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How to Know if You Have Hail Damage

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Do you know how to know if you have hail damage?

It may be more complicated than you think.

The Symptoms of Hail Damage

There are some very obvious indications that you may have hail damage from a hail storm.

These symptoms include broken windows or visible dents in the roof.

However, hail can also cause damage which may not be noticeable on the surface.

Hire a Professional

The best thing you can do after a hail storm is to hire your local roofing company to have a professional apply their trained eyes to your roof to assess for damage.

How Can Hail Damage A Roof?

The size of the hail in addition to the speed of the wind and the direction the wind is blowing can all affect the rate of impact that hail has on your roof.

Additionally, the material that your roof is made of and the age and slope of your roof can impact its level of vulnerability during a storm.

Types of Damage

Hail damage can affect the roof's function or cosmetic damage.

Granule loss occurs when the shingles on your roof loose granules. This can expose them to the climate more and make them more susceptible to rapid aging.

Other damage that is common include the following:

  • Cracks in the shingles

  • Exposed fiberglass mat

  • Fractured fiberglass mat

  • Weakened self-seal strip

How to Know if You Have Hail Damage

The only way to know the extent of your hail damage is to hire a professional in your area.

At A&M Roofing, we are a Licensed Virginia Class A Contractor specializing in all types of roofing and exterior renovations.

To see our complete list of services, visit our website today.

If your roof has been compromised, don’t waste your time attempting to fix it on your own.

We are uniquely qualified to fix your roof so that you and your family can remain healthy and safe.

To learn more, call us today to speak with a member of our team, (703)584-5876.

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