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The Effects of Hail: Common Signs of Damage on Your Austin Roof

hail sits on asphalt shingles - common signs of hail damage on Austin roofs

Hailstorms can wreak havoc on roofs, causing significant damage that may not always be immediately apparent. If you’ve experienced a hail storm, here are some common signs of hail damage on Austin roofs. 

Common Signs of Hail Damage on Austin Roofs

Did you recently experience a hail storm? (Strong winds and heavy rain that often accompany hail may do just as much property damage as hail.) Here are some signs that you may have roof damage and need the expertise of a professional roofer from the Austin area. 

Please do not get on top of your roof to assess the damage. Instead, look for signs of roof hail damage from the ground or from a second-story window. 

Damaged shingles

Inspect your roof for missing shingles. If you can get a closer view to identify roof damage, look for dented, cracked, or broken shingles. Besides looking for cracked shingles, check for any loose or exposed nails on your roof, as the impact of hail can dislodge them. 

Granule loss

Look for missing granules on your asphalt shingles. You may also notice an abundance of granules around your downspout. Loss of granules can expose the asphalt layer beneath, which weakens the shingle’s integrity. 

Damaged flashing

Complete a visual inspection of the flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights for signs of dents or cracks. Hail storms can damage flashing, allowing water to seep into your home and cause leaks.

Circles on asphalt shingles show hail storm damage

Gutter damage

Examine your gutters and downspouts for dents, cracks, or granule buildup. Hailstones hitting the gutters can cause visible dents or other damage, affecting their ability to channel water away from your roof and foundation.

Water leaks

Look for signs of roof leaks inside your home, such as water stains on ceilings or walls, peeling paint, or damp spots. However, don’t assume that no signs of a leaky roof mean all is well. Sometimes, it takes time for leaks from hail damage to form.

Dents on metal roofing

Metal roofs can also suffer extensive damage from hail. Inspect it for dents or dimples caused by hailstones. While metal roofing is generally more resilient to hail damage, severe storms can cause cosmetic or structural issues.

If you notice any of these signs or suspect that your roof may have been damaged by hail, it’s crucial to have it inspected by a professional roofing contractor as soon as possible. Prompt repairs can help prevent further damage and protect your home from costly water infiltration and structural issues.

For roof repair in Austin, contact the roofing contractors you can trust – My Roof Pro. We offer a full range of roofing services and work on shingle, metal, and tile roofs. My Roof Pro will also work with your insurance company – even for minor hail damage. 

Contact My Roof Pro today if you have signs of a damaged roof. We serve Austin, San Antonio, and communities throughout Central Texas. 

Key Takeaways: Did a Hail Storm Damage Your Roof?

  • Damaged shingles
  • Granule loss
  • Damaged flashing
  • Gutter damage
  • Water leaks
  • Dents on metal roofing