hail damage on roof

Hail is a variety of rain that happens when an updraft in the thunderstorms carries raindrops into the higher clouds where temperatures are below freezing. A tiny particle of ice grows around some kind of nucleus. The nucleus can be a small ice crystal, a particle of dust, a frozen raindrop, or something else.

These ice particles after completed drops within the cloud back below freezing temperatures, where it accumulates more moisture from raindrops and water steam. Finally, it gets trapped in another updraft and freezes again. The more powerful the updrafts, the longer a hailstone travels up and down, getting bigger until gravity no longer supports it and the ice particles fall.


The damage caused by the hail will depend on many factors, including:
  • Type of Roofing materials
  • Age of roofing materials,
  • If you have a Roof slope,
  • Quality of the building;
  • Hail size, hail density, and shape ;
  • The velocity and angle of the hailstone.

On average, it takes a hailstone with a 1″ or higher to cause harm to traditional Asphalt Shingles. When we are talking about hail sizes, here are a few basic things for you to compare:

  • Pea = 1/4-inch in diameter
  • Marble = 1/2-inch in diameter
  • Dime or penny = 3/4-inch in diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8-inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1½ inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2½ inches
  • Baseball = 2¾ inches
  • Teacup = 3 inches
  • Softball = 4 inches
  • Hail damage can be categorized as ‘functional’ or ‘cosmetic’.

Functional hail injury term is used when the hail ruins the viability and durability of the roof. Cosmetic hail damage is a kind of damage that doesn’t change the integrity of the roof, it keeps working normally.

High winds and hail can decrease the integrity of your shingles. A weak seal can be why shingles blow off and leave your roof exposed to the natural elements. A broken shingle can lead to leaks and can induce other shingles around it to split.

Here are other types of damage that can be caused by hail:

  • Damage to siding and window sills
  • Bent gutters, damaged gutter screens, or downspouts
  • Harm to decks or painted wood surfaces
  • Damage To Roof Vents And Shingles

To make sure you’ll never suffer from this type of problem, it’s necessary to get a qualified and trained inspector such as Roofers LLC workers to assist you with the maintenance.

If you are a homeowner & need residential roofing servicesschedule a free roof inspection, or call Roofers LLC today at (864) 740-1691, and we’ll come out asap to help!


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Jim GrangerJim Granger
22:33 05 Jun 23
Would highly recommend Roofers LLC. Ethan, and Alex, and the roofing crew were professional and did exactly what they told me they would do, the roofers were polite and respectful! did a great clean up after the job was done. Can't thank them enough, nice to find a quality company.
Anthony RogersAnthony Rogers
01:15 03 Jun 23
Alex and Ethan were very nice and professional, they returned all calls. What they said they would they did and more. My roof looks amazing, my house looks brand new and it's 30 years old. The clean up was 100% no nails no debris at all. Do Not hesitate to use this company I would give them a 10 out of 5 if I could. Thanks Guys.
Richard CaudillRichard Caudill
23:21 28 Feb 23
I had hail damage done to my roof and Alex and the rest of the team were wonderful answering any questions I had. We are very pleased with our new roof and satisfied they are there for us if we have any issues down the road.
Mackenzie TurnerMackenzie Turner
19:35 12 Jan 23
Roofers LLC was absolutely amazing! We were hit with roof damage after the storm on 12/23 and the owner of the company happily came out same day to check on the extent with no hesitation. Within a few days we had the tarps up and soon after the roof was fixed! All done with no hesitation right at Christmas when most other businesses would wave you away. I couldn't be happier with the work done and will be suggesting this company to my real estate clients to ensure they are also in good hands!
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
21:43 31 Oct 22
By far the best company I have done business with in a long time. The price was good for all the work involved and quality materials. They have options for financing that others don't offer. David and Diego have superb communication skills and responded to every phone call. Very meticulous with Parker's supervision on site during all the installation process including the cleanup. I highly recommend them. This company exceeded my expectations and went the extra mile to make sure I was completely satisfied and happy with the entire job. The crew was also great . Well mannered and respectful. My neighbors even commented on how quiet and professional they worked. Great team and company. God bless and great success. 👏👍
Kyle HilmanKyle Hilman
15:17 24 Oct 22
These guys were the key component in a very favorable roof damage insurance experience. I would use them again in a heartbeat. Knowing we have little kids they even sent a guy to do an additional sweep of construction nails around the house a day later just to make sure cleanup was done right. All quotes and costs were accurate and everything done in a timely manner. I had little experience with my insurance provider but these guys help answer all those questions and made communication seamless. Job well done! God bless
Kevin SmithKevin Smith
18:23 16 Sep 22
These guys were fantastic. Great sales team, professional and fast installers! This whole stressful process was made incredibly easy by these guys. 100% would recommend them to anyone. Unfortunately my insurance would not cover or even help with the cost of my new roof. Roofers LLC ended up doing my roof for $8000 less than I thought I was going to have to pay. I’m beyond happy and impressed.
M D RiceM D Rice
00:53 10 Sep 22
Excellent service from beginning to end. Our roof had storm damage. Kenny came out, did inspection and met with insurance adjuster. Replacement was approved. The crew that did work were professional, showed up on time and finished in a timely manner. The property was immaculate when they left. Parker was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Great experience! Thanks to you all.