Roof Repair After Hail DamagePosted On: August 26, 2014
Have you ever noticed little granules from your shingles sitting in your eaves trough after a particularly bad hail storm? This is an example of the kind of hail damage that will eventually lead to a roof replacement needing to be done. If you can identify and fix the damage with simple roof repair, that’s going to be better and cheaper in the long run.
How to Identify Signs of Significant Hail Damage
There are several things to watch for when inspecting your roof to determine if hail damage needs roof replacement, or if a simple roof repair will be enough. These include:
- Bruising, or dark spots, on shingles
- Denting on metal roofs
- Granules under downspout
Roof repair is a much cheaper way of dealing with hail damage, so it’s important to check for any damage that may have been done during any hail storm. If the damage is over a large area of your roof, it may require full replacement.
Roof Repair or Replacement?
While it may look bad, your roof may not actually need to undergo a full roof replacement. Many homeowners are lucky enough to get away with only needing roof repair services after hail storms cause hail damage to their roof.
Depending upon just how much damage there is to your roof from the hail storm, you may need to replace your roof. A good rule of thumb to know whether you’ll need roof repair or replacement is to see how much of the roof is damaged by the hail. If it’s more than half of your roof that has been damaged, you should ask us when we get there if it needs replacement instead of only roof repair.
Professional Hail Damage Roof Repair in Central Ohio
Especially after poor weather, you shouldn’t be on your roof checking for damage by yourself, unless you’re a trained roofing contractor yourself. If you’re in central Ohio, give us a call and we’ll be there as soon as possible to help you assess the damage that the hail has done to your roof. We serve Columbus, Ohio and all of central Ohio, including Springfield, Zanesville, Mansfield, and Chillicothe with top notch roofing services, including roof repair or replacement services.
(Image and excerpt from “How to Spot Roof Hail Damage”)