How Do You Recognize Hail Damage on Your Roof?
You often hear people say, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” Does the same hold true with your roof…”If it’s not leaking, don’t fix it.”
No, the ideal for your roof is to keep it from ever starting to leak.
Don’t wait for it to start before you check it out. Maintaining your roof, inspecting it for damage and then repairing it will keep your roof protecting your home for years.
One type of damage to look for on your roof is hail damage.
Whenever a hailstorm occurs we’re always glad to be safe, comfortable and protected inside our house. While the very thing that is protecting us, our roof, is being beaten, battered and at risk of being damaged.
After a hailstorm, a wise homeowner will inspect for hail damage.
- A good place to begin is in your yard, specifically on driveways and walkways. Look for granules that may have been knocked off your asphalt shingles.
- Check your rain gutters and downspouts, if they are dented from the storm, your roof is likely damaged. Also check them for an accumulation of granules.
- Check the flashings around chimneys and vents for denting and damage.
- Check the shingles for bald spots, holes or damage to their edges.
By performing regular inspections, you will be able to distinguish whether the damage is new or old, from normal wear and tear or from the hail storm.
A word of caution
If you are brave enough to get up on your roof, proceed with caution. Your roof can be slippery and have loose shingles which could cause you to loose your footing and fall. The best preventative measure is to tie yourself off with a rope.
Take care of your roof so it can continue to take care of you
Enjoy this video about hail damage…
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