Getting caught in a hailstorm can be quite scary. Strong winds and uprooted trees may harm your home. Additionally, large pieces of falling ice may cause severe damage to everything from vehicles to windows and roofs. If you are in the home during a hailstorm, you may suspect roof damage after hearing the impact of hail. However, to remain safe, wait to check the roof until the storm has passed. Most people should not get up on the roof themselves. In fact, it is advisable to call an expert to assess the damage. When you need a pro for residential roofing in Bethesda MD, or anywhere in Montgomery County, discover Cox Roofing.
What to Look for After a Hailstorm
Hail comes in all shapes and sizes and damage occurs from even the smallest ice particles hitting the roof. Homeowners should be aware of the types of destruction that hail can cause to asphalt shingles or roofs made from other materials such as wood or slate.
Asphalt and composite shingle roof types will suffer similar damage from hail that can be either widespread or focused on one area. Destruction is most noticeable when the underlying felt is exposed. Additionally, forceful impact of ice may result in dark discoloration of shingles. Also, look for shingles with a matte or shiny hue or indentations like bruised fruit.
Hail damage to wooden roof shingles is evident by split shingles that have a brownish discoloration. Split shingles also tend to have abrasive, uneven edges. Look out for shingles that exhibit mild-looking deterioration on the edges. Some hailstorms can be so severe that they puncture roof shingles and produce dents and scarring in roofing material. Homeowners should call their insurance companies following any hailstorm damage.
Cox Roofing: Experts in Residential Roofing
Cox Roofing has over 30 years of experience fixing and installing commercial and residential roofing in Bethesda MD and beyond. We fix roofs after emergencies and for insurance purposes. Should you be unsure whether your home’s roof has sustained hail damage, call us for an inspection. In addition to roof repairs, we also install new roofing, siding and gutters. No matter what your roofing needs are, contact Cox Roofing for a free estimate today!