After investing money and time into putting on a new roof and adding asphalt shingles the idea of anything causing them damage is frustrating but a reality to living in the south where we experience extreme weather often. Hail damage to newer asphalt shingles is a common issue that homeowners face after a hailstorm. While the damage may not always be immediately visible, it is essential to understand that it can still occur and should be taken seriously.
Newer asphalt shingles have tightly impressed granules that are pressed into the asphalt mat. This means that when a hailstone strikes a newer shingle, it can push the granules into the mat and loosen them and slowly start to break down the quality of the shingles. However, the granules will not fall off and expose the mat until after a few months have passed and the shingles have gone through rainstorms and other weather events that have washed the granules away. So, it can be easy to miss the damage occurring if you are not continuing to inspect the roof.
This is why it is crucial to have roofs inspected after storms, even newer roofs. It is essential to identify any hidden damage as soon as possible so that you can file an insurance claim before the one-year deadline that many companies have in place. After a year has passed, you will likely no longer be able to file a claim for the damage, which could result in costly repairs in the future that you are on the hook for.
The cost of repairs will depend on the extent of the damage, but even minor damage can lead to bigger problems if left untreated. A professional roofing company like Centennial Roofing will be able to identify any damage, provide recommendations for repairs, and complete needed repairs and restoration.
Don’t forget hail damage to newer asphalt shingles can be difficult to detect, but it is important to have a newer roof inspected even several months after a hailstorm. This will ensure that any damage is identified in time to file an insurance claim and avoid costly repairs down the road. Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your roof and your home. Call Centennial Roofing today to have your roof inspected for damage.