During moderate to severe storms, asphalt shingles can take serious damage and will require repairs or replacements. On an asphalt roof, hail damage looks somewhat like a dark spot where the roofing granules have been knocked away. Holes, cracking, or missing roof shingles are common occurrences when it comes to hail or storm damage. After a tornado or severe windstorm, seams can be split or torn, and shingles are usually missing as well. This can lead to serious water leakage and/or damage, which can result in rotted roof structure and mold formation. Because the roof’s architectural structure is compromised, if the issue is not dealt with immediately, your roof will eventually collapse. Damage is relatively similar to other types of roof, such as shake (wood), metal, tile and slate. If a tree limb or other debris has fallen onto your roof during the storm, structural damage will be apparent, and it’s highly recommended to exercise extreme caution.
Common Signs of Roof Damage
- Missing shingles
- Bruises or dented asphalt shingles
- Cracked or broken tile, slate, or concrete shingles
- Granules collecting in gutters or downspouts
- Leaks in your roof or ceiling
- Dents on vents, gutters or flashing