Identifying Hail Damage on Your Roofing System

By Stacy Mellete

Hail damage is one of the easiest issues to spot on residential roofing systems because it leaves sizeable dents. The problem, however, is that other roofing problems – such as blister rash and foot traffic -also leave similar marks.

We’ve gathered the essential tips to help you identify hail damage on your roof.


Understand the Nature of Hail

You can’t find hail damage if you don’t fully understand what hail is. Simply put, hail is a precipitation that results from upward drafts. Raindrops then reach the upper clouds where they solidify. These frozen ice particles drop, which we now know as hail. The impact on your roofing system often results in damage that may need immediate attention.

Search for Clear Signs of Dents

Fortunately, it’s easy to see the effects of hail on your roof. Hail damage can either be mere cosmetic or functional in nature. Depending on the severity, you may need to contact a roofer for roof repairs. Note that the second layer of shingles is much more susceptible to hail than the first layer.

Know What Hail Can Do to Your Roof

The severity of hail damage depends on a number of factors. These include your roofing material, the roof slope, the quality of construction, and the size, density, shape, and velocity of the hail. Under constant impact, your roof can suffer significant damage from hail.

Call the Professionals

If you think your roofing system has suffered hail damage, your best bet is to call professional roofers ASAP. Most notable contractors offer free inspections, so take advantage of the fact and have your roof checked. It’s better to be safe than sorry, after all.

Whether it’s for residential or commercial roofing purposes, Affordable Roofing Systems is the roofing expert in Tampa you can depend on for quality within reach. Our A-rating with the Better Business Bureau is a testament to our commitment to quality.

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