Is there an upcoming hail storm in the forecast? Are you worried about how your roof will fare? Has a hail storm hit recently? The amount of damage a hail storm can cause varies based on several factors, so it may not be time to panic yet.
The speed of the wind, the size of hail, and the storm’s duration can each affect how much damage will occur. Small but forceful hail that is repetitive can lead to granule loss, which will not immediately hurt your roof but will eventually lead to premature aging.
On the other hand, high winds can cause hail to hit shingles at a fast velocity resulting in cracks. Each crack exposes the wood decking under your roof’s shingles, leading to bare spots and eventually severe damage and leaks.
The shape and size of hail also play a significant role in what type of roof damage it will leave behind. Hail that is a quarter or less will generally not damage your roof, but hail that measures a half-dollar or more will lead to cracks in most cases.
Anything larger than a half-dollar should spur you to book a roof inspection to properly assess the damage and troubleshoot any new issues before they grow. Contact CM Roofing Pros today to book your free roof inspection if you are concerned about hail damage.