If you live in Texas, you’re already familiar with hailstorms. In fact, you may have had a car damaged by one, a window, maybe even a boat or motorcycle. But have you ever considered what it could be doing to your roof?
Hail can cause major roof damage that is sometimes undetectable without a professional inspection. We’ve put together a list that will help you know what to look for after a hailstorm occurs.
Metal roofs: You’ll want to look for small indentations or “dents”. Depending on the size of the hail, this type of damage should be easy to identify.
Asphalt: Look for missing pieces within the asphalt. You’ll see areas on the shingle that have exposed, black substrate. The granules of the asphalt will have been damaged or knocked off.
Shingles: The first thing you’ll notice is bruising in the shingles. Dents from hail will not always be visible so if you simply run your hand or a cloth over them you can feel small dimples on the surface. While pressing on it, if you feel movement, this is a clear sign that the shingles have already begun deteriorating. If the shingles are cracked, this is a clear sign of hail damage and needs to be addressed immediately.
Wood Roofs: When hailstorms impact a wood surface the marks left over will be gray or discolored. This is where surface has been removed from the hail. Hail damage to wood roofs that don’t split or puncture the wood in any way are not as damaging.
Gutters: If the gutters of your home were clean before the storm then you may easily notice that they will be full of granules and debris, which is a clear sign that the there has been roof wear and tear caused by the hail.
Still not sure you’ll be able to recognize hail damage on your roof? After any hailstorm, if you see tree damage, window breakage or outdoor furniture damage be sure and call JNT Construction as soon as possible. We will be available right away to come to your home to do an immediate inspection and assess the hail damage and give you a quote.
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