Does Your Roof Have Hail Damage?

What a summer it’s been so far! Water has overtaken our lakes, parks, backyards, and even our basements. These days, when it rains, it really seems to pour. And this can be problematic, especially for the wellbeing of your home.

With all the extreme storms we've been experiencing here in Minnesota, it's more important than ever for home owners and commercial spaces to keep a close eye on the health of your roof.

3 simple ways to look for roof hail damage

There are three major signs to look for when inspecting your roof for hail damage: bruising, cracking and missing granules from the asphalt shingles.


When hail hits your roof, it can create a deep dent, a “bruise”, in the shingle. Keep in mind that hail dents are not always easy to spot. Try running your hand over the shingles to feel for small dents in the surface. If you feel a dent, apply pressure to the dent and see if it gives at all. If it does, this means the shingle is showing signs of deterioration.


Cracks are generally easier to spot than shingle bruising. Climb up on a ladder and take a quick assessment of your roof to see if you can spot any signs of cracking in your roof. If the hail is large enough and hits hard enough, it can make a circular crack in the shingle.

Missing granules

Look around for missing pieces in the asphalt of your roof. To do this, look for areas on the shingles where the black substrate is exposed. Take a look at the photo above for an example of what this can look like.

If you think your roof might have hail damage, it's best to take care of it immediately before the problem gets worse. Don't hesitate to give us a call over here at Grussing Roofing. We're always happy to come out and have a look or answer a question over the phone!

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