Older roofs are much more susceptible to hailstorm damage.Hailstorms and hurricanes can tear shingles from your roof and give your roof a beating with tree branches.Gutters can show the signs of potential roof damage. Hail damage usually comes in one of the following forms
- Loose Shingle Granules. .When large hail hits the roof, the granules on the shingles can become loose or fall off and will collect in your gutter downspouts
- Hail Hits. These small depressions on the roof occur where large hail stones directly strike the surface. The impact points are typically soft, like a bruise on an apple, and they can lead to water infiltration and further deterioration.
- Loose, Broken, or Missing Shingles. Impact from hail stones can also cause shingles to crack, which can quickly lead to shingle loss. In fact, cracks that happen during storms may be affected by wind lifts, leading to broken or missing shingles.
- Cracked Fiberglass Mat. Occasionally, an impact will be so severe that it will damage the fiberglass mat below the asphalt surface. This kind of damage isn’t always apparent, but it can lead to water infiltration over time.