Do you cringe when you hear hail hitting your windows and roof during a rough storm? These little pellets of frozen rain can cause serious damage to your property, so it’s important to check your roof for hail damage once the storm is over. However, many homeowners and business owners throughout Northern Illinois don’t know what to look for when inspecting their roofs.
What Does Hail Damage Look Like on a Roof?
There are many obvious signs of hail damage, but some signs can be a bit more difficult to spot. Here are a few signs your roof is in disrepair after a hailstorm:
When you get on a ladder and take a look at your roof, do you see small divots and bruises along your roof’s shingles? This may be a clear sign of hail damage. Hail can be as small as a pea or as large as a bowling ball, and, depending on its size, a piece of hail can impact your roof at speeds up to 25 mph. This can cause serious damage.
Some hail damage can only be spotted with a closer inspection. Hail can cause shingles to split and become loose, but that can only be discovered with an in-depth evaluation by experts.
Other Signs of Hail Damage
If you’re unable to access the roof of your residential or commercial property, look elsewhere. Are there dents on your car or mailbox? Are the plants around your property stripped of their leaves? Do you see large chunks of hail sitting around the outside of your home? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may want to call up your local roofing experts to conduct a thorough roof inspection.
At Rogers Roofing, we have been serving homeowners throughout Northern Illinois for over 50 years, and we can spot hail damage with ease. Give us a call to learn more about our services. We look forward to hearing from you!