5 Frequently Asked Questions About Hail Damage and Repair

Nov 25, 2022Blog, Hail Damage

Hailstorms can cause significant damage to your roof. Today we’ll answer a few of the most common questions about our hail damage repair services.

Why Do You Offer Hail Damage Repair Services?

The nature of the damage caused by hailstorms is different than that of hurricanes or impact from downed trees, and, therefore, requires specific expertise. At The Micham Roofing Company, our team is trained to recognize hail damage and can perform the appropriate repairs.

Our roofing project experts are trained to be able to spot hail damage on your asphalt roofing shingles or even a metal roofing system if the hail was larger.

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What Does Hail Damage Look Like?

Identifying signs of damage is the first step in fixing the problem. Hail affects different roofing materials in different ways. Hail can shave off the granules of asphalt shingle roofing, leaving bruises with no discernable pattern. These spots are usually black in color, but the severe impact might expose the underlying felt.

On wood shakes, splits in the material typically indicate hail damage. Your roofing contractor explains that as with asphalt shingles, hail hits look random on wood shakes. When it comes to metal roofing, normal-sized hailstones can cause minor denting, which may not be readily apparent to the untrained eye.

My Roof Got Hit by a Hailstorm But It Looks Fine. Do I Really Need It Inspected?

Unless you have been professionally trained it is easy to not be able to spot roofing hail damage. Also, unless the hail was extremely large the odds of you seeing roof damage from the ground is remote. Many times, the asphalt roofing shingles will just have spots on them, and unless you are trained to recognize hail damage called bruising to the shingles mat you would never know you have hail damage.

Can’t I Just Get on My Roof and Check It Myself?

There are a few reasons not to get on your own roof and try to do a roof inspection. Even if you need hail damage roof repair, the first and most important reason is safety. Most modern homes have roofs that are just not safe to walk for the average person. A professional roofing company will have special equipment for walking your roof. Special boots called cougar paws help a roofer walk your roof safely as well as not to do any damage to your roofing shingles.

It also takes a trained eye to truly know if you have roofing shingle damage from hail. The mat bruising can be very hard to spot especially on a dark color roofing shingle.

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What Do I Need to Do After You Inspect My Roof?

After our roofing project manager finishes his complete roofing inspection, he will show you as well as explain all the damage he found if any was discovered, and let you know if you need any hail damage roof repair. After your project manager gives you his inspection report he will give you a written estimate and then see how you would like to proceed. In many cases, hail damage to your roof will require an insurance claim for a new roof. Your project manager will explain all these details to you as well as walk you through the process.

Get more details about our hail and storm-related roof repair services by calling The Micham Roofing Company in Branson today.