Hailstones don’t have to be large to create significant damage. A hailstorm rains down thousands of hard ice clumps that are as hard as rock on your roof. What’s more is that hail damage can be hard to diagnose as it can be difficult to see without a thorough inspection.
Here’s how to assess your roof for hail damage:
- Assess Safely – First things first. Any roof assessment must be done with care and caution. If you do not have the proper equipment to safely inspect your roof up close, you can still look for signs of damage from the ground.
- Notice Obvious Indicators – Hail damage will have some clear signs such as unpatterned shingle damage or displacement, small roof debris on the ground, and dents in your gutters.
- Look for Darkened Spots on Your Roof – Hail damage appears like darkened spots on asphalt shingles, and these are often visible from the ground or with binoculars. These spots may be small, but they can indicate damage to the roof’s underlayment, which can cause other problems like water leakage.
- Document the Damage and Get a Professional Inspection – If you notice any signs of hail damage, take pictures of what you see. Then, call a trusted roofing company to conduct a professional inspection. These two steps will help build your case for insurance coverage for any needed repairs.
It’s important to follow up on hail damage to prevent bigger issues down the line. At Hicks Residential Roofing, we have the knowledge and expertise to accurately assess hail damage and provide thorough repairs so that your home gets back to normal.