Learning what to look for after a hailstorm allows you to be the first of all of the neighbors on the phone to your insurance company and roofers in Austin, to get the repair or replacement process started.
Loss of Shingle Granules
Of course wait until you are safe to go outside and look, but try and find granules laying on the ground. If you find lots of them, it is almost certain you have some roof damage. Shingle granules help your shingles be more ultraviolet resistant and more fire-resistant. The minute you see them on the ground, get out your phone to start the claims process.
Impact Hail Marks
Hail that is big enough and hits hard enough can and will damage your roof. Looking at the size of the hail during a storm and knowing your roofing materials will help you guess if you have roof damage after a storm. If you have a three-tab asphalt roof, you can expect to see where the hail has hit your roof because it will leave an impact. Fiberglass asphalt shingles usually can withstand 1.25-inch hailstones. Wood shake roofing can be split down the middle by hail. If the hail is big enough, you will see impact marks on all types of roofs.
Be on the Lookout For Gutter Damage
Don’t get up on your roof because if the hail has bent your gutters, then the chances are that you have hail damage. Hail that is powerful enough to bend your gutters may also have bent some of those vents and other protrusion that come up through your roof. If these are damaged, then your roof may leak and if the hail is that hard- often is accompanied by hard rain that may have backed up under your roof’s edge.
If you had a hail storm, then call roofers in Austin to come to inspect your roof and any hail damage done . At All Star Roofing, we take pride in our reliable roofing services. Have questions about your roof? Contact Us Today!