Roof hail damage in Severance can be serious. We’ve noticed homes further away from the foothills often have more roof hail damage than homes close to the foothills. For example, homes West of Overland Trail in Fort Collins often won’t get hit by hail nearly as bad as homes just a mile or two East of there. The great town of Severance is several miles East of the foothills, and we’ve noticed they can get pounded by hail.
If you suspect hail damage to your home in Severance, contact us for a free, no-obligation roof inspection. Some signs of hail roof damage are obvious. Some aren’t. Below, we list the obvious signs.
Roof Hail Damage to Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in the country. They are basically a layer of fiberglass with granules adhered to it with asphalt. When large hail stones hit them, a small shock wave is created. This causes the granules to bounce off. The result is a small black spot. That’s the exposed asphalt. Granules on asphalt shingles protect them from ultraviolet radiation and other elements. When the granules are gone, the exposed asphalt deteriorates quicker. Therefore, shortening the lifespan of your roof.
How large of hail stones cause dislodged granules? It depends upon a lot of factors, such as the density of the hail stones and their velocity, the age of the asphalt shingles and their quality. If you see black spots on your roof, have it inspected by a roofing professional. They can tell you if it’s time for a new roof.
Will your entire roof need replacing? Probably. Rarely do hail storms not damage an entire roof. However, if we inspect your roof and determine only a section of it needs replacing, we’ll let you know.
Stone-Coasted Metal Roofing
Stone-coated metal roofing is similar to asphalt shingles in that they have granules adhered to them. In this regard, large hail stones can create the same black spots. The urgency to attend to your stone-coated metal roofing is less compared to asphalt shingles, since the metal underneath is more durable. Still, large enough hail stones can crack metal roofing. So, if you suspect hail damage to your stone-coated metal roof, get it inspected right away.
Roof Hail Damage to Metal Roofing Panels
Metal roofing panels, such as standing seam or corrugated panels, don’t have granules on them that fly off when struck by hail. They can dent, however, from large hail stones. A dented roof is no more than a visual issue. However, they can crack from large hail stones or from repeated hail abuse. If you notice dents in your metal roofing panels or suspect damage to them, please do not climb onto your slick metal roof. It’s very dangerous. Call us instead, as we have all the gear and know-how to safely get on and off of your roof. We will let you know what we find.
Clay and Concrete Tiles
Spotting hail damage to your clay or concrete roofing tiles is different from other roofing material. Concrete roofing tiles are very durable. Clay is less durable. When clay roofing tiles are hit by hail, they often shatter. Therefore, it’s relatively easy to spot clay roofing hail damage. Concrete, on the other hand, is often more durable. Not all roofing tiles are the same, however. For example, only some of Westlake Royal Roofing’s concrete roofing tiles are Class 4 impact rated. Still, if you suspect a hail storm has recently come through your neighborhood, have your roof inspected by a roofing professional.