Hail can be tough on a roof, but roofing is designed to take some of this abuse as well as some rain, snow, and wind. So while hail storms aren’t necessarily the end-all to your roof it’s important to have your roof inspected after a hail storm to make sure it’s not in need of repair or replacement. The Austin, Texas area is known to be an area that sustains hail storms. These types of storms can do serious damage to property and homes, and your roof is no exception. It’s going to depend on the age and condition of the roof you have as to whether your roof will hold up. It can also depend on the seriousness of the storm that brought the hail. Let’s take a look at 3 common roof repairs needed after a hail storm.
3 Common Hail Storm Roof Repairs
After the storm has passed, you will probably be wondering if you need to address any damage to your roof. The best way to figure this out is by starting with a review and thorough inspection on your roof to determine if the hail storm caused damage. A well-trained and certified roofer can come and inspect your roof for a variety of things that could have been damaged.
Your roofer will examine the exterior of your home, from the ground up; roof hail damage won’t always present itself as an obvious hole in your roofing material. Let’s review some of the areas they will be looking for:
- Asphalt shingle debris. The roof inspector will first look around to see if there are a lot of asphalt shingle granules around the house, in the gutters, on the ground near the house. This is a strong indication a roof sustained hail damage.
- Marks, Dents, and Cracks in Shingles. Your inspector will have a better idea of what this actually looks like because they have a trained eye. Many times a dent will show up after a storm with large hail, but it might go unnoticed because the asphalt shingle granules may still remain. It’s also important to understand what a new hail dent and an old dimple look like. When it comes to cracks, these can appear in a variety of places on the edges or right through the shingle, and have pieces come off from the shingle itself.
- Exposes underlayment. After an asphalt shingle has been damaged, other parts of the roofing underlayment can become damaged or loose. It’s important to acknowledge this type of problem so it can be addressed properly and not left unattended for long. If this has caused a leak, the roof might need some critical covering to prevent any more home and roof water issues.
Nobody likes to go through a hail storm. It can be scary at the time, and then cause damage to your home and vehicles. This is one of the reasons to keep a review routine for your roof. After a storm, it’s a good idea to go and look at these areas, and as your roof gets older, it’s imperative that this is done. Many professionals will come out free of charge to give your roofing a review.
It’s also important to understand a newer roof will hold up better during hail storms. This is one of the great benefits of having a new and well-installed roof. It is there to protect you and your home. It can take some of the abuse when a hail storm arrives. However, if your community is familiar with hail storms every year, the hail can start to deteriorate your investment. We have more information about the expected life span of your roof to consider. You can read more here. And a helpful read on how bad weather impacts your roof.
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