While a little rain never hurt anyone, the same can not be said for hail. Hail can not only hurt you but it has the potential to wreck major havoc on your home and roof. When this happens, you want to make sure your roof is in good condition. But how exactly can you determine if your roof is damaged by hail? Below are signs to look out for if you think your roof has been damaged by a hail storm.
Right after a hail storm, check to see if there is any water on your walls or ceiling. You might even go up to your attic to see if there are any leaks that you can detect.
Because hail is extremely hard when it makes contact with an object, it has the ability to make dents or bruises on objects. For instance, your gutters can determine if your roof is damaged by hail because it will be dented where it hadn’t been dented before.
If you feel safe and comfortable getting on your roof, you should check to see if you have missing, cracked, dented, or broken shingles. If the storm was severe enough, it could knock shingles off the roof entirely, which you would see on your lawn.
Your exterior walls will also determine if you’ve been hit by hail damage. Examine your siding or the paint on your exterior walls. Are there new chips, dents, bruises that weren’t there before? That is a good indicator that your roof might be damaged from hail.
This is a pretty obvious one, but if your windows are cracked or broken after a storm, that’s a pretty good indicator that you probably have hail damage to your roof.