People sometimes assume that hail damage to the roof of their home would be obvious and appear right away. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Some damage, such as curling, punctures, and blisters, might not show up until several weeks or months after a hailstorm. This can even occur with missing shingles. If you had hail damage this summer and didn’t schedule an inspection or repair, we encourage you to do so before winter begins. You can also request an inspection if the storm occurred more recently.
Indications Your Roof Could Have Hail Damage
The best way to know if your roof suffered hail damage is to schedule a professional inspection with HomeGuard. You can also look for the following signs of hail damage from the ground level of your home and report them to your roofing inspector:
- Sunlight easily comes through your attic
- You notice water damage in the attic or other areas of your home
- Roofing tiles or granules of shingles appear towards the base of gutter downspouts
- Surface-level dents or other damage on the roof, windows, or siding
Roof Inspections and Insurance Companies
Hail can prevent your roof from providing maximum protection from snow, water, wind, and other weather elements as well as cause expensive problems like leaking. Insurance companies recognize that a sturdy roof protects everything inside your home, including your family and all your belongings. This is the reason that most homeowner insurance policies offer coverage for damage caused by hailstorms as well as roofing inspections. However, you could end up owing money for roof repairs yourself if you wait longer to schedule an inspection than your policy allows.
Schedule an Inspection Today
HomeGuard in Arvada, Colorado invites you to call (720) 708-4126 to request a free roof inspection today. You might not be able to stop winter from coming, but at least you can feel prepared for it by ensuring that you have a sturdy roof protecting your home.