How to Know If You Have Hail Damage
Updated: Nov 18, 2022
Hail damage is an unfortunate reality for areas prone to hail storms.
However, it may be difficult to understand how much a hail storm may have impacted your roof at first glance.
What Affects the Amount of Damage?
During a hail storm, there are a few factors that can escalate the damage done by falling hail.
Wind direction and speed can worsen the speed at which hail hits your roof.
Additionally, the size of the stones themselves can cause different types of wounds on your roof and property.
In some cases, damage may be less intense if you benefit from tree cover, fences, or landscaping which can help to protect your home from hail.
What Does Hail Damage Look Like?
The damage done by hail on your roof can appear differently depending on the type of shingles you have.
Asphalt and composition shingles that have been damaged by hail may present with black markings, loss of granules, or a shiny, matted look.
Contrastingly, wooden shingles that have been damaged will often appear split up with sharp edges and jagged corners.
You may also notice a brown or orange area in your shingles, or dents along the splits.
Other Types of Damage
You may be surprised to learn that there are many signs of damage that are incorrectly identified as hail damage.
For example, poor weather and sunlight exposure can cause shingles to become brittle and aged over time.
Other issues may include blistering, cracking, algae, and flaking due to general wear and tear.
What to Do If You Have Hail Damage
If you suspect, you may have hail damage it is important that you seek the services of a qualified roofing company to assess your needs.
At A&M Roofing, we are a licensed Virginia Class a Contractor specializing in all types of roofing and exterior renovations.
If you would like to learn more, visit our website today or call us to speak with a member of our team, (703)584-5876.