Hail is a common occurrence when heavy storms strike. Hail, no matter how big or small, can cause damage to your roof. It’s a good idea to check your house right after a major storm to make sure the protective shielding is still intact. Damage to your roof, siding, gutters, and even windows can occur, and if not noticed, can lead to more significant problems with your property. When attempting to figure out what to do regarding roof hail damage, we always recommend speaking with a roofing specialist.
Check for hail damage on your roof.
While some damage can be observed from the street, getting a better view of your roof and gutters may necessitate the use of a ladder. Please do not climb onto your roof when considering what to do about roof hail damage. While it may appear to be a simple task, if your roof is severely damaged, you risk more damage to your roof and, even worse, falling and injuring yourself. Professional roofers can evaluate your gutters, shingles, flashing, and other components. They will inspect your roof for dents and soft spots that could signal a faulty roofing system.
Make certain your gutters are in good working order.
If your shingles are weakened or loose, they could blow away in the wind, allowing water to enter your home. The grains can also block your gutters, causing them to draw away from your house. If you notice very little water coming out of your downspouts during even a little rain, you may have a clog. You may also notice water spilling over the gutter’s edge. It’s critical to check that your gutters haven’t been harmed by hail so that they can correctly channel water away from your home.
Make a claim on your roofing insurance.
If the hailstorm was severe, you should make a claim with your homeowner’s insurance to determine if a roof replacement is covered. Your roofer and insurance adjuster can collaborate to evaluate whether minor repairs or a complete roof replacement are required.