Three Things To Do If You’ve Had a Hail Storm

Midwest living is fantastic if you enjoy experiencing all four seasons. Autumn is beautiful, winter is cold but not usually harsh, spring is pleasant and summer lends itself to picnics, pools, and catching fireflies. Unfortunately, with the seasons comes the occasional storm. While none of us like the thought that our homes could suffer from Mother Nature it is important for homeowners to stay especially alert after a hail storm. Hail damage can lead to major repairs if unchecked, so it is worth understanding what you are looking for and what you should do when you find it. 

How to Look For Hail Damage

Not every homeowner is a skilled DIYer or contractor and surveying your roof for hail damage may feel out of your comfort level. That’s okay! You don’t have to be a professional to look for these signs of hail damage:

  • Gutters full of shingle granules
  • Black colored dots on your shingles
  • Loss of granules
  • Bruised shingles that have impact marks or dents 

These signs of hail damage may be easy to see if you were pelted with hail over one inch in diameter however, even small hail can leave damage that is difficult to spot. It may be time to call a professional.

What Should I Do If I Think I Have Hail Damage?

The good news is that hail damage to a roof can be repaired and depending on the extent of the damage your options may be vast. Quality Roofing Pro recommends that you have your roof inspected by a professional. Most roof inspections are free of charge and can give homeowners peace of mind by understanding the level of damage to your home. 

The bad news is that after hail storms many quick-fix, out-of-town roofers start canvassing the area using high-pressure sales tactics to intimidate homeowners. Don’t be fooled by these unfamiliar companies. Quality Roofing Pro encourages you to contact a reputable contractor or your insurance company and discuss your options. Most homeowner policies cover hail damage and working directly with your agent ensures you get an honest evaluation of your roof’s integrity.

Roof Repair and Replacement May Be More Affordable Than You Think

Don’t ignore the signs of potential roof damage because you are afraid of the costs associated with the repair. Companies like Quality Roofing Pro are experienced and offer roofing solutions at exceptional rates. We work very hard to make sure that updating or protecting your home is an easy and affordable process. 

If you live in an area that’s been hit by hail, it’s important to follow these steps to check for hail damage. You don’t want a major repair bill down the road because you didn’t catch it early enough. Talk to your insurance agent, or call Quality Roofing Pro for a free, no obligated inspection. We’ve been helping Midwest homeowners keep their families and loved ones safe with our combined 100 years of experience and care. 

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