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Hail Damage On Roof

Hail Damage on Roofs

Hail is created when upward currents in the wind pull raindrops to the highest level of the clouds, where temperatures are below freezing. The frozen particle turns to ice and falls back down due to the weight. Then, it is picked up again by an updraft, and it bounces back and forth until it is too large to melt and too heavy to float.

The result is large rocks of ice falling to the ground.

Hail storms are rare, but when they do occur, they can cause significant damage to your property. This is especially true for roofs and gutters.

What Does Hail Damage Look Like?

From the ground level, it can be easy to miss the signs of hail damage.

It may be necessary to go up to the roof for a closer look, but remember to practice safety first. Make sure you have a good pair of soft-soled shoes and your ladder is working perfectly. A roof inspector can also do the job for you.

Before you climb up, check out the gutters. In the event of hail, they might be a little banged up. Dents, scrapes, and fallen parts are a good sign that there is more damage ahead.

On the roof’s surface, look for scraped or missing shingles, as well as small divots. The hail will also create black circle-shaped “bruises.”

Finally, look for signs of damage on the roof features. This includes boxes, satellite dishes, flashing, skylights, air conditioners, roof vents, skylights, gutters, and chimney caps or covers.

Do I Need to Fix a Hail-Damaged Roof?

If the weather is cold enough, you might be able to spot the pieces of hail on your lawn. The larger the diameter of the hail, the more damage you’ll see.

In cases of extensive hail damage, check for leaks and moisture inside your attic. Immediate repair will be necessary if water is able to penetrate your roof.

Besides cosmetic flaws, damaged shingles can also lower the life expectancy of your roof. The granules on asphalt shingles help to protect them from UV light caused by the sun. Shingles that have chunks of granules missing have a higher risk of failing prematurely.

Because of this, even if there is no water damage yet, a damaged roof will still lower the value of your home. If you’re planning to put your home on the market soon, you should definitely consider roof repair.

Roof Repair, Installation & Replacement in Maryland

Don’t wait for hail damage to jeopardize the integrity of your structure. For the best roof repair services in Maryland, call Mid-Atlantic Gutters & Roofing!

Our professionals will investigate the damage to your roof and let you know what needs to be done. We offer affordable repair services, as well as total roof replacement

We also repair and install gutters and roofing features. There is no job too small or too big for us to handle! Call now to learn more.

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