Many people believe that all hail is the same, but that’s not the case. The size of hail is not the only factor to consider when evaluating the potential for damage to your roof. The density of hail is also important, as it and the size determine the damage it will cause to roofing and exterior finishes.
Hail that flash freezes at higher altitudes creates cloudy looking hail that shatters like glass when it hits the ground, this type of hail is less likely to cause damage as others because of its fragile state that breaks apart upon impact. However, hail that freezes lower in the clouds freezes at a steadier pace and forms a more solid, clear piece of ice, which is more likely to cause functional damage to the roofing and exterior finishes, causing property damage. According to HAAG Engineering, a leading roofing authority, the density of hail is crucial in determining the potential for damage.
If you live in an area prone to hail, it’s important to keep an eye on the weather and take the necessary precautions to protect your home. If you do experience hail damage, it’s important to have a professional inspect your roof and exterior finishes to assess the extent of the damage and determine the best course of action. Centennial Roofing is a local roofing professional in the greater Nashville area who has been helping property owners with their roofing needs for many years.
While all hail and roofers are not created equal, it is important to know what you are dealing with, from hail and roofers. Centennial Roofing is here to help you with all your roofing needs while working to uphold the highest standards of work, ethics and professionalism.
Tune in to our video to learn more about hail damage to roofing and exterior finishes!