Hail Damage and Your Roof

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If the storm is big enough, you would think that it would be easy to tell if your roof has been damaged by hail. It may, but what happens if you aren’t home when a storm blows through? How can you tell then if your roof has been damaged?

It’s not always easy to tell if hail has damaged your roof, especially when looking at it from the ground. If you suspect that there’s been some damage, you may want to call a top roofing company to check it out. Otherwise, there might be some other signs that damage has occurred. These are listed below.

Dents in the Gutters

If you’re looking at your roof and you notice some dents in the gutters or downspouts, this could be a sign that a hailstorm blew through and caused some damage. Some of these materials can be dented easily, so even smaller-sized hail could cause an issue.

Damaged Siding

In addition to having damaged gutters, you may notice that there are dents or holes in your siding. Again, this could be a sign of hail damage, and if it was powerful enough to cause damage to the siding of your home, it probably had an impact on the roof.

roof damaged by hailLoose Shingles

Whether in the yard or on top of the roof, if a large storm blew through, it’s possible that it lifted some shingles from your roof and tore them off. If you see shingles in your yard, you’ll definitely want to get in touch with a roofing professional to fix any issues that have occurred.

Debris in the Downspouts

If you notice that there is roofing material or debris in your downspouts, this could be a sign of hail damage. Some shingles are covered with a granule coating, and this can get knocked loose and flow with the water onto the ground. If you see this, you’ll probably want to call a roofing contractor to have the top of your house inspected.

Hail can cause a lot of roof damage, some of which you may not be able to see from the ground. Don’t take a chance. Contact Horn Brothers Roofing to get your roof inspected and taken care of after a hail storm.

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