Shingle Mineral Deposits Check around the down spouts. Hail damage is when hail strikes the shingles of a roof with such impact that it degrades the shingle. In most cases, this damage cannot be seen by the untrained eye. If you have standard asphalt shingles on your house, you'll want to check around the downspouts for excessive tile granuals. If evident, there is strong evidence of roof damage due to the hail storm. However, this may simply be due to the age of the roofing material.
- Gutter Ding Check the gutters and downspouts. Inspect all your downspouts and gutters for dings. Some of the newer gutters are thin enough that hail the size of a marble will easily dent the metal. Once again, if damage is evident, then the possibility of roof damage exists.
- Inspect for leaks. Hail damage is not always apparent from the ground or to an untrained professional. All too often, hail damage is not discovered until after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Roof damage does not always cause immediate leaks. As damaged shingles degrade, your roof may begin to leak. Inspect your interior ceiling after heavy rains for any apparent water damage.
- Hail Damage to Shingle Inspect the roof. Please only this do this if you have easy access to your roof and the slopes are not that excessive. Once on top, look at the vents, the drip edge, the fascia, and your gutters for signs of damage. Look at the roof shingles for circular dimple or areas where the shingle mineral is missing. Hail might produce a "dent" or a damage point in an asphalt shingle roof surface, resulting in granule loss and reduced remaining roof life. If you have 10 hits in a 10ft square, your roof most likely needs replacing.
- Take action. If any of the above steps result in positive indications, call the professionals at Above All Roofing. We will provide an estimate for free.