After a storm passes many individuals do not realize that pieces of hail may have just caused damage to their roof, siding, or gutters. The hail size, density, shape, and the velocity and angle of its fall all effect the amount of damage you may or may not sustain.
Hail damage to roof tops often times cannot be seen from the ground, and that is a big reason why the idea of hail damage hardly ever crosses a homeowner’s mind. When it comes to your roof, hail spots are not just a cosmetic mark you can ignore. Even the smallest hail impact on a shingle can lead to major problems by leaving areas directly exposed to the elements of weather. If this continues without repair, you will be susceptible to leaks and even larger and more costly issues.
When considering hail damage, look for some of these signs: dented gutters, gutter screens, downspouts, siding and windowsills/casings, or any other signs of impact. If you think you have hail or storm damage – have your roof looked at by a professional right away.