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Identify That Hail Damage

There are many factors you need to be aware of when you’re concerned about hail damage. Unfortunately, many homeowners aren’t aware of the extent of the destruction until it’s far too late. Being able to recognize the most common signs of hail damage is important for every homeowner, but if you notice any it’s best to bring in a professional roofing company for Schaumberg and Itasca to properly assess your roof and/or siding. Call Gold Standard Restoration today!

[Read more “Identifying Hail Damage to Your Roof” here]

Taken from the article:
“Shingles can react differently when struck by hail. As an example, hail damage to asphalt and composition shingles can look very different than hail damage to wood shingles. It is important to know the different effects of the damage to properly identify whether or not you have roof damage from hail.

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Asphalt and Composition Shingles Hail Damage

  • Random damage with no discernable pattern.
  • Hail hits that are black in color.
  • Loss of granules, which may expose the roof felt.
  • Asphalt and/or mat that appears shiny.
  • Hail hits that are soft to the touch, like the bruise on an apple.

Wood Shingles Hail Damage

  • Random damage with no discernable pattern.
  • A split in the shingle that is brown/orange in color.
  • A split in the shingle that has sharp corners and edges.
  • A split in the shingle that has little to no deterioration at the edges.
  • Impact marks or dents along with the splits.

There are many other types of damage to shingles that can be mistaken for hail damage. For example, exposure to inclement weather and sunlight makes shingles brittle and gives them an aged appearance. This type of damage is normal wear and tear of shingles, which is sometimes misidentified as hail damage. Other types of normal wear and tear may include blistering, cracking, granule loss, flaking, and algae. Manufacturing defects and mechanical imperfections in shingles can also be mistaken for hail damage.

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