EFFECTS OF HAIL ON ASPHALT ROOFING SHINGLES
Hail damage can be divided into two categories: aesthetic and functional.
By far the most common type of damage caused by hail; small localised areas with minor loss of granules. This type of damage generally has little impact on the life of the shingle.
Functional damage is where there is sufficient damage to the shingles to either cause a short term leak or to reduce the life of the shingle. This type of damage is recognized by significant granule loss (easily visible from the ground, areas of asphalt becoming exposed) or shingle fracture/penetration which can be seen by fractures through the back of the shingle. Generally shingle replacement is only required in severe cases of damage. Remember that asphalt shingle applications provide at least two layers of shingle material over the entire roof.
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