Hail can cause severe damage to your home’s exterior, especially to the roof. It’s always recommended to have your roof inspected after a hailstorm to immediately address any roofing problem before it turns into costly repairs.
Extent of Damage
The extent of damage hail can leave on a roof depends on certain factors. This includes the size, speed and direction of hail as well as the age, material and the slope of the roofing. Asphalt roofs are more vulnerable to hail damage compared to metal or wood shake roofs.
Severe hail damage on a roof is characterized by observable dents, cracks and fissures. Latent damage refers to granule loss or weakened shingles. Severely damaged roofs require immediate attention. For your commercial roof maintenance and repair needs, you can turn to Kirtley & Sons Roofing.
Repair or Replace?
When hail falls on an asphalt roof, it can leave small dents, where cracks can develop and allow water to enter past the shingles. Once the moisture evaporates through the shingles, the protective granules adhered to the roof can become loose, which means that they’re more susceptible to ultraviolet (UV) damage.
Shingles two rows above the damaged ones will also have to be unsealed and resealed. This means that if 10% of your roof’s shingles are damaged, around 30% of them would have to be touched. At 12% damage, at least 50% of the roofing will be affected so it’s more cost-effective to just have the entire membrane replaced.
When it’s time to replace your old, damaged roof, choose Kirtley & Sons Roofing. Our team is trained and experienced in residential and commercial roof installation. Call us at (281) 371-6776, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Tomball, TX, and surrounding areas.