Hail Damage to Roof
Hail can be quite a nuisance to the structure of your roof. Over time, even small hail in copious amounts can cause defects in it. This is one of the many reasons why you want to take precautionary measures to hire regular maintenance of your roof if you live in an area with a lot of hailstorms.
There are several ways you might detect hail damage to your roof. If you examine the metal gutters, vents, etc. on the roof; you may notice dents or scratches. Many of these marks may suggest that the roof itself might have damage as well.
You can also check the shingles or asphalt of the roof itself. If you see any cracks, dents, breaks, etc. on it; it would suggest that there was hail damage. Check areas that are more flat or have valleys, as these are the most susceptible areas for damage.
If you or a maintenance professional does notice hail damage, it’s important that you try and get that fixed as soon as possible. The problem with leaving even small damages alone is that these areas are already vulnerable. Since the structure of these areas are defective, it is susceptible to even more damage. Additionally, it may start to trap water, especially in valleys or flat parts. When this happens, the roof will get water damage and may lead to leaks. A simple leak might be able to get fixed without much issue, but it can also impact the surrounding structure of the roof. This would lead to a more extensive structural repair. Overall, you want to avoid this situation all together. To do so, it’s important that you get the damaged exterior of the roof repaired as soon as possible.
Don’t leave your hail damaged roof to become even more defective. With regular maintenance, it’s possible to get these small issues fixed right away. Save yourself from the trouble of dealing with an extensive repair by preventing the problem all together.