Hail Damage Roof Repair
Hail can be one of the most damaging forces in nature. Imagine hitting your roof over and over with a hammer – this is the effect that large hailstones have on your roof. If your home or commercial property been damaged by hail or you’re not sure whether your roof has hail damage, contact Minnesota’s 1st Choice for a free roof inspection. We can restore your hail-damaged roof promptly and professionally.
Signs of Hail Damage
Hail damage can be tricky to identify because damage may be subtler than dents in shingles or a leaking roof. This is why it is crucial to have your roof inspected by a professional. If damage from is discovered after the window to file an insurance claim has closed, you will have to pay for the repairs out-of-pocket.
Some signs of hail damage include:
- “Bald” or dark spots. When hail hits a roof, the heavy stones can dislodge and loosen the ceramic granules that cover asphalt shingles. These granules protect the shingle from premature aging and water infiltration. Loose granules will then collect in gutters and downspouts.
- Bruised/cracked shingles. When hailstones fall thousands of feet from the sky and hit an asphalt shingle, the impact cracks the mat. As water enters these cracks, it will seep underneath the shingle and cause leaks.
- Dented metal. The high impact of hailstones will leave dents in gutters, downspouts and flashing on a roof.
If you notice any of these signs, contact the hail damage roof repair experts at Minnesota’s 1st Choice right away. We will evaluate the damage and make a plan to repair it before the next storm hits.
Minnesota’s 1st Choice would be happy to assist you with an inspection of your roof after a storm, and help you file an insurance claim if needed. To get started, give us a call at (507) 216-6371 or (651) 333-4520, or fill out our online form.