How to Tell If Your Home Has Hail Damage
Hail storms can do great amounts of damage to your property. While you can’t always prevent hail storms from wreaking havoc, you can know what to look for after the storm has passed.
Properly assessing hail damage to your Twin Cities home will provide the benefit of fixing the problem before it grows more severe and costly.
Here’s how to tell if your roof was damaged by hail.
Water Leaking From the Ceiling
Hail storms can put cracks and dents upon the shingles of your roof. These blemishes cause exposure to the elements. Moisture will begin to seep into your roof, causing leaking in the interior of your house.
This could be harmful if not taken care of right away as mold can grow, leading to poor air quality in your home. Your electrical system may also suffer damage as moisture can find its way to the wires snaking through your walls.
Loose Granules on the Ground or Roof
Granules on your shingles give it protection from the sun’s UV rays while providing fire resistance. These small specs of asphalt will rub off and degrade over time.
However, if you notice loose granules on the ground or your roof after a hail storm, your roof probably suffered damage.
Dents or Crack to Your Shingles
After a hail storm, it’s best to try and take a look at your roof or have a trusted professional come to search for any potential damage.
The most common sign of hail damage you will find is cracks and dents. Even if your roof suffers a few dents means trouble. Dents or cracks may be hard to spot right away, but as soon as you do, you will certainly see more.
Other Signs of Hail Damage Around Your Home
If your HVAC system seems to have taken a couple of blows by some chunks of hail will most certainly mean your roof suffered damage as well.
The same goes for clogged or broken gutters, damage to your car, and damage to your home’s windows. Basically, any damage to the ground level of your property will mean storm damage to your roof as well!
Call on Timberline After a Hail Storm
If a hail storm has just occurred and you’re worried about the potential damage to your roofing or siding, contact Timberline today!
We proudly serve the Twin Cities Metro with GAF Master Elite certified installers.
We will inspect your roofing or siding after a storm and work with your insurance company to get you what you deserve.
Call us at 612-284-5329 for fast help or get a free quote online!