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What Kind of Damage Does Hail Cause?

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Image of a person holding hail the size of a golf ball. Hail can damage the exterior and interior of your building.

A thunderstorm poses many potential threats. High winds, heavy rains and lightning can all put your building in Roanoke Rapids, NC, in peril. Another common culprit when it comes to roof damage is hail. While most of the problems you can see will be on the outside of your roof, these little balls of ice can also lead to issues within the structure itself.

2 Ways Hail Can Damage Your Buidling

Exterior Damage

Hail damage to your roof can take many forms:

  • Missing shingles
  • Broken shingles
  • Damaged flushing
  • Dented gutters
  • Dislocated joints


You may be able to see most of the damage to your roof when you look at it after the storm has died down. A professional can find roof damage that is hidden or harder to spot and can advise on what is needed to fix the problem.

Interior Damage

The purpose of the roof on your building is to protect the structure beneath it. When hail damage makes your roof leak, however, rain can seep in and cause issues in your interior spaces. Any wooden beams or drywall that gets saturated will likely need to be torn out and rebuilt so that mold does not start to grow. Wet insulation is ineffective and therefore must be replaced. If the water damage made it all the way to the ceiling tiles on the top floor, you may see the telltale dark spots that tell you they have been compromised. Water remediation specialists must remove them as well and install new tiles. Getting a professional assessment ensures that you do not miss any damage that can cause structural problems later.

Hail can cause widespread destruction on your property, but the main area of concern for the building itself is the roof. Roof damage start on the outside of your building, but it can lead to interior issues. The specialists you hire to repair your building can check both external and internal spaces to determine the repairs that are necessary.

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