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.
American Dream Home Improvement, Inc. specializes in assessing storm damage to roofs, siding, and gutters caused by wind and hail. In 2014, American Dream Home Improvement was recognized by Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt for outstanding achievement for the second year in a row.
Question: What are some signs a roof needs to be repaired?
Answer: Roof damage tends to be visible from the interior and exterior of a house or building, and can be checked out when deciding whether to call a roofer. Signs a roof may need to be repaired include sagging deck; water damage or leaks; dark spots and trails; light coming through the roof; visibly damaged ,curling, or missing shingles; loose materials or wear near chimneys and other protrusions; shingle granules in gutters; and visible moisture, rot, or mold.
Q: Does my roof need to be repaired or replaced?
A: If your roof is less than 15 years old and it was properly installed, it may only need to be repaired. However, contacting a licensed roofing contractor for an estimate will help you find out for sure the extent of the repairs necessary.