Hail damage to roofing and exterior finishes on both residential and commercial property is a common issue that property owners face. While many people believe that all hail is the same, this is not the case. The size of hail is not the only factor to consider when evaluating the potential for damage. The density of hail is also important, as it determines how it will impact the roof and exterior finishes, things like exterior lights, paint work, flashing and much more.
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 to the roofing and exterior finishes 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. This type of hail does not shatter as easily, and the energy from the impact transfers into what it comes into contact with, such as the roofing materials 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. The slower the hail freezes, the denser it becomes, and the more likely it is to cause damage to the roofing and exterior finishes.
If you live in an area that is prone to hail, it is important to keep an eye on the weather and take the necessary precautions to protect your home. If you do experience hail damage, it is 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.