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Hail and Heartache: How Different Hail Sizes Wreak Havoc on Your Roof



Living in Oklahoma, we're no strangers to the occasional hailstorm. While these storms might bring much-needed moisture, they can also wreak havoc on your roof. The size of the hailstones plays a crucial role in the extent of the damage, and understanding this impact is crucial for protecting your home.


Pea-Sized Peril:

These tiny terrors, though seemingly harmless, can be surprisingly sneaky. While they might not cause immediate, visible damage, sustained pea-sized hail can slowly erode your shingles over time, leading to premature roof failure.


Golf Ball Gauntlet:

Things start getting serious at the size of a golf ball. Hailstones this size can cause:

  • Bruising: This makes shingles softer and more susceptible to further damage.

  • Cracks: These cracks compromise the shingle's integrity and expose the underlayment, increasing the risk of leaks.

  • Dents: While seemingly minor, dents in metal roofs or asphalt shingles can weaken the material and lead to long-term issues.


Baseball-Sized Blues:

When hail reaches the size of a baseball, hold onto your hats (and call McRay Roofing!). Hailstones this large can:

  • Puncture shingles: This creates a direct pathway for water infiltration, leading to leaks and potential interior damage.

  • Damage flashing: Flashing, the critical seals around chimneys and valleys, is particularly vulnerable to hail this size.

  • Break soffits and fascia: These roofline components are often made of vinyl or aluminum and can easily crack under the force of large hail.


Beyond the Hailstorm:

Remember, even seemingly minor hail damage can have long-term consequences. Left unchecked, small cracks and dents can worsen over time, leading to leaks, mold growth, and structural issues.


McRay Roofing: Your Hail Hero

At McRay Roofing, we understand the urgency of hail damage assessment. Our experienced team can provide a thorough inspection, identify even minor hail damage, and work with your insurance company to ensure a smooth claims process.


Don't wait until a small hailstone turns into a major headache. Contact McRay Roofing & Exteriors today for a post-hail inspection and get your roof back in top shape.



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