Hail can cause serious damage to the roof of your home. Golf ball sized hail has been known to fall occasionally in Georgia and roofing in Newnan and throughout GA can suffer greatly. But, even much smaller hail can cause significant damage. Hail damage is sometimes obvious, but hail can also cause damage to your roof that is not apparent to the naked eye.
The degree of damage to a roof that hail causes depends on a number of factors, including the size of the hail, the wind speeds, the design of the roof, and the materials of the roof. When hail is pushed by gravity and wind directly into a roof, the damage will be most severe. A glancing blow from hail will not be as bad. Hail damage is thus a product of a roof’s design in combination with the direction of the wind.
Hail can put impact marks in shingles, and even cause them to come loose and fall off. Asphalt shingles can lose their texture and become smooth if they have suffered hail damage. Wood shingles are prone to developing cracks or even completely splitting apart. Larger hail can go completely through any type of shingle. Other types of roofing can suffer dents and holes as well. Hail can also cause significant damage to vents, gutters, and the other metal components of a roof.
It can take an expert to tell if hail damage is severe enough to require repairs. Although a shingle may appear okay on the surface, there could be damage underneath requiring attention. Sometimes seemingly small problems will lead to leakage in the future.
If your roof has suffered hail damage, we can help you repair your roofing in Newnan, GA at Eagle Watch Roofing. Please call us and let us know if you have any questions.