What Does Hail Damage Look Like On a Roof?

Although the average hailstorm only lasts 5 minutes, hail causes billions of dollars of damage each year! Since hail is common in most climates, homeowners need to know the signs of roof hail damage –  even small hailstones can compromise the integrity of their roof. 

Cracked or Broken Shingles

If you find pieces of shingle on your lawn after a hailstorm, it’s a sure sign that your roof has suffered hail damage! Other clear signs of hail damage on roof structures include cracked or fractured shingles.

Bruises and Dents

A hailstone as small as 1” in diameter can cause visible dents on your shingles. It may be difficult to see these bruises or dents on your shingles, but hit marks will also be visible on other aspects of your roof, such as vents, flashing, or gutters. 

Granule Loss

The granules on your asphalt shingles play an essential role in maintaining the structural integrity of your shingle and protecting them from UV radiation. A small amount of granule loss is normal, but if you notice large amounts of granules in your gutters or downspouts, it can mean that your shingles have been damaged.

Roof Hail Damage Inspection & Repair

Any type of hail damage will impact the integrity of your roof. A small dent or bruise can quickly morph into a large hole and then into a roof leak. If you’ve recently experienced a hailstorm, it’s important to have a roof inspection performed by a professional, especially if you are considering filing an insurance claim. 

APEX Roofing is here to help! Our trained professionals can perform a comprehensive roof inspection after severe weather to assess the condition of your roof. If we discover hail damage, we can restore your roof to its original condition to prevent further damage so you can rest easy.