How To Spot Hail Damage On Your Roof

When it comes to safeguarding your home, keeping an eye on your roof’s condition is extremely important. Hailstorms can leave a lasting mark on your roof. Here’s a quick guide on how to spot hail damage:

Random Damage Spots:
Inspect your roof for random damage spots. Hail doesn’t discriminate, and its impact can create scattered dents or divots on your roof’s surface. Take a closer look for any irregularities in the roofing material. 

Black-Colored Hail Hits:
Keep an eye out for hail hits that appear black in color. This might suggest that the outer protective layer of your roof material is damaged or weakened. Dark spots suggest areas where the hail has damaged or bruised the surface.

Loss of Granules:
Check for areas where the granules on your shingles are missing. Hailstorms can strip away these protective granules, exposing the underlying roof felt. Loss of granules not only compromises the aesthetic appeal but also leaves your roof vulnerable to further damage.

Shiny Asphalt or Mat:
Inspect the asphalt and/or mat of your roofing material for a shiny appearance. This could be a sign of hail impact that has affected the surface texture. Shiny spots indicate areas where the hail has disrupted the normal composition of the roofing material.

If you begin to spot any of these signs of hail damage, don’t hesitate to contact us. Give us a call and we can answer any questions, schedule a visit to inspect your roof, and discuss your options if we do find any damage.