Roof damage caused by hail brings out a different kind of stress to homeowners. Cracks and fractures caused by the hail can weaken a roof, making it unsafe and prone to collapsing. The damage wrought by hail often depends on the speed and its impact. In this post, Genesis Roofing, a licensed roofing contractor, explains the different sizes of hail and how it damages your roof.
- Dime-Sized Hail
Hail as small as a dime (not bigger than an inch) can still bring harm to your roof, more so if it already has tears to begin with or its shingles are old. New shingles or harder roofing materials may survive scratch-free. Black dots may be seen on the roof after an intense storm with dime-sized hail.
- One Inch-Sized Hail
Hail that measures between a dime and a quarter in size may cause your roof to wear away and erode faster. High-speed hail of this size can break or tear damaged asphalt. It also increases the chance of bruising the shingle underlayment and causing significant damage to siding, gutters, and fascia.
- Half-Dollar Size
Hail that’s larger than a quarter with a high wind speed can tear and heavily bruise your roof and property with ease, imposing a significant risk to your roof. Make it a habit to inspect your roof and property for any damage after a storm if you endured hail of this size.
- Golf Ball Size
Hail this size will damage your roof drastically. It can penetrate a roof made of softer materials. It’s highly suggested that you call a professional roofing company for repairs after enduring hail of this magnitude.
At Genesis Roofing, we take hail damage restoration and roof replacement services seriously. Give us a call at (515) 202-1667 or fill out our contact form for an estimate. We serve clients in Clive, IA, and other areas in Iowa.