As a homeowner, you don’t need roofers to tell you that hail is one of the natural occurrences that can’t be avoided. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the storms that can cause the most damage to your roofing system. In fact, repairing a hail damaged roof can cost you up to thousands, especially if you leave the damage unchecked for so long. With that in mind, it’s important you know how exactly can your roof be affected.
In this post, DryTech Roofing LLC discusses the four different ways hail storms can affect your entire roofing system.
Loose Shingle Granules – One of the common types of damage that hail can inflict upon your roof is causing the shingle granules to loosen and fall off. While it may seem like a small scale damage at first, enough missing shingles will expose the asphalt coating below and make it vulnerable to UV damage. Once that occurs, leaks will likely occur and the shingles will start to deteriorate.
Loose, Broken or Missing Shingles – Hail stones can cause your shingles to crack and quickly lead to shingle loss. In fact, should this happen during a severe storm, your shingles can be lifted up by the strong winds and cause your roof to have missing shingles. If you notice that your roof has missing shingles, call your local roofers to repair the damage as soon as possible.
Hail Hits – Hail hits are the small depressions on your roofing system that occurs once a large hail stone strikes the surface. Like loose shingle granules, it may not seem like a bad sign at first, but it will eventually lead to water infiltration and deterioration if left unrepaired for too long.
Cracked Fiberglass Mat – Depending on how strong the hail storm is and how large the stones are, an impact can be so severe that it will damage the fiberglass mat of your roof. This is the most difficult type of hail damage to spot and can eventually lead to water infiltration if left unchecked. Therefore, always have a roofing inspection conducted after a strong hailstorm to prevent any forms of damage from going unrepaired.
Turn to DryTech Roofing LLC for your roofing needs. We are your leading provider of roof repair and fencing services. Give us a call at (240) 491-5600 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve homeowners in Maryland and other nearby areas.