Following hailstorms, roofing professionals, insurance
professionals and building owners often automatically assume roof
systems need to be repaired or replaced. However, though hail can
inflict serious damage on roof systems, this is not always the
To identify hail damage on low-slope roof systems, you must
understand basic properties of various low-slope roof system types
and be able to recognize the effects of other natural perils,
inherent manufacturing issues and typical weathering issues.
As I mentioned in part one, a roof system is not considered
functionally damaged by hail unless the roof's weather resistance
capabilities are diminished or the roof's expected service life is
reduced. And whether a roof system is functionally damaged by hail
depends on the hail size and hardness and roof system...
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