How Hail Damages Your Home’s Roof

Midwest weather is very tough on our homes.  Hail is one of the heaviest hitters. If you suspect you have a hail damaged roof, it needs to be repaired.  How does hail damage our home’s roof?  It can damage a roof in many ways dependent on certainhail damaged roof in minneapolis factors such as:

  1.   Roof type
  2.   Roofing material quality
  3.   Installation methods
  4.   Amount of shingle layers

What Kind of Damage Can Hail Cause to My Home’s Roof?

Hail impact can cause latent damage to your home’s roof that can result in premature aging of the shingles.  Some roofing materials are more hail resilient than others. Metal roofs may dent.  Slate and clay tiles may crack or break. Asphalt shingles bruise.  It is more difficult to spot damage on asphalt shingles. Without obvious visual damage, it is difficult to determine if you have a hail damaged roof.  Damage caused by hail may not be apparent for months or maybe years.

The most common indicator of a hail damaged roof is granule loss at the point of impact.  Loss of granules as an immediate consequence of hail damage can expose the underlying asphalt to the elements.  Exposed areas are susceptible to leaks and wind damage. Once leaks occur, damage can be extensive due to potential damage from mold, electrical issues, ceiling and wall damage from water.

Does My Home’s Roof Have Hail Damage?

Indication of hail damage on your home’s roof:

  •         Gutter leaf guard deformation
  •         Granules in gutters
  •         Dented roof vents
  •         Dented metal flashing/roof fascia
  •         Missing shingles


Smart Construction and Remodeling is a home improvement and storm damage repair company you can rely on.  If you think your home’s roof has hail damage, call us to look at it. We are proud to serve Minneapolis, St Paul, St Cloud, Shakopee, Edina, Inver Grove Heights, Bloomington, Blaine, Burnsville, Minnetonka, Apple Valley, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Elk River, Forest Lake, and Woodbury, MN. Contact us at (612) 216-1186 to receive a roofing estimate.