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Hail Damage to Wood Shakes – Misidentified Causes of Distress

DonanEngineering Commercial & Residential Roofing, Forensic Engineering

If hail impacts a roof covering and the effects of this impact result in some loss in the material’s overall integrity or functionality, this material is classified as “hail damaged.”  More specifically for cedar shakes and shingles, valid hail damage is typically a new fracture of the cedar corresponding to a clean spot or scuff mark from the hailstone impact. …