Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Matt Cheney
Do you have hail damage to your roof? For most homeowners, it may be difficult to asses your roof to determine whether there is damage present or not. Let's face it, there are very few people that like to climb ladders and get on a steep roof. I, for one, am scared of heights. Here are some ways to tell if your roof has been damaged by hail without climbing a ladder.
First, do you see an abundance of roofing granules at the end of the downspout? Shingles will release about 20% of granules over the course of their life. However, if you see them pile up at the end of a storm it might be time to call a professional to inspect.
Second, look at any soft metal around your house. Check downspouts, the fins on the AC condensor unit, a metal mail box, your car, or any metal awnings. When a decent size hail stone hits one of these items, it will leave a pretty significant dent. If it dents the metal, it probably has damaged the roof. You can also look for holes in window screens or vinyl siding. The above mentioned items are what we call "collateral damage" and is what insurance adjusters look for before doing a roof inspection.
If you feel as though you do have damage, feel free to call us! We provide free inspections for hail and wind damage and our representatives are thorough, professional, and honest.
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