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Hail Damage in Tucson and the Surrounding Areas
Arizona is no stranger to strong storms, and sometimes those storms bring hail to the Tucson area. Like other types of severe storms, hail storms can inflict significant damage on your home or commercial building. Blue Mountain Roofing recommends having your roof inspected thoroughly after a hailstorm. It’s always best to repair hail damaged roofs right away, rather than to allow the problem to get worse over time.
Signs of Hail Damage on Your Roof
Hail ranges in size, and the size of the hail is directly related to the severity of damage it can cause. Relatively small hailstones might only damage the plants around your home. However, hailstones the size of a half dollar (1.25-inch diameter) can inflict minor damage on roofs and siding. Hailstones that are the size of a walnut (1.5-inch diameter) or larger can cause major damage to your building.
Along with the size of the hailstones, other factors that can affect the amount of damage include the wind speed and direction, the type of roofing material, the slope of the roof, and the age of the roof. At Blue Mountain Roofing, we’ve repaired the following types of hail damage on roofs:
It can be difficult to spot bruising from the ground. You’ll likely need to schedule a roof inspection to see if any shingles require replacement.
Loss of Structural Integrity:
The hail and the strong winds of a hailstorm can compromise the shingles’ seal, which can cause the shingles to loosen and fall off.
If you have a shingle roof, keep an eye on your gutters and downspouts to see if you’re losing a significant volume of granules from the shingles. Shingles that lose too much of their granules are susceptible to accelerated aging. This leads to roof leaks.