How to Identify Roof Hail Damage

How to Identify Roof Hail Damage


This video takes you through ways of identifying roof hail damage. Roofing hail damages can be devastating as they compromise your home’s structural integrity and lead to costly repairs. Various factors can cause roofing hail damages, such as the hail stone’s size and the roof’s exposure to hail.

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Before you begin any roofing project, ensure you’re aware of the type of roofing hail damages that are most likely to occur.

Scattered hails are the most common roofing hail damage. They result from tiny chunks of ice falling from the sky and may cause siding damage and discoloration in the shingles. In addition, they cause shingle or tile loss. You may have to replace a damaged shingle or tile immediately after you notice discoloration. This type of roof hail damage can spread quickly throughout your roof if left unchecked.

A leaf-off occurs when the hail impact removes only part of the shingle. The damage will create an indentation in the shingle where the crash occurred. A roof hailstorm can also result in other roofing hail damages, such as unusual crack patterns on your roof surface and in the wood fascia.