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How to Tell If Your Roof Has Hail Damage

How to Tell If Your Roof Has Hail Damage

If you have ever woken up to hail damage on your car and windows, you might wonder how badly the hail can also damage your roof. Well, depending on the size of the hail, hail can significantly damage your property.

Hail damage can reduce the lifespan of your roof, which can be very costly. However, regular maintenance and knowing what your roof will look like after a hail storm may help you avoid potential damage.

Dents On Your Property

If the hail is large, you'll probably be able to spot the dents on your shingles. However, climbing on your roof to check for dents can be dangerous. So, you should check other places for hail damage, like dings/dents on your sidings, deck, gutters, and roof vents.

Signs of Leaks

Leaks are never a good sign. If you start noticing water leaks from your roof right after a hail storm, it can be a big sign of roof damage.

You don't want your roof to be damaged beyond repair. So make sure to hire a professional for any repairs and have a look at your roof after a bad hail storm.

Scattered Asphalt Granules

If you have a roof with scattered asphalt granules, this could be a sign of hail damage on your roof. Granules both around your roof and gutters can be a cause for concern.

This is mostly a sign if you have an asphalt shingle roof, but keep an eye out for similar kinds of damage on other roofing systems.

Other Missing Roofing Materials

Hail will likely leave dents and cracks on your roof, but a hail storm can also displace many outer parts of your roof. Both roof tiles and shingles can be displaced out of their original positions.

Make sure to take a look around your roof for missing spots and on the ground as well for loose tiles.

What to Do if Your Home or Building Has Hail Damage

If you notice hail damage on your roof, what should you do next? Knowing the signs and identifying hail damage is only the first step. Most likely, you’ll want your roof repaired, especially if the damage is significant or could lead to water leaks.

If you suspect hail damage, the professionals at Restoration Rx can assess your roof with our thorough roof inspections. Then, we can help you take the following next steps:

Help With Insurance

If you have homeowner’s insurance, some or all of the roof repair may be covered. However, this will depend on your exact policy. While navigating insurance can be difficult, our roofing experts can also help with that. We will work on your side and can even meet with the insurance adjuster.

Give us a call to learn more or check out more information about insurance assistance.

The Restoration Process

Storm damage restoration will depend on the severity of the damage. If it’s a minor repair, it shouldn’t take us long to schedule the appointment and get your roof back in good shape. However, more extensive damage will take longer. In some cases, you may need a roof replacement.

However, we will do all we can to ensure an efficient process with excellent results.

Why Choose Restoration Rx

As NRCIA-certified roof inspectors with storm damage restoration experience, we are there through the entire process of fixing hail damage. We even offer financing options to make it easier for you.

No matter the roofing system you have or the extent of the damage, we will get your roof looking and working as it should.

Make an Appointment for a Professional Roof Inspection Today!

Whether a hailstorm has damaged your house or you want some professional help with your regular roof maintenance, Restoration Rx has got you covered.

We will ensure to check every area of your roof for any signs of damage through our extensive inspection. You can contact us online or call us at 605-759-1531 for further assistance.

Providing quotes and inspections for customers as far as 150 miles from Sioux Falls, SD.

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