With the bright sunshine we’re getting, the nice breeze that engulfs the city, and all the pollen that collects everywhere, it’s easy to forget something important: we’re right in the middle of hail season, which takes place from March through May. If it hails, though, how do you know if your roof has sustained damage? Knowing this is important, as you can make a claim with your homeowner’s insurance and receive some coverage for roof replacement or roof repair.
Signs Your Houston Roof Has Been Damaged By Hail
Although you can inspect your gutters and siding, it’s always better to seek a professional’s trained eyes as well. Here are some of the telltale signs your roof has undergone hail damage.
Sign 1: Your gutters and downspouts
Check for any dents and dings in your gutters and downspouts. Hailstones as small as a quarter can inflict damage, but the dents may look very minor, and you might not catch them altogether. However, small damage spots are the start of more severe damage down the road, so it’s crucial that spot those subtle signs.
Sign 2: Siding
Again, dents and dings are key signs here, but you may also notice chips in the paint or even the material itself. When a lot of hail falls and wind blows it around, it’s very easy for it to damage the sides of your home, which can allow space for water to flow in between the siding, causing mold and bacteria growth.
Sign 3: Shingles
When it comes to your shingles, it may be a bit harder to spot any damage, but rest assured that when we conduct our free inspections, our trained eyes catch onto every bit of damage. Most often, we’ll find areas on your shingles that are missing granules. Granules not only make your roof more appealing by blending natural colors with their surroundings, but they also serve as an extra layer of protection so the underlying fiberglass isn’t damaged right away.
Amstill Roofing Can Assess and Fix Houston Roof Damage
If a hail storm has occurred in your neighborhood, then please contact us for a free roof inspection. We will carefully check your house and keep an eye out for the slightest signs of damage. Additionally, we will help you make an insurance claim with your insurance company and join them in their own inspection to make certain they don’t miss a single sign of hail damage. Afterward, we will complete roof repairs or a roof replacement so you can feel secure in your home.