Hail can damage any type of roof – really large hail stones can get at even the strongest, most durable roofing. The signs of the damage sustained can vary by the roofing system affected – here are the most common roofing materials and the respective signs that indicate hail damage:
- Shingle roofs – dents, curling sides, punctures, cracks, bruises and missing surface granules are the most common signs of hail damage on asphalt shingles;
- Metal roofs – metal roofing systems are extremely durable and resistant, but the point-like impact caused by hail stones can cause dents and deformation of the components. The severity of the deformations varies by the alloy used as well – steel is the most resistant to hail damage, while aluminium and copper can get dented more easily;
- Clay and cement tiles – these components are considered to be among the longest-lasting roofing materials, but both clay and cement are rigid material, prone to chipping, cracking and breaking when they are affected by impact.
Whatever type of roofing system you have on your building, the damage caused by hail must be taken seriously – the affected parts are weakened and they are prone to developing leaks than they used to be before the hail storm, so have Denver roofing companies fix hail damage as soon as you can.