Sometimes, you can see if your home has hail damage without going on top of your roof. Insurance adjusters and contractors regularly look for these things when assessing your home for hail damage.
1. Gutters & Downspouts
Your gutters and downspouts are made of thin aluminum metal and will dent easily. Walk around your home and observe them to see if there are any dents present. If there are, it’s very safe to assume there is hail damage on your roof.
2. Window Screens
Take a look at your window screens (if you have any). Look for anything like tears, holes, or other damage present. Again, these are easy to damage because of the thin, mesh-like material. This will be a great indicator if your roof has suffered damage.
3. Glazing Beads
Around your windows, there is something called a glazing bead. A lot of times it’s made out of vinyl. Even if you don’t know what a glazing bead looks like, look around your windows for dents and other similar damage. This will be a strong indicator of roof damage.
4. Cars, Garage, Carriage Lights
This one is pretty obvious, but look to see if your car and/or garage has suffered hail damage. If there are any dents, big or small, there is definitely damage on your roof. Hail damage on your roof can cause serious leaks that, if left untreated, can cause significant damage to your home.
If you have any questions or think you need your roof inspected, call Striker Roofing. Or, reach out on our website. We can give you a thorough inspection absolutely free, and, if needed, immediately provide you with tarp to protect your home and family.
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