Identifying Hail Damage and Avoiding Storm Chasers

Hailstorms can wreak havoc on many parts of your roof, especially if the wind is coming from different directions. If you have few natural barriers, like trees, surrounding your home, the chances of seeing great impact damage are high.


As experienced roofers, Arry’s Roofing Services, recommends looking for signs of damage immediately after a hailstorm passes through your area. We can repair any issues before they develop into more severe problems.

Visible and Hidden Issues

Just because you don’t see visible signs of hail damage, doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Hail can ruin your roof’s underlayment. Damaged shingles will weaken your roof’s protection against water, allowing rain to penetrate your wood roof deck. Water damage can significantly undermine your roof’s structural integrity. Moisture infiltration can precipitate decay, cutting years off your deck’s life.

Red Flags to Look For

Hail damage will look different on different types of roofing material. If you have asphalt shingles, the impact will leave random dings without any discernible pattern. If you see black marks and the underlayment looks exposed, this indicates loss of granules. In addition, any unusually shiny shingle areas could indicate hail hits. The spots that have experienced impact typically feel soft. Any of these red flags means you need immediate roof repair. If you leave these issues unattended, continuous exposure to harsh elements may compound the problem, making it costlier to fix.

Call a Professional for Help

Whether or not you find hail damage, it’s wise to call professional roofers immediately after a big storm. However, we advise being wary of door-to-door contractors, who can leave you vulnerable to scams. Many storm chasers are fly-by-night roofers that will sell you substandard materials with no legitimate warranty.

Schedule an inspection and roofing repair from a reputable company like Arry’s Roofing Services instead. We’ve been helping homeowners deal with hail damage effectively for over 25 years. As a GAF Master Elite™ roofing contractor, we’re properly licensed, adequately insured, and are proud to have earned an A rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Deal with hail damage properly with Arry’s Roofing Services. We can also help you with roof replacement and repair. We serve Tampa, Palm Harbor, and Dunedin, FL. You can call us at (727) 938-9565 to learn more about our services. We’ll schedule your FREE inspection at a convenient time and give you an estimate.