Hail Damage: Here’s What It Looks Like on Your Roof

Hail Damage: Here's What It Looks Like on Your Roof


If you live in Northern Utah, there's a good chance that you are no stranger to brutal weather that causes harm to your roof, like hail damage. 

If you're concerned about how well your roof is holding up after a hail storm, you're likely searching for how to identify the damage it's caused. Keep reading to learn more about the signs of damage caused by hail on your roof. 

Asphalt Roof 

With a typical asphalt roof, there can be some obvious signs of hail damage. A few things you'll notice are: 

  • Exposed metal flashing 
  • Granule loss 
  • Cracked shingles 
  • Pitted spots 
  • Damage with no discernible pattern 

For some damage, a small replacement may be all that is required, but if the hail is large enough and the roof is relatively dated, you might need to replace the rooftop as a whole. Just as a reminder, asphalt roofing should last between 10 and 15 years, but harsh weather conditions can shorten its lifespan. 

Wood Shingles 

For homes with wood shingle roofing, damage caused by hail might look a bit different. According to Travelers Insurance, the signs of wear you might see are split shingles, sharp corners and edges, a shingle that's cracked but has no damage to the edges, and minor dent marks in the shingle.

As soon as you notice that a shingle is split or cracked, it's essential to get it replaced to prevent a leak that can cause structural water damage to your roof and home. 

Slate Tile Roof 

Slate tiles are known for being reasonably durable, but in the event of a storm with large-sized hail, the slate tile shingles can crack. There may be holes of various sizes, chipped edges, and minor fractures. If you find broken tiles, they'll need to be replaced immediately. Contact a roofing company close to you that can take care of you and your home.

Repair Hail Damage with The Roof Doctor 

When you're sure you're dealing with hail damage on your roof, don't wait—call The Roof Doctor today! We are dedicated to providing you with the best roof repair and replacement services in the Salt Lake Valley and beyond. Whether you need a little repair, complete roof overhaul, or an inspection, we've got you covered. We serve homes and businesses in Salt Lake City, Draper, South Jordan, Bountiful, Ogden, and everywhere in between in Utah. Contact us today for your free roof repair estimate. 

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