Did you know unrepaired hail damage can lead to roof leaks? If you didn’t, you’re not alone! Many homeowners are unaware they even have roof problems until they start seeing signs of a roof leak.
The only problem with waiting too long to fix hail damage? Roof leaks can easily double or triple the cost of repairs due to water damage, mold growth, and other problems.
The best way to prevent costly roof leaks is to get a qualified hail damage inspection after every significant storm. These inspections are quick, painless and free if you choose us! We will be able to spot any potential damage before it leads to costly repairs. If you don’t have any roof damage, we’ll be able to provide a report detailing your roof’s condition which is good to have on file for your insurance company.
Keep reading to fully understand how hail damage leads to roof leaks!
How Does Hail Damage A Roof?
The average hailstorm lasts only five minutes, but the hail damage they leave behind totals about $1 billion a year, according to the National Weather Service. When hail hits, it can damage the roof of your home as well as other personal property, which is why it's essential to schedule a professional roof inspection after each storm to assess any damage.
Hail damage on a roof looks like indentations and/or fractures on the shingle’s surface. Hailstones vary in size, shape, and hardness and can create a random pattern of dents or depressions.
Why Get A Hail Damage Roof Inspection ASAP
Hail damage to roof shingles cannot be seen from the ground level of a home. Take a look at the image below to understand why.
The photo on the left was taken immediately after a hail storm, and the camera was about 12-18 inches away from the hail bruise. Imagine trying to see that from the ground level of your home! The image on the right is what hail damage often looks like years later. This is after the granules have continued to wear off. Damage of this extent is much easier to see but usually means costly roof leaks are already happening.
Getting a roof inspection after a significant hail storm may seem like a hassle, but it's the only way to catch damage early and prevent costly repairs.
When To Give Top Dog Roofing A Call
If your home has been hit with severe weather, we’re here to help! The first step is to call (512) 505-8008 or use our online form to request a free inspection. Our trained experts will meet you, inspect your roof and home and document any damages. We know that the inspection process can seem like a burden, but we're here to make it as seamless and easy as possible. After all, helping homeowners with their roofs is what we do!