4 Signs Of Hail Damage To The Roof

Hail damage to the roof of your home can be devastating, which is why it's important to recognize the signs so that it can be repaired right away because it causes more extensive problems. Luckily, there are plenty of noticeable signs you can see from on the ground, so you don't have to hire a professional to come in for an inspection every time it hails. Here are four signs that you probably have hail damage:

  1. Dents on the Gutters: Look along the edges of the gutters. You might notice dents here, which indicates that there is probably some damage to your roof, as well. You will want to bring in professionals anyway to make repairs to the gutters by replacing the specific sections that are dented. From here, they can inspect the roof, as well to determine if there are damages here. 
  2. Damages to Windows: If there are damages to your windows, then the hail was definitely strong enough to cause damage to your roof. Be sure that you inspect all windows of your home, including the frame, as well as the siding of your home. Have your roof inspected if you notice damage in these areas. 
  3. Check the Condenser: The condenser of your AC unit might have damage if it's not covered. However, even the covering, if you do have one, might have some damage. This is a sure sign that you might have roof damages, as well.
  4. Check the Deck: If you have a deck, you want to inspect the surface. Even if all you notice is chipped paint, then there is still a possibility that your roof is damaged, especially since there are many components that make up a roofing system that are more fragile than other parts and susceptible even to light hail. 

If you do have to hire professionals because you notice any of the above signs of possible hail damage, consider hiring a roofing contractor who will provide a free inspection along with an estimate. This way, you aren't paying just to discover that you actually don't have hail damage at all. But don't make the mistake of thinking that a professional inspection is going to cost too much since most will offer one for free. The problem with this is that you might attempt to inspect yourself, which is not only dangerous, but you could also miss small signs of damage that is only going to become worse. Contact a roofing company, like Hinckley Roofing, for help.