What Determines Hail Damage Amounts
The severity of hail damage to a roof depends on several factors, including the type of roof, the age of the roof, the slope in relation to the direction of the storm, hail size, density and shake and the velocity of the hail falling.
Hail damage can also be affected by the number of shingle layers on a roof. Second layer shingles are more susceptible to damage than first layer shingles because the surface directly underlying the shingle is less supportive than dense wood.
Hail damage can either be ‘functional’ or ‘cosmetic’ in nature.
Functional hail damage refers to damage that affects the integrity and longevity of the roof. It can crack, dent or otherwise impact the roof in such a way as to allow water to enter the roof. Cosmetic hail damage refers to damage that does not affect the viability of the roof to perform its function.
The experts at TRS Roofing will inspect your roof for signs of damage. We can do an emergency temporary repair if the damage is found that needs fixing straight away to stop water from coming into the house.
Did you know what a Baseball size hailstones fall at nearly 100 miles per hour? Wood shake, clay, concrete and other dense roofing material types can be instantly cracked or shattered by large hail. Hail damage to asphalt shingles may consist of punctures, tears, fractures (bruises) or the more common displacement of granules.
Displacement of granules occurs when granules have been knocked off by the impact of hail stones hitting the roof. The loss of protective granules exposes underlying asphalt to damaging sun rays. When asphalt is directly exposed to the sun, without a protective layer of granules, the shingle becomes vulnerable to UV light degradation, which can accelerate cracking, blistering, algae formation, edge damage, and water leaks.
Ask us about Class 4 Impact Resitant Shingles which offer a greater protection against hail damage.
What do I do If I think I have hail damage?
If you suspect your property has been impacted by hail contact TRS roofing. We can determine the extent of roof damage you may have.