Is There Damage?
You saw the hail, you heard there was hail, there are leaves all over the yard… and it’s not Fall! Whatever the case, if you’ve been impacted by hail, it’s time to take a close look at your home’s most important component – the roof.
You can identify hail damage without getting on your roof. Take a look at your gutters, window sills, screens, air conditioning condenser, or your siding. If you see dents in these areas, more than likely your shingles are not going to be in good shape.
A Closer Look
One way to look for damage on your roof without climbing a ladder is by using a pair of binoculars. Yes, binoculars! From the ground, you’ll want to look closely for damage to your vents, flashing and chimney hood. If you see dings, it’s time to call a qualified roof inspector to climb up there and take a look. And that’s what we’re here for!
Damage to metal, tile, or wood shingles will be very apparent. The metal shingle will dent, tile will crack, and wood will split. However, with asphalt shingles, it’s not always easy to spot hail damage if you’re not accustomed to looking for it. Asphalt shingles may show areas of missing granules. While it may not look major, over time this can lead to water leaks in the compromised shingle.
Other factors, besides hail size, can also contribute to roof damage. The age of the roof, quality of construction, the density of the stone, and even the angle of the hail as it hit are all factors.
It’s important to note that you do not have to do anything outlined above unless you just want to. One quick call to Parker Brothers Roofing is all it takes to get of our inspectors headed your way to check things out. A professional opinion will no doubt help you sleep better at night and that’s what we’re all about. Piece of mind!
After a damaging, severe thunderstorm has it, be careful about the fly-by-night roofing companies showing up at your door. They often make promises and take your money without completing the job, or providing you with a roof that is not well warranteed or installed incorrectly. It’s important that you call a local, reputable company to repair the damage. We hope it’s Parker Brothers!