Summertime is upon us at last in Michigan. That means weekends at the lake, hot dogs on the grill, and fun in the sun. But it can also mean some pretty strong summer storms. When those summer storms include strong winds and hail, they can leave their mark on your roof and gutters.
Our team of residential roofing pros at J&J Roofing in Roseville, we’re experts in identifying problems from hail damage and repairing damaged roofs and gutters. Here are a few signs of hail damage you need to look out for when assessing your need for storm damage repair.
1. Gutter Dings and Damage
Rain gutters tend to be pretty sturdy against most storm damage that occurs. That’s because they’re generally made of aluminum. But large hail from the most extreme summer storms can hit your gutter system hard.
When hail exceeds an inch or two in size, you can end up with dented or dinged gutters. Golf-ball or larger sized hail can even cause your gutters to become damaged at their seams. When these issues go unattended, you can end up with water infiltration and trenching that damage your foundation, siding, and basement.
2. Damaged Shingles
Hail of any size can wreak havoc on your roofing shingles under the right conditions. If your roof has seen any damage over the years that needs to be addressed, it is even more susceptible to the impact of hail. Sometimes, hail damage can be seen easily because you’ll find broken or chipped off pieces of shingles scattered around your property.
Not all hail damage is as readily apparent as large pieces of shingles on the ground. A storm damage assessment may be necessary to determine if your shingles are broken, chipped, or dented. It’s important to repair and replace damaged shingles immediately so water does not infiltrate your home and cause damage.
3. Exposed Underlayers and Water Damage
Even if your roof looks completely fine from down below, hail can cause nearly invisible damage that exposes your home to problems down the road. That’s because hail can knock the protective granules off of your roofing shingles. When these granules are missing, the underlayer of your shingles becomes exposed, which can lead to water infiltration and water damage in your home. Additional UV damage and heavy rainfall can worsen these problems if they aren’t repaired right away.
Call our Roseville Home Roof Repair for a Roofing Quote Today!
If your home has recently been hit by a strong summer storm and you suspect damage, don’t wait until you’re placing buckets under dripping roof leaks to call us. Our residential roofing repair team at J&J Roofing in Roseville can work with your insurance company to get your roof repaired fast.
What seems like a minor leak today can end up causing structural damage, mold exposure, and rotted framing over time. For your free quote, speak with our residential roofing contractors at 586-445-6455 or contact us to discuss your options.