Hail damage may not be evident at first glance, but after an Upstate South Carolina hail storm, a roof inspection should be performed right away for hail damage. When it is safe, you should inspect your property. Before grabbing the ladder and climb on your roof, inspect items that are in eye view. Check your gutters, downspouts, and the mailbox. If any of these have dents or damage, your roof probably has some hail damage. If you see any missing shingles, this is a sign that there has been damage to your roof.
If you are comfortable getting on your roof, inspect and take photos of any damage you may see. If you are unable to perform your roof inspection or uncomfortable on a ladder, call your local roofing company. They will conduct an inspection of your roof, gutters, downspouts, and outbuildings for hair damage and advise you on what options are available.
HAIL DAMAGE to look for on your home after a Storm.
Metal parts to include, downspouts, flashings, and guttering need to be inspected. They may have dents, been twisted, or falling off. Also, you should check the valleys and roof venting. When hit by hail soft metal will dent, these dents can indicate how large the hailstones were. Hail damage can cause water to pool and lead to weak spots that can crack or break, causing leaks.
Hail hitting asphalt shingles can result in granule loss. Look for shingle granules inside your guttering troughs and also on the ground around your home’s foundation. Loose granules can clog up your guttering. The effects of the sun, storms, and normal wear and tear can lead to further damage if not repaired. It would be best if you always had your guttering inspected along with your roof after a hail storm.
Take a look at your siding for dents, holes or cracks. Damage to your siding is an indication there is also damage to the roof. In extreme hail storms, the home’s windows and trim can have damage. If you see any damage to the above, call your professional roofing company for an immediate inspection.