Hailstorms rarely come with an advanced warning; they can strike anywhere, anytime when a thunderstorm is brewing. The hailstones can be as small as a pea or as big as a softball and can damage all sorts of properties.
When it comes to visible damage, however, many might not be able to instantly see if the roof, gutters, siding, or other parts of the home have sustained injury. Hail damage specialists PERTEX Roofing and Construction, LLC shares some things to look for.
Bruised or Cracked Shingles
Hailstones can leave dents on the shingles, or what roofers may refer to as bruises. These are usually difficult to spot immediately, especially since the roof usually follows one color scheme. An easy way to check for these bruises is to literally feel the shingle.
You should also look for cracks on your home’s exterior surfaces, including the roof, walls and windows. Cracks are easier to spot on tile roofs, but hairline ones can also be present on asphalt and other shingles. The cracks and indentations may seem small, but these could lead to huge problems and expenses, such as water damages
Dents on the Gutter
Gutters and downspouts are usually not as sturdy as roof shingles, which means you can easily spot dents, dings, scraped paint and other signs of impact, even if you don’t go up to the roof or the side of the home.
Many visible dents on the gutters likely mean hailstones have made more extensive damage to the roof and other exterior surfaces. In some instances, you may even see part of the surfaces damaged, scraped, or even knocked off. If this is the case, emergency roof repair could be needed, especially if the stones are at least the size of golf balls.
There’s likely significant damage to your property if you see shingles, tiles and metal fragments on the ground, so it’s best to check where those pieces came from. You should also inspect the exterior walls, siding, chimney and other installations to look for visible damage.
Any type of crack on the walls or roof is an opening for water to get in. This isn’t always easy to spot, especially if you don’t know where to look. This is why only professionals like PERTEX Roofing and Construction, LLC should do hail damage roof repair services, because they know what to look for and how to deal with these issues
Homeowners in Plano, TX, and nearby areas can contact us for more information about our services. We work with all major types of steep-slope roofing systems and our work comes with a warranty. Get in touch with us today for a free inspection at (214) 473-5888.