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Roof Damaged by Hail? Repairs May Be More Important Than You Think!

March 12, 2024

The effects might not be as apparent as a shattered car windshield, but make no mistake: Hail can wreak havoc on your roof.

In Indiana, hail season lasts from March to August and peaks in May – providing plenty of opportunities for those small pieces of ice to leave a lasting impression on your home.

Hail can damage several elements of your roof, including:

  • The shingles due to possible granule loss, cracks, dents and punctures
  • The underlayment, which is the water-resistant layer beneath the shingles
  • Metal flashings, which seal joints and prevent water intrusion
  • Gutters and downspouts, which channel water away from the roof and your home’s foundation

In some cases, hail damage on your roof is only a cosmetic issue, but don’t dismiss it as such without a proper inspection. Damaged shingles, metal, gutters or underlayment can compromise the integrity of your roof, leading to more extensive damage as a result of water pooling. If the damage is severe enough, water may begin leaking into your home as well.

A roofing contractor has circled many small punctures on a residential roof that were caused by hail.

If you believe your roof has been damaged by hail, it’s important to hire a professional roofing contractor to evaluate the condition of the shingles, underlayment, flashing and other components of the roof. After providing a complete assessment, the contractor can provide you with recommendations for remediation and repair.

When you choose Hays + Sons for roof repairs or replacement, you can have peace of mind in knowing that you have selected an Owens Corning Preferred Roofing Contractor. Owens Corning Preferred Contractors are part of an exclusive network of roofing professionals who meet high standards and strict requirements for professionalism and reliability. Because Owens Corning offers the most reliable materials on the market, you can feel confident in the durability and longevity of your roof.
Owens Corning roofing materials come with a Standard Product Lifetime Warranty, and Hays + Sons provides its customers with additional protections.
If you would like our team to inspect the extent of the hail damage on your roof, contact us to schedule an appointment.