The number one cause of roof damage is hail. Hail, combined with severe winds, causes dimples, dents, and cracks in the roof that diminish the quality of the roof. Hail is also the number one cause because it is the most common form of damage. Tornadoes cause significantly more damage, but are not near as common.
Hail can come in many of the months out of the year in many different environments. Hail can range in size from a small pebble to a softball. The damage can be minimal or severe depending on the size, but the roof should be inspected by a professional after a hailstorm regardless.
The damage from a hailstorm can lead to further problems, including leaks which cause interior damage. If you are concerned about hail damage on your roof, please contact us for a consultation and inspection.