How big does hail need to be to damage shingles?

What size hail causes roof damage? On average, it takes a 1″ or above diameter hail stone to cause damage to common asphalt shingles.

What hail damage looks like on a roof?

Hail damage to your roof is either really noticeable or hard to spot. If the hail is large enough (1” in diameter or bigger), you’ll see dents/dings on your shingles. But just because your roof doesn’t have large dents in the shingles doesn’t mean you won’t have hail damage.

Can roof hail damage be repaired?

Hail damage will shorten the life of your roof. Commonly, your insurance company will cover damages to your roof through repairs, replacement or through a payment. Insurers have their own preferred contractors who are often from out of town and provide massive quotes to carry out works to your property.

Does hail damage metal roofs?

Hail can cause “cosmetic” dents in the roof, but it can also reduce the lifespan of the roof, harm it’s water shedding capabilities, and damage seams between metal panels, leading to leaks, which can cause further damage.

How expensive is hail damage repair?

Hail damage repair costs as low as $1000 or can be as high as $8000 in the most severe cases. To come to an accurate estimate a PDR specialist will factor in the number of dents, the depth of the dents and the accessibility of the dents to determine how much your hail damage repair costs.

Does insurance cover hail damage on a metal roof?

A cosmetic damage exclusion for metal roofs is a waiver that the home/property owner is offered by insurance providers to exclude any cosmetic damage done to a metal roof during a hail or wind event. This waiver to exclude cosmetic damage is used to lower the premium cost.

What happens if you don’t fix roof?

If your roof is older and in need of replacement, neglecting it could lead to obvious water damage. The water will rot the roof, and could lead to even worse damage throughout your home. If you suspect this is happening to your current roof, you should move fast to get it replaced.

What happens if you don’t replace hail damaged roof?

Even without obvious leaks, a roof that has been weakened after hail or any other weather event is more likely to suffer catastrophically when the next storm inevitably blows through. The result could be more than just roof damage, but damage to your walls, carpet, and personal belongings.

How does hail damage affect shingles?

A: Hail can damage your property in many ways. Hail damage to asphalt shingles can cause soft spots or bruising that may or may not be visible to the naked eye. Hail impact will also tend to loosen the hard granules that make up the top surface of the shingle.

What does hail damage do to my shingles?

Hail damage to asphalt shingles may consist of punctures, tears, fractures (bruises) or the more common displacement of granules. Displacement of granules occurs when granules have been knocked off by the impact of hail stones hitting the roof. The loss of protective granules exposes underlying asphalt to damaging sun rays.

How can hail affect roofing shingles?

How Hail Affects Roofing Shingles Noticeable Damage. Unfortunately, hail damage may not be immediately noticeable. Common Types of Hail Damage. Granules may be lost where the hail made impact. Replacing Damaged Shingles. It is possible to replace damaged shingles after a hail storm but latent damage to surrounding shingles may be difficult to identify.

What size hail can damage a roof?

Hail under the size of .75 inches is too small to cause damage; however, if hail is .75 inches or greater, it can damage aluminum siding, windows and even roof shingles.