Detecting the Signs of Roof Hail Damage

Hands holding golf ball sized hail.The 2016 Colorado storm season has proven to be very active. With reports of record high winds and hail damage throughout the state, many are left wondering if their property sustained costly damage as a result. All too often, property owners fail to follow up after a major hail storm only to find out much later that their roof was damaged. If left unrepaired, the damage can in fact worsen. It is also important to keep in mind that insurance companies are less likely to pay on a roof hail damage claim if left unreported for an extended period of time. This is precisely why we encourage property owners to seek a professional roof inspection following a major storm, especially after an active storm season.

If you suspect that your home has sustained roof hail damage, we encourage you to act now. Check for signs of damage and contact a professional. At Elite Roofing & Solar, we always like to remind property owners that climbing on a roof is risky business. We only encourage you to assess the damage yourself if you can do so safely. In fact, we often recommend that a property owner simply takes a quick look at their roof, from a safe vantage point and leaves the climbing to the experts. If you see signs of any of the following, contact us today! Allow us to provide a free, no-obligation roof inspection.

Signs of Roof Hail Damage

Metal Dents

One of the easiest signs of roof hail damage to detect is dents in metalwork. From metal flashing, vents and valleys, these roof components often provide unmistakable signs of roof hail damage. If you notice any dents, chances are your entire roof has sustained damage.

Loose Asphalt Granules   

High winds and hail often cause asphalt shingles to shed granules. If you see singles that are missing granules or you notice an excessive amount of asphalt granules have fallen off of your roof, this is another sign of hail damage.

Cracking or Dents in Shingles

After weathering a major storm, damaged roofs often show signs of cracked or dented shingles. As you look at your roof, do you notice signs of either? If so, chances are the integrity of your roof has been compromised.

Schedule Your Free Roof Inspection Today!

Do you fear that your roof is in bad shape? Schedule your free roof inspection today! What do you have to lose? If there are no signs of damage, you will gain the peace of mind that your property made it safely through the 2016 storm season. If we do find signs of damage, we can help you interface with your insurance company and provide guidance throughout the claim process.

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