When your area experiences a hailstorm, it can leave you left with damage everywhere you look. If you’re driving, hail can leave divots all over your vehicle that can cost thousands to fix. Likewise, when your home gets pounded with hail, you may find that it has sustained some damage after the storm clouds roll out. One part of your home that usually gets damaged more than any other is the roof. JMark Inspections is here to talk about how you could check to see if your roof sustained any damage after a hailstorm.
How Do You Check for Hail Damage on a Roof?
To properly take care of any damage to your property after experiencing hail, it is important that you know where to look for it. Here are the steps you should take following a hailstorm.
– Check Exterior & Roof: When you first walk outside, if you notice that there are spots where hail has left its mark on the driveway and exterior of your home, you certainly need to get up and check out your roof as well. On the roof, you should be looking for circular patterns throughout the shingles. These will be missing granules and cracks or dings that are soft to the touch. They may not be completely visible but will need to be felt to know they are there.
– Check Inside for Damage: If you notice that there are water stains forming on the inside of your roof shortly after experiencing hail, this is a big sign that your roof is in trouble because of the hail. You will need a roofing contractor to help you repair the leak as soon as possible.
– Call Homeowner’s Insurance: Hopefully your roof is covered under your homeowner’s insurance. If that’s the case, you will want to contact them as soon as possible and let them know that you are going to be filing a claim to get any hail damage to your home repaired.
– Contact an Experienced Roofer: There are many roofing companies out there that try and claim they can make your hail damage go away. These are known as storm chasers and can end up causing more damage than they do good. Find a roofing company that is experienced in dealing with hail damage to repair your roof.
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When you are doubting what happened during the last hailstorm, you can call on the experienced home inspectors at JMark Inspections to inspect your roof for any signs of damage. With our extensive experience, we can help size up any damage that your home may have experienced so that you can move forward in getting it fixed. Don’t wait until you have water damage in your home to give us a call. Call us today!