Hail can cause severe damage to your home, especially to the roof. It’s important to identify when a hailstorm passes over your home and get help from a local roofing contractor to spot and address possible roof damage by hail.

 

Has a Hail Storm Passed Over Your House?

If you are at home, it’s pretty obvious when a hail storm comes through. You hear it hitting your roof, the deck, and the siding. You see the hail hitting the ground. It can go on for a few seconds or last several minutes.

But, what if you weren’t at home? How do you know if a hailstorm has passed over your home?

One way is to check the NOAA storm reports website for hailstorm locations and dates. Green dots represent hail locations, with black triangles showing where the hail was 2 inches in diameter or larger. If your home was near a hailstorm, you need to check if your home sustained any damage.

 

How You Can Tell If You Have Roof Damage By Hail

When a hailstorm passes over, it can leave a trail of destruction in its wake. How can you tell if your home was in the path?

Look for signs of damage to your home’s exterior:

  • Dents on the mailbox
  • Holes in your window screens
  • Dents in the outside A/C unit
  • Cracks in your vinyl siding
  • Dents in your aluminum siding
  • Dents in the gutters
  • Chips off the deck handrail
  • Divots in your driveway or lawn

If you see any of this type of damage, your roof shingles may have sustained damage as well.

 

What You Need to Do After a Hail Storm

Now you may look up at the roof and think it doesn’t look damaged. The problem is hail damage won’t always obvious. You need to have a roofing professional perform an inspection.

The roofer will perform an inspection of the roof to identify any damage. You will receive a report of any damage found as well as an estimate of what it will cost to fix it.

If the roofer finds damage, it’s time to call your insurance company. Having a damage report and estimate from a licensed roofer will help expedite your insurance claim.

Don’t wait to get your roof inspected after a severe hailstorm. Contact Pro Roofing and Siding immediately for help with storm damage and insurance claims.

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