Hail can range from the size of a pea to the size of a softball. The wind direction and speed during the storm can affect the location and severity of hail impact. Most hailstones do not have smooth edges, and that can impact the type of damage it can cause.
Hail can cause damage to:
-Crack vinyl siding and Skylights
-Other personal property.
Hailstorms can be destructive and the amount of damage can vary immensely!
Inspect your roof promptly after a storm. At Total Exteriors, you will find that we have certified inspectors on our team to assist you. You can be confident that our team will be able to accurately assess the damages to your home. Any storm or wind alone can damage a roof, so the sooner you inspect the roof after a storm the better you can avoid leak damage inside the home, and if an insurance claim for roof damage is warranted, the better will be the data you can provide in support of your claim. Not every roof will need to be replaced. An honest inspection of the condition of your roof will be given so you can make the best decision for yourself.
A large hail storm can wreak significant damage to your home. Many people think that hail damage to your roof is easy to spot, expecting holes in the roof or huge dents/breaks in your siding that can be spotted from a block away. Unfortunately, it is not that simple, and climbing a ladder to inspect a roof isn't something most people want to do or even feel safe doing. And many don't even know what to look for.
It is always best to have a licensed, insured, local contractor like Total Exteriors inspect your home but here are 5 things you can look for if you have had a recent storm and are wondering if you have damage to your home.
1) Check Your Roof Vents
If you have metal box vents on your roof, just back up and look at them. When they look like they have been hit a few times with a small hammer, you probably have hail damage. If you can't see them clear enough, consider using a camera's zoom feature to help out.
2) Look at Your Window Trim
Check the wraps around your windows and look for hail shaped dents. Wood, Vinyl, and Metal window trim can dent and/or break from hail. If you see dents or breaks in your window wraps, then there is most likely damage to other places of your home, like Gutters, Siding, and Roofing.
3) Check Your Gutters
Same as your window wraps, look at your gutters around your entire house. Small round dents on your gutters is a sure sign of hail damage.
4) Check Your Fascia
You know that piece of material that hangs just under the edge of your roof - that is the Fascia. Walk around your home and check the Fascia for round dents, or small dents in a splatter pattern. That camera zoom may come in handy here too.
5) Check Your Siding
Are you seeing a pattern here? Check your siding for small round dents, cracks or holes. This kind of damage, along with window damage, roofing damage and gutter damage, can be extremely dangerous to your home if left un-repaired.
If you have done these things, and still don't know for sure if you have any storm damage, Total Exteriors is a trusted local company that provides free roof inspections. We will do a thorough inspection so you know if any damage was caused as well as discuss all of your options so you can make an educated decision for any necessary repairs.