At Midwest Exteriors MN, we’re well aware of that sinking feeling you get when balls of ice start falling from the sky. Hail is a destructive weather phenomenon, pelting your home and potentially damaging the roof.

You might be wondering what you can do to protect your roof from damage caused by hail. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to ensure your roof stays intact.

Here’s a quick guide on how to protect your roof from hail damage!

What Happens When Hail Damages Your Roof?

Hail storms can cause shingle pockmarking. This happens when the hail impacts the shingles and knocks off the roofing granules, particularly with asphalt shingles.

If this happens, your roof’s defenses are lowered, and your roof is now prone to additional damage from other storms and the sun. This damage can cause cracking and moisture damage in the attic.

Protecting Your Roof Against Hail

Sometimes, hail damage is inevitable, but there are some ways you can help combat the amount of damage your roof might take during a hail storm.

Follow these tips for a well-kept roof!

Keep Your Roof in Good Condition

It’s always a good idea to keep your roof in good condition to protect it during inclement weather. According to, you should regularly check your roof for signs of damage, such as missing shingles or warped shingles and leaks.

General wear and tear can be a problem as well, so having a professional inspect your roof in the spring is a good idea.

Know When to Replace Your Roof

As a homeowner, you may not want to think about having to replace your roof; however, it’s a possibility that might occur at some point.

A roof replacement might be in order if your roof has aged out of its original lifespan, usually about 20-30 years, depending on the materials. You should also consider how much damage your roof has sustained and how often you need to repair it.

If you have extensive damage to the roof or the structure holding up your roof, a complete tear-off might be required. A newer and stronger roof will be able to withstand hail better than an old one with a lot of damage.

Steep Slopes Resist Hail Better

A roof with a steep slope is able to withstand hail better than a flatter or low-sloped roof.

If you’re up for a roof replacement, opting for a more sloped roof might be in order.

Shingles, Sofft, Fascia

When preparing your roof for spring and summer, remember to check your shingles, soffit, and fascia.

Always check these three areas of your home for damage, and call in the professionals if you notice anything wrong.

Protect Your Roof with Midwest Exteriors MN

If you haven’t had your roof inspected recently, now is the time to call Midwest Exteriors MN. We can conduct a thorough inspection of your roof and repair anything that might cause you problems during a spring storm.

Give us a call at 651-346-9477 or send us a message on our website.