Learn More About How to Identify Hail Damage to Your Home
Signs of Hail Damage to Your Home
Roof Shingle Granule Loss or Bruising
Hail can be rough on your roof, and there are a couple obvious ways to tell if the damage you’re dealing with has been caused by hail. If you have hail damage on your roof, you’ll see black round or oval dents, and granules will be missing, potentially leaving your roof felt exposed. This damage will be in random places, and likely won’t have any sort of pattern to it. If you have asphalt shingles, they may appear shiny after a large hail storm. Additionally, the hail hits that are left will be soft to the touch, similar to a bruise on an apple.
Broken or Damaged Skylights
While some modern skylights use a type of material that is more hail resistant, older skylights are susceptible to hail damage. If you notice dents, cracks, or completely broken skylights in your home, a likely cause is hail damage. Skylights are particularly susceptible to damage, as they protrude from your roof and can easily be hit by large hailstones.
Dents on Gutters or Downspouts
Dents on your gutters or downspouts may also be a sign of hail damage. While gutters can become dented over time for a wide range of reasons, hail damage will present itself as multiple, small dents all over your gutters and downspouts, instead of in one centralized spot. Dents in gutters and downspouts can be problematic, as they can cause leaks and pooling water on your home. If you’re dealing with damaged gutters from a storm, reach out to Pro Restoration for gutter repair or replacement today!
If you’ve noticed any of these signs on your home, it’s important to seek professional assistance right away. Hail damage can continue to get worse, leading to larger, more expensive problems down the road. Our experienced team at Pro Restoration is here to help! We offer top-rated storm damage repair for residents in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Reach out to us to schedule an inspection today!