Any part of a home can be affected by hail, yet the roof is the place hail damage is commonly affected. In every case, it’s not always easy to spot roof hail damage, and even generally moderate storms the convey small bundles of hail ice can mean big trouble for property owners. There are basic visual checks that can be finished by the property owner, however for a more top to bottom roof inspection, we suggest calling the specialists at KY Roofing & Plumbing who know what to search for and how to repair whatever gets found while inspecting your roof for hail damage. To spot hail damage on your roof, you need to look for these:
Cracked Tiles, Dented/Split Shingles
Direct hail hits can cause cracks. It can be from small size of cracks to large size of cracks in material tiles. With shingles, search for dents/marks of any size and splits in the shingle body itself.
Chimney Cover Damage
Metallic chimney covers are a good spot to search for hail damages as the metal sheeting is truly vulnerable to dents of all sizes. If you can’t see dents however suspect the chimney cover was hit, rub a bit of chalk sideways over the surface of the cover and any dents will become obvious.
Missing or Curled Shingles
Heavy hail damage in a single storm, or over a more extended period, can in the long run tear shingles totally off or harm them to where they start to curl up like pieces of dried-out leather.
Damaged Gutter Guards or Vents
Gutter guards regularly show denting and scratch marks after hail has harmed it. You can also search for scratched paint on guards and denting on any vents that protrude from your roof.