August 12, 2022

Difference Between Wind and Hail Damage

Roof Wind Damage vs Hail Damage

Despite the fact that your roof is built to endure the weather, certain storms are more severe than others. When you suspect your roof has been damaged by a wind or hail storm, there are some symptoms to look for.

What does wind damage look like?

Missing Shingle Granules
We start by looking for granules in your gutters so that we can see if you have any missing because that’s where they’re most likely to pile up.

Roof Shingles Are Missing Entirely
The loss of complete shingles is one of the most obvious signs of a wind-damaged roof. If you notice shingles in your backyard or around your property, you should contact a qualified roofing contractor.

Roof Leaks
Going inside your house and checking for roof damage may appear contradictory. The signs, on the other hand, may be scribbled on the walls. It’s possible that your roof is leaking if you notice discoloration, moist areas, or peeling paint.

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What does hail damage look like?

Dents or Impact Marks
Dents or impact marks on the roof happen when the hail hits hard on its surface. These are often visible hit marks on several places like the roof, gutters and other soft metals, or other outdoor items.

Missing Granules
Hail, like wind, can induce granule loss. Take a look in your gutters and downspouts after a hailstorm to see if any granules have come off your shingles.

Cracks on the Shingles
When hail damage is severe, pieces of your shingles can crack. These cracks change the look and function of the shingle.

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Wind and Hail Damage Repairs

Wind and hail roof damage is completely repairable. The extent of the repair will be determined by the extent of the damage. It could range from shingle replacement to a complete roof replacement. If you spot roof damage, make an appointment with a qualified roofing contractor. Because if you wait, the damage will only deepen, leaving your home vulnerable.

Written By Lauren