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How To Spot Hail Roof Damage

Hail roof damage is a significant problem in many parts of the country, including areas of the south that you wouldn’t think would be prone to hail. Hail can range in size from small pellets to baseball-sized projectiles. After each storm, it’s essential to determine whether your roof has suffered damage. If damage is not repaired quickly, your roof may eventually need to be replaced.

This article will provide some essential tips for identifying hail damage on your roof.

Roof Inspection

Once the storm has passed and your roof is safe, it’s essential to inspect the roof for damage. If you are uncomfortable climbing up on your roof, you can use binoculars or a drone to inspect. Better yet, call out a CMR roofing expert and have your roof inspected for free.

Look for visible Damage

Missing or damaged shingles are the most common sign of hail roof damage. If you spot missing or damaged shingles, your roof likely needs immediate repair. Sometimes, shingle damage presents itself as dented or pockmarked shingles. Typically, the shingle dents are roughly the size of the hail itself.

If you can climb up on your roof, feel around for soft spots or bruises. Your roof shouldn’t feel soft to the touch. If it does, you likely have a problem that needs to be addressed. While up on the roof, keep an eye out for granules in the gutters and downspouts. Granule accumulation is generally an indication that your shingles have suffered damage.

Hail damage is more straightforward to spot in other roofing materials, such as metal and tile. Metal roofs will display a dented or pockmarked surface if damaged. Tiles will generally lift or crack if they are damaged. Sometimes damage is hard to identify, so feel free to call us if you would rather an expert look at it for you.

Check for damage on metal components as well

It’s easy to forget about the metal components of your roof, but they can also suffer hail damage. Check your flashings, vents, and gutters to ensure they still function properly. The last thing you want is for a small problem with your metal components to lead to much bigger roof damage down the road.

Document the damage

If you spot hail roof damage, you first want to document the problematic area thoroughly. Write out a description of the damage and take pictures from multiple angles. You might need this documentation in the future, and it is nice to have it on hand. If you are not interested in documenting the damage yourself, a CMR expert will come out to your home and take care of it for you.

Repair the damage

The most critical step in the process is ensuring you have the damage repaired. Hail damage can create many headaches for homeowners if they don’t fix it quickly. Once the damage is repaired, you will be happy that you solved the problem.

CMR can help identify, document, and repair hail damage

If you would rather avoid dealing with the headache of identifying, documenting, and repairing hail damage yourself, call the roofing experts at CMR. There is no reason not to; our roof inspections are free of charge, and we can help restore your peace of mind. Contact us today to set an appointment.