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How Do Hailstones Cause Damage To Your Roof

Hailstones are one of the biggest threats to your home’s roof. However, that doesn’t mean that every hailstorm will cause the same kind of damage to your home. As the leading experts in the area, we’re here to talk about exactly how hailstones can be a threat to your roof. 


Size Matters

One of the most important things to know when there’s a hailstorm is the size of each stone. Some hailstones are small enough that they’re basically as harmless as regular rain or snow. On the other hand, hailstones that are over an inch wide will very likely cause significant damage on all but the toughest roofs.

Windborne Hailstones

Roofers say that smaller hailstones can sometimes be a threat to your roof. If there is strong wind during a hailstorm, the wind can make the hailstones hit your roof at higher speeds. This could make smaller hailstones hit hard enough to cause damage and larger hailstones to cause even more problems.

Cracks and Dents

The most common form of hailstone damage are dents and punctures on the roof’s surface. However, impact damage from hailstone can also show up in different ways. For example, small cracks can appear on shingles, and the flashing can curl up because of impact damage near the middle. In any case, most forms of damage will lead to the roof’s waterproof abilities being compromised.

Get Help From Experts

Repairing hailstone damage is no easy feat which is why it’s too risky to leave the work to inexperienced individuals. This is why we highly recommend having your roof fixed by a team of qualified roofing experts. Professional roof repair is not just faster than DIY, but also ensures better results.

Let us help you fix your hail-damaged roof. Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is the leading roofing contractor in the area. Call us at (713) 528-8974, or fill out this contact form to request a quote.