Does Your Roof Have Hail Damage?

Storms In The Tennessee Valley

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This time of year has a bad reputation for nasty storms. The Tennessee valley has already seen at least two rounds of severe weather outbreaks that included hail so far in 2018. Those storm cells carried exuberant amounts of rainfall, high winds, and hail. We often worry about our cars, boats, or other belongings or equipment that is left outside during bad storms, but we oftentimes forget about our roof! While we are safe and dry inside our homes, our roof is standing between the storm and our family. Wind can rip off sections of the roof’s shingles themselves while heavy rainfall begins to penetrate the interior of the roof below the shingle base. Hail beats down on the shingles and flashing around fireplaces which can cause leaks in the future.┬áHave you checked to see if any hail damage has occurred to your roof this season? Do you know what to look for? We have you covered!

 

What Does Hail Damage Look Like On A Roof?

Shingles are pretty tough, no doubt. As we have discussed before, they are built to last for over a decade! However, storms and hail damage can shorten the life of the roof if damage is ignored. Here are a few descriptions of what hail damage can look like on your roof.

  • Several places in no particular pattern that look like a pingpong ball indentions
  • Loss of granules, which may expose the roof felt underneath
  • Indentions on the roof itself that are soft to the touch- almost like a bruised apple or pear
  • Granules of shingles in gutters or in the yard around the perimeter of your home
  • Bent or warped shingles that appear scratched or scarred

What To Do If There Is Hail Damage?

See roof damage from a recent hail storm? Don’t panic. It is good that you caught it in time so that your roof can be restored before the problem progressed. Premiere Roofing Services in Cleveland, TN offers a FREE roof inspection. Give us a call today to learn about our roofing repair and restoration services to see which option is right for you.