Hail damage investigations are common during the summer months. Hail can damage a roof causing moisture to penetrate the building envelope. Typically, hail stones less than 3/4” in diameter will not damage the roofing material. While inspecting a roof for hail damage, it should also be inspected for mechanical damage, improper installation, manufacturer defects and exposure to the elements. These other types of damage to a roof can appear to be hail damage with out proper knowledge and close inspection of the damage.
Problems can arise once hail has damaged a roof. For example, hail damage to cedar shakes will expose the underlayment (typically felt) to the elements and permit moisture to enter the structure. Once moisture has penetrated the structure, numerous problems can arise. Knott Laboratory and its engineers are trained to examine thoroughly hail damage and can provide a written investigation within a week.
Each hail damage investigation is unique and our engineers approach all cases with complete objectivity. Knott Laboratory provides the quickest hail damage report turn-around in the business. Contact Knott Laboratory so we can resolve your hail damage headache.