Identifying Hail Damage on Your Roof

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American Dream Home Improvement offers top-quality Owens Corning products to clients across Illinois and throughout the Midwest. The expert contractors at American Dream Home Improvement install and repair roofing, siding, and gutters, and are quick to respond when storm damage hits. Harmful to more than just plants and vehicles, hail damage can wreak havoc on your roof.

If your home has asphalt shingles, look for damage that seems random. Hail falls in many sizes and gets whipped around by the wind. The damage it causes rarely looks uniform. Black spots and exposed roof felt may also indicate hail damage. When hail hits, it destroys the granules on asphalt shingles. This leaves dark spots, which can often be soft like bruised fruit. Similarly, be on the lookout for shiny spots.

Many factors can cause wooden shingles to split over time, but hail damage looks fairly distinctive. Look out for brown or orange tinted splits. Hail-damaged shingles may have sharp corners or edges, or may be split in the middle without being damaged around the edges.