Whether a hailstorm just passed by, or you’re visiting a home you plan on buying, and the roof has visible signs of hail damage, you’ll find it’s quite easy to spot this particular type of damage when you examine the roof more closely.
Hail damage typically involves the falling of tiny bits of ice on your roof and leading to impacts that impair your roof’s external structure and appearance. In some cases, however, the hail can be quite large, so the damage looks more like what a meteor shower would do if it hit an unsuspecting moon – especially when the material of your roof is slightly flimsy.
Most of the time, that doesn’t happen. In fact, hail damage is often difficult to spot, and you’ll have to get close to spot cracked shingles or flashing that has small chunks of it bitten away by the hail. The latter can be a problematic issue, since any tear in the flashing can lead to leaks and internal damage.
As a result, it is extremely imperative that you have roofing East Lansing professionals check your roof on a regular basis, especially after a large hail storm just passed. The damage might not look like much at first glance, but it could often be necessary to look closer before you can solve it.