Hailstorms can cause significant damage to a home’s exterior, leaving behind costly repairs. As a roofing contractor, we understand the importance of knowing what to look for when searching for hail damage on your roof, siding, and windows. Here are some key things to keep in mind:
Roof: One of the most obvious signs of hail damage on a roof is dents or cracks on the shingles. These can be difficult to see from the ground, so it is important to climb up on the roof or hire a professional to inspect it. Another sign of hail damage is granules from the shingles accumulating in the gutters or downspouts. This can indicate that the protective layer on the shingles has been compromised and may need to be repaired or replaced.
Siding: Hail damage to siding can be harder to detect than damage to the roof. Look for dents, cracks, or holes in the siding, as well as chipped or missing paint. You may also notice a change in the texture or pattern of the siding where the hail has hit. If you have aluminum or vinyl siding, check for any warping or buckling.
Windows: Hail can also damage windows, leaving behind cracks or shattered glass. Inspect the windows for any visible damage, and check the surrounding frames for any signs of dents or chipping. If you notice any damage, it is important to have the windows repaired or replaced as soon as possible to prevent any further damage or leaks.
Gutters: Gutters can also be damaged by hail, so it is important to inspect them as well. Look for dents, cracks, or holes in the gutters, and check that they are still securely attached to the house. If the gutters are damaged, they may need to be repaired or replaced to prevent any water damage to the home.
Chimney: The chimney is another area that can be damaged by hail. Look for cracks or chips in the bricks or mortar, as well as any signs of discoloration or water damage. If you notice any damage, have a professional inspect and repair the chimney to ensure it is safe to use.
In summary, hail damage can be difficult to detect, but it is important to inspect your roof, siding, windows, gutters, and chimney for any signs of damage. If you notice any damage, it is important to have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your home. As a roofing contractor, we offer thorough inspections to identify all damage and provide repairs or replacement to ensure that your home is restored to its pre-storm condition. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and get started on restoring your home.