the surface of your roof for prominent dents. Look for circular cuts that make your roof appear marked. Keep an eye on your roof closely to spot and take pictures of hail craters. Never disregard roofing dents; they can cause leaks and flood your attic.

Lumps of Shingle Granules

You can say that asphalt roof shingles are healthy when the coatings are in fine, textured granules. These tiny elements guard your roofing system against the harsh UV rays coming from the sun. Peeling off some granules is common for asphalt shingles. The issue occurs when the granules loss takes place on a large amount. Extreme hail storms can remove asphalt roof shingles of their granule coating. Without this layer of protection, asphalt roof shingles will get old faster and wear down. Inspect your downspouts and gutters for massive lumps of shingle granules. Check shingles for irregularity, especially the place where the hailstorms ripped off the granules. Never ignore significant granular loos; contact a roofing technician immediately for repairs.

Missing or Damaged Roof Shingles

Hailstorms do not only pour down gigantic ice masses. Harsh summer conditions can produce hurricanes and high winds. Roofs have a difficult time enduring gusts of winds over 100 miles per hour. Deteriorated and old roof shingles could go away with half that wind movement. If there are missing shingles on your roof, it can weaken the health of your roof. Spaces between shingles make bigger chances of water damage increase. Go out of your yard and look for fallen shingles. Also, you can use binoculars to find shingles that are dangling or absent. Do not try to reattach a broken shingle on your own on a ladder. Call a reputable roofer to replace missing or damaged shingles.

Twisted Shingle Corners

Missing shingles do not necessarily cause bare spots. Damage from hail can also result in curling and cracking of roof shingles at their edges. It is not good news when roof shingles begin to look like curly fries. Roof shingles curl and twist when externe wins during hail storms beat under the roof surface. The wind probably stripped off the adhesive tape surrounding your shingles. Probably your past roofing contractor did not install roof shingles well with enough nails. Whatever your case may be, twisted shingles can pose a danger. Curved roof shingles are not able to hinder water from entering your home. Water could penetrate inside, causing rot wood decks and the growth of molds. Do not hesitate to request a bit of roofing advice from a professional about parched shingles.

Peeled Metal Flashing

Metal flashing is an ultra-thin material employed to encircle vital roof parts. Manufacturers design roof flashing to waterproof around soffits, chimneys, skylights, and vents. Flashing is noticeable in these areas for your inspection. In roof valleys, flashing should be under shingles for support. Seeing flashing in the roof valleys is a significant warning of missing shingles. Since flashing is mostly metals like copper and aluminum, hail storms often scratch it. Following a hail storm, inspect flashing for defects that will allow moisture to infiltrate. Flashing must be even and smooth with no cracks or tears. A roofing technician can remedy flashing holes before they start to rust and leak.

Damaged Gutters

Hail storms will not only put you in danger but also the well-being of your roofing system. Impact of massive hail can damage your gutters. Hail damage to metal gutters is rare, but other materials are less immune. When nature throws ice balls, your gutters can become misshapen and dented. Deformed gutters will soon create a leak and leave water falling to your foundation. Moreover, it can pool on your roof if there are clogs in your drains caused by hailstones and other debris. Seek out a reputable roofing company for help.

For hail damage repairs, call Rugged Roofing and Restoration for assistance! Along with our professional roofers, we are ready to serve you anywhere in Richland Hills, TX, and surrounding areas. We have the latest roofing technology. We can provide you with any roofing services anytime at affordable prices. Give us a call now!

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.