Hail is a prevalent weather phenomenon notable for its potentially destructive effects. While most hail-caused damages are covered by insurance, homeowners are still left to deal with the inconvenience and cost when damage occurs.
Bruised Shingles on Roofs
Shingle bruising can have a long-term, detrimental effect on roofs. When a hailstone hits a shingle and bruises it, it will provide less protection against rain and water damage, allowing moisture to penetrate the roofing material and damage it eventually. In the short term, while repairs may not be immediately noticeable under most conditions with mild impacts, heavy impacts can lead to sagging or misshapen shingles, which are easily spotted.
Tab Abrasions on Roofs
Tab abrasion is a phenomenon that can cause widespread damage to the roofing systems of buildings. In some instances, hailstone impacts can cause scuffing or abrasion along the shingle tab’s side. This process can drastically reduce a roof’s protection and aesthetic appeal over time, as it erodes protective coatings and weakens structural integrity by breaking off pieces of shingle material.
Exposure of Fiberglass Mat
Hail can cause severe damage to many parts to your roof, but in particular, the fiberglass mat is particularly vulnerable. When hail strikes the fiberglass mat under the shingles of your roof, it can easily penetrate the surface, resulting in puncture holes, tears, and other signs of damage. One of the most apparent effects of hail on fiberglass mats is the potential for water leakage. In just a matter of minutes, hail can create numerous puncture holes in fiberglass matting, allowing water to penetrate the roof and make its way into the property’s interior.
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Given the potential cost of handling the damages caused by hail, contact us at Crosby Roofing and Seamless Gutters for information on how to handle this issue, potential roof repairs, and how to prevent further damage.