Hail Damage

What Does Hail Damage Do to a Roof

What Hail Does to a Roof

Potential roof damage depends on the size of the hail and the type of roof, as well as a few other factors. In general, larger hail stones can cause more damage than smaller ones. When it comes to residential roofs, most commonly used shingles are relatively resilient to hail impacts; however, they can still be damaged or cracked. If your roof is made from metal or tile, the chances of damage increase significantly. 

It is essential to inspect your roof for hail damage on a regular basis, as well as after severe storms. 


How do you know if your roof or exterior has hail damage?

If you suspect that your roof or exterior has been damaged by hail, it is important to have a professional inspect your property right away. A skilled inspector like the team at Perrault Construction can perform an in-depth examination of the roof hail damage and other areas of the home for signs of storm damage. An inspection also allows them to identify any existing problems and provide recommendations on how to best repair or replace damaged materials,


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Perrault Construction offers a free damage analysis to help you better understand the damage done and how best to repair it. They have comprehensive knowledge in residential roofing, siding, window replacement, and more. 

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Can 1 inch Hail Cause Damage to a Roof?

Yes, hail with a diameter of 1 inch or more can cause damage to roofs and other exterior surfaces. Hail this size can easily create dents in siding, puncture holes in shingles, and cause further damage to unprotected areas on your home’s exterior. If you experience a storm that brings hail of this size, it is important to have an inspector check your home for damage. Depending on the extent of the damage, a qualified roofing contractor may be needed to assess and repair any issues with your roof. Additionally, having an inspector or contractor can provide evidence of storm damage that may help you receive compensation from your insurance company if they need to cover the cost of repairs.

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Our Commitment to Duluth Homeowners

We understand the challenges that accompany storm damage, and we are committed to helping Duluth homeowners through every step of the process. Whether it’s an emergency or just an eye sore, our team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, timely project completion, and quality workmanship. Thank you for choosing us as your trusted partner for Storm Damage Restoration!

What does Roof Damage From Hail Look Like?

It’s  important to keep in mind that hail damage is not always visible immediately after a storm, but gradually reveals itself over time. Hailstones may cause punctures or tears in roofing materials such as shingles, metal, and tiles. If the hailstone is large enough, it can crack slate or tile roofs too. When inspecting for hail damage to your roof after a large storm, look for missing and broken shingles, dents in metal roofing, and cracked or broken tiles. Additionally, look closely at the flashing around the edges of your roof for any signs of punctures or damage. If you’re unsure if you have sings of hail damage, you can always get a professional roof inspection for peace of mind.

Can Hail Damage to a Roof be Repaired?

Yes, hail damage to a roof can be repaired. Depending on the severity of the storm and amount of damage, it may require shingle replacement or repair for dents in metal roofing. When addressing the repairs, we highly recommend that you contact your homeowner’s insurance for coverage. Additionally, we suggest that you work with a local professional roofing contractor who can help assess the damage and best method of repair. 

What Happens When You Ignore Roof Repairs?

If the hail damage isn’t addressed in a timely manner or is ignored, you may add further damage to your roof and incur even costlier repairs. When roof repairs are ignored, water can seep through weakened portions of your roof which can lead to extensive rot and mold growth inside your home.