Aside from high winds, hail is one of the most damaging weather conditions for residential roofs. Even a hailstone the size of a half-dollar coin can damage most roof materials, so if you experienced hail storms in your area within the past year, it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected this fall.
Hail storms occur most frequently during the winter months. It’s entirely possible for residential roofs to sustain hail damage between November and February, only to have it go unnoticed during the following spring and summer months.
Having your roof inspected during the fall season can inform you of damage sustained during past seasons. This way, you have the opportunity to repair the issue before the next winter approaches.
Leaving roof damage alone can lead to further issues as time passes, especially if water gets into cracks or holes created by hail storms.
By having small repairs done, homeowners can better maintain the integrity of their home’s roof. Simple repairs can help extend the life of the roof, meaning that a full replacement won’t be needed nearly as soon as what would be necessary for a neglected roof.
What Does Hail Damage Look Like?
If you’re examining your own roof for signs of hail damage, keep an eye out for the following indicators
- Splits or tears in your shingles
- Shingle bruising
- Dark-colored spots on your roof
- Dents or impact marks
Should you notice any of these signs of damage, it’s a good idea to contact a local roofing company. Having an inspection done by a professional will let you know how extensive the damage is and what can be done to repair the problem.
Additionally, if you work with a professional roofing company, you may be able to have the cost of hail damage repair covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy. Take a look at your coverage details or contact your local agent to determine whether your policy covers hail damage.
If you’d like to have your roof inspected before winter, give Roofing Evolution a call. Our roofing experts can thoroughly examine your roof and provide you with the best possible repair options should any damage be discovered.
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