Have you ever wondered what to do if a hailstorm hits your roof? What if the damage to your home is due to hail damage, not wind or water?
If that’s the case, then it isn’t as severe as other types of damages, which means it may be more likely that insurance will help take care of you and your home.
Here are five signs that you’re dealing with hail damage:
- Blisters in Your Shingles
You might see that bubbles are forming in your shingles, or they may develop holes. This happens when the impact from the hail causes moisture to seep through and expand.
When the liquid escapes through the shingles, it causes air to get in and eventually creates a bubble or pocket.
- Shingle Loss
There’s a good chance that some shingles will wear away with hail damage. If you have missing shingles, there is likely water seepage in your roof, which can create problems for you down the line if not handled properly.
Be sure to call an insurance professional or roofer immediately if you see this on your home after a storm.
- Dents in Your Roof
Ever wonder why when you walk on your roof barefoot where the sharp edges are? It’s because hail causes damage to your roof by denting and bending it.
So if you see any dents in the metal that connect to your shingles, then there is a chance that severe weather has caused loss or damage to them.
- Your Gutters are Missing
It should be common sense if your gutters are missing after a storm, but what should also stand out is how much water damage this could cause for you over time.
Since gutters are meant to carry water away from your home, missing ones can create all kinds of problems for you as an owner.
- Scorch Marks on Shingles
With hail comes lightning which often can strike at the same time. If you see scorch marks in your shingles, then there is a chance that a lightning bolt hits at the same time as the hail.
While the damage from a lightning strike can be much more intense than just a hail storm, it’s still important to address it immediately.
If you have been through a hailstorm and seen any of these signs on your roof, don’t hesitate to contact a professional roofer.
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