During a violent hail storm, the sounds inside your home can make you feel like the sky may be falling. After the storm ends, it's important that you take steps to make sure that it doesn't metaphorically happen. While it can be difficult to manually check for hail damage, there are some tell tale warning signs that a home owner should be aware of.
Below, you'll find a guide to a few of those signs. Keeping an eye out for these serious warnings can allow you to seek the repairs you need without falling victim to further damage that could cause serious structural issues to develop with your home.
Any time your roof sheds shingles, you might be looking at a serious problem. Not only is that a sign that your home has undergone some serious damage, but any exposed spot on your roof can create an opportunity for further storms or water to infiltrate your structure and break through the barrier that your shingles originally created.
You should be sure to inspect any loose shingles you find detached from your roof for any signs of contact damage. While it's possible that some may be shaken free by heavy winds, visible hail damage definitely is a warning sign that you should pay heed to.
Damaged Gutters or Siding
Aluminum gutters and siding will stand up to challenging weather patterns, but might show some of the scars of that fight. After a heavy hailstorm, any loose gutters or pockmarked siding may be a warning sign that more nefarious problems are hiding underneath.
A thorough inspection is the best course of action when the metal components of your home are damaged. Indeed, even though you may not notice any obvious signs of hail-related issues, a professional will be able to spot potential weak spots and prescribe a preemptive treatment that will allow to remain stable and dry well into the future.
Any time water breaks through the structure of your roof, you may be facing a serious issue. A leaky roof is a major structural concern, and in the aftermath of a serious hail storm, you might find yourself with brand new leaks that you're unprepared to deal with. Leaks that appear to be coming from outside are likely to be started by heavy hail damage, and it's important that you thoroughly document and trace their origins in order to have your hail repair technician correctly source the problem.
For more information, contact Bob Behrends Roofing & Gutters LLC.