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What Does Hail Damage Look Like?

Picture this—you’re cozied up at home, another storm on the horizon, Netflix queued up, and a freshly baked pizza steaming on the counter. The winds howl, the rain comes down in torrents, and your dog hides from the rolling thunder under a coffee table clearly too small for their shaking hindquarters.

It’s just another Florida thunderstorm. 

But then—crack. Crunch. THUMP. Kra-KOOM!!! The vibes have changed and you’re not sure what’s happening out there, so you open a window and look out at your street-parked car, and it hits you. 


That’s right, in this totally made-up-but-certainly-plausible event, you’re experiencing the rare Florida hailstorm. We’ve experienced about a dozen occurrences of three-inch hail in the Sunshine State’s recorded history, so it’s natural to be confused. What does hail damage look like, anyway? Could it ruin your roof? Is this magic, or science?

Hail Damage on a Roof

Here’s the thing—hail damage is either incredibly easy to spot or impossible to discern, there’s very little middle ground. Hail larger than one inch in diameter will leave noticeable dents to your shingles, but just because you don’t see any major dings doesn’t mean you escaped unscathed!

Look around closely. 

Hail damage will also hit your roof vents, roof flashing, and gutters, leaving dings, dents, and splatter marks on the thin metal.

Checking from the Ground

You don’t (and really, shouldn’t) get on your roof to look for damages—not when you can check from the ground! Check your downspouts, painted shutters, mailbox, window screens, and car for damages. If you see indications there, it’s time to call a Pro to inspect your roof.

If you ever experience a Florida hailstorm, call Proformance out immediately for a FREE inspection! There’s no time to waste in a situation like that, as your roof could be damaged and take on dangerous levels of moisture—putting your entire home at risk. Give us a call at 833-467-7635 to set up an appointment!