Hail can cause moderate to severe damage to your commercial roof depending on your roofing materials, age of your roof, and the hailstone’s density and size. Therefore, performing a roof inspection following a hail storm can help you detect any signs of damage or repairs needed.
Before inspecting your roof, make sure to:
Begin your roof inspection from the ground with a visual analysis of the situation and take photographs from different angles. When you are on the roof, look for cracks, dents, discoloration, and loose granules in gutters. Contact a professional roofing contractor if you cannot inspect your roof or suspect serious damage.
Besides the size of the hailstone, the extent of roof damage depends on the roof condition, wind direction and speed, and storm intensity. However, small and sharp hailstones can also cause significant damage. It is possible to encounter roof damage from ¾” hailstone and no damage from 4” hailstone. Generally, 1” hailstones are considered big enough to damage some commercial roofs, depending on the roof’s age, overall condition, and substrate type.
After a hail storm, walk through your commercial property to detect any damage and act accordingly. Follow these tips to protect your property from further destruction:
Though hail roof damage is not immediate, it can significantly impact the lifespan of your roof. After every hailstorm, check your roof for:
These damages need to be fixed quickly. Otherwise, they can weaken the roof membrane, decreasing its ability to resist future problems. If you are looking for hail damage roof repair for commercial buildings, contact Applied Roofing Services in Orange County and Los Angeles at 714-632-8418 to get a quote online.