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Signs Your Roof Has Suffered Hail Damage and How to Prevent a Recurrence

When living in an area prone to hail, you know that hail can cause severe damage to your roof. If your area has recently experienced a hailstorm, you know it's essential to check your roof for signs of damage, which can be difficult to detect.

Below are three signs your roof has suffered hail damage and what you can do to reduce the risk of hail damage in the future. Signs of Damage

Damaged Downspouts Before you safely ascend your roof, one part of your house you should look at for signs of damage is your downspouts. If you experienced a significant hail storm, your downspouts and gutters will likely have dents. Damaged downspouts can't do their job of directing water away from your home, making it more susceptible to moisture damage. Dented or Split Shingles One of the most obvious signs of hail damage to your roof is dented or split shingles. It's important to repair your roof after experiencing hail damage as the damaged shingles allow water inside, which can wreak havoc on your home. In this instance, you might have to climb on your roof, or have someone do it for you, and inspect it for damage. If you do see dented or cracked shingles, call Riverfront Roofing to have one of our contractors assess the damage and recommend repairs. Missing Shingles Dented or cracked shingles aren't the only damage you can suffer during a hailstorm. Hail also causes loose or dislodged shingles, leaving your roof vulnerable to water damage, the elements, and potential pests. If you see missing shingles from your position on the ground, address the issue immediately to avoid further damage to your home. To Reduce Hail Damage in the Future There are a few steps you can take to reduce hail damage in the future. You can install impact-resistant roofing materials, which are designed to withstand hailstone impact better than traditional roofing materials. Regular roof maintenance helps reduce the risk of hail damage. This maintenance includes inspecting your roof regularly, cleaning the gutters, and performing repairs. If you decide to replace your roof, you might choose a steeply sloped roof, as flat roofs and roofs with a shallow slope suffer more hail damage.

If you have any concerns about hail damage to your roof, contact your local roofing contractor in the Fort Smith, AR, area. At Riverfront Roofing, we offer excellent, affordable roofing services using quality materials. If you notice damage to your roof, contact us by filling out our online form, emailing us, or calling us at 479-259-1915.


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