Hail damage can be especially problematic for older roofs, as the roofing materials may have become more brittle and less resilient over time. Repairing hail damage on older roofs requires careful assessment and appropriate solutions.
Here are some steps and solutions Flower Mound roofing companies recommend for repairing hail damage on older roofs:
Replacing Missing or Damaged Shingles
Older roofs may have brittle or weathered shingles, making them more susceptible to hail damage. Dallas roofers will replace missing or damaged shingles with new ones that match as closely as possible in terms of color and style.
If there are cracks in the shingles, roofing contractors will attempt to repair them using roofing sealant. By applying the sealant, it will fill the cracks and create a watertight seal.
Applying Roof Coating
Roof coatings, such as elastomeric coatings, can provide added protection to older roofs. They can help seal small cracks and extend the life of the roof.
Depending on the extent of the hail damage and the age of the roof, the roofer may recommend adding additional layers of roofing material, such as an overlay, to reinforce the roof’s protection.
In some cases, especially if the hail damage is extensive and your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, a complete roof replacement may be the most cost-effective and long-term solution.