How Do You Know If Your Roof Has Hail Damage?
Hail damage is a common situation in Madison and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The key is reacting when you think damage might have occurred. If leaks begin, water can ruin the interior of your home.
Hailstorms and the runoff from your roof will cause granules of asphalt to release. While the release of granules does happen over the course of a few years, a hail storm can cause a larger amount of granules to build up by downspouts, etc.This can indicate your shingles were damaged and your roof may need replacing. If left unattended, the fiberglass backing can exposed to the elements and the UV rays from the sun, severely shortening the life of your roof, in some cases it may only last about a year. If the fiberglass shows on an unprotected southern exposure, the breakdown can be quicker.
Other clues that hail has come through and may have been heavy enough to damage a roof include:
■ Damaged Plants
■ Roof vents with dents
■ Fins on top of air conditioning units are bent or dented
■ Car in driveway with dings
■ Cracks or holes in vinyl or aluminum window frames
■ Cracks or holes in vinyl siding
If you suspect your roof has been damaged by hail, call Sims Exteriors (608-825-4500) for a free roof inspection.