Hail damage can be the easiest form of roofing damage to spot. Generally, damage can be seen as indentations and/or fractures on the shingle’s or metal’s surface. Due to the hailstones’ variety in size, shape, and hardness, they can create a random pattern of dents or depressions.
Hail impact may cause latent damage that can, over time, result in premature aging of the shingles, metal roofs, or other materials. Without obvious visual damage, there is no real way to be sure how much, if any, damage the roofing material has encountered. Latent damage caused by hail or severe weather may not be apparent until months or years later and may cause your roof to age prematurely.