Though you may not know it, hail could have impacted your area during a strong thunderstorm. In the summer, temperatures are warm, but the upper atmosphere is still cold enough to produce/support ice formation. During the process of thunderstorms, water will be pushed upwards into drafts which then freeze, resulting in round hailstones. During the thunderstorms, hail will fall once heavy enough to outstrength the draft. Hail falls in irregular patterns, so if your neighbor has hail damage to their home, it does not always mean that you do as well. The impact from hail to your home can cause several types of damage including cracks, dents, and holes, which when left untreated, can expand and cause bigger problems later on. Continuous damage to an area of shingles can cause granule loss. Granules help protect the asphalt from the sun, and the loss of granules can cause the shingles to malfunction earlier than expected. For this reason, if your neighborhood experiences a hailstorm, it would be a good idea to get your roof inspected immediately.
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