Roof Demage Overview
What Does a Hail and Wind Damaged Roof Looks Like?
Hail damage is often very difficult to see. The severity of the damage will depend on many factors including the age of your roof, strength and direction of the wind. Wind damage is usually easier to spot because shingles may be missing. But wind damage is not always visible from the ground. There are times when the tabs of your shingles may have been lifted up and then flop back down.
How Does Hail and Wind Damage Affect Your Roof?
The most common type of roofing material is asphalt shingles. Today the Owens Corning shingles we most often use (we will install other brands depending on customer's wishes) are made to sustain small hail, mold & mildew resistance and UV damage from the sun. If the hail is large enough or wind driven, it can cause soft or bruised spots. These bruises can be very difficult to see but eventually they will cause the granules of the shingle to loosen and then wash off in subsequent rain. Once this happens the UV inhibitors built into the shingle will be missing and greatly hasten the deterioration of the shingle. It is very important to have your roof inspected as soon as possible after a storm event by your Insurance provider. It is important to have a representative from IDC help with the Storm damage claim process and also to File an Insurance claim. Don't wait as there are time limits to filing a claim and the sooner after a known storm event you inspect and file with your Insurance provider the more likely you are to have your damage approved and your expenses to replace your roof covered.
Is There Any Other Damage That Could Be Caused By Wind or Hail?
Yes wind and hail can cause significant damage to other areas of your home. Often your trim around the windows, doors and edging will be covered with colored custom bent aluminum metal. The hail can dent this metal wrap and also the wind will often tear it off or bend it. The same thing can happen if your siding is metal. And if it is vinyl the hail can cause cracks that are very difficult to see as well as puncture it causing holes in your siding.