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How to Identify Hail Damage & Storm Damage to Your Roof
Due to the frequency of hail damage and storm damage to roof systems, many roofing professionals, insurance professionals, and homeowners mistakenly assume a roof system needs to be replaced or repaired following a hail storm. However, this is not always the case.
Want to find out if your area was affected by storm damage or hail damage? Read more below!
Hailstones vary in size, shape, and hardness, and fall in random patterns based on the wind-speed and trajectory. Hail typically leaves obvious signs wherever it lands. Look for dents and cracks in your roof shingles, and other signs of storm damage and hail damage in St Paul MN. The best gauge for a specific hailstone size are the dents left by hail in the fins of your air conditioning unit. A roof system is not functionally damaged by hail unless your roof’s water shedding capabilities are diminished or the roof’s expected lifespan has been reduced.
Asphalt shingles, the most common roofing material, must be punctured or fractured due to hail damage, wind damage, or storm damage before they are considered “damaged.” A punctures or fractures on asphalt shingles will leave an identifiable mark where granules are dislodged from the shingle surface. Impact fractures start on the underside of the shingles and propagate towards its upside. Fractures on an underside also diminishes the shingles water shedding capabilities.
Below are areas that have recently been hit by storms or hail. Check with your insurance company to see if they will cover your roof damage.
Recent Storm Update:
June 29th, 2015
Areas possibly affected:
Hugo, MN – 1 inch
Minneapolis, MN – 1.25 inches
Circle Pines, MN – 1.5 inches
Saint Paul, MN – 1 inch