What the Hail?
More than just your cars are vulnerable during a hail storm. We all know that hailstorms can be destructive, but the amount of damage can vary. If you live in Colorado, chances are, hail is in your future. Are you aware of how to identify hail damage on your roof?
Building materials will all absorb hail impacts differently. For example, hail may cause small dings in siding, gutters or asphalt shingles. While hailstorms may cause cracks in vinyl siding and wood shakes. If the hail is large and dense enough — the possibility of a roof puncture becomes greater. Keep in mind, the age and condition of your roof will also affect the amount of damage done.
What does hail damage look like?
*We do NOT advise climbing up on your roof to check. Instead, walk around the perimeter of your home and look for any visible damage. If you are concerned there may be deeper damage that is not visible, please call a professional to come look.
- Check for missing pieces in the asphalt of the roof. Look for areas on the shingle that have exposed, black substrate. This means the granules of the asphalt have been compromised or knocked off by something.
- Search for bruising in the shingles. Dents from hail are not always completely visible. Run your hand over the shingle to feel for small dimples in the surface.
- Look for cracking in the shingle. Large hail can make a circular crack if the hail hits it hard enough
At B&M Roofing, we service everything from small residential roofs to large, complicated commercial properties throughout Colorado and surrounding areas. We’re extremely proud of the work we do and confident in our quality of craftsmanship. Don’t wait to inspect your roof or try to do the repairs on your own. Contact B&M Roofing to check your roof for hail damage and help you repair.