As summertime approaches, you may start thinking about those notorious Texas thunderstorms that come rolling through. It isn’t uncommon for these bouts of serious weather to bring with them heavy rain, high winds, and hail. Hail is a roof’s worst nightmare and can cause some serious damage. After a hailstorm, you should always go up onto your roof for a visual inspection. If you are unable to get onto your roof, call a professional roofing contractor. Here are a few ways that you can identify hail damage and repair it before it turns into a costly catastrophe.
Identifying Hail Damage
Not all hail damage is readily apparent. Sometimes hail damage can be sneaky and cause water damage before you notice any outward damage on your shingles. The first step is to look at the metal flashing or vents on your roof. Hail is more likely to damage the soft metal first before causing your shingles to fail. Sometimes you will see small dents or holes in your shingles. That hail damage can cause water to seep under the shingle, leading to expensive repair if not caught right away. If you notice any of the above, call a professional roofer.
How to Repair Hail Damage
The repairs that will need to be made to your roof are highly dependent on the type of roof you have and the extent of the damage. It really is necessary to get the option of a roofing contractor with years of experience in dealing with hail damage. Peak Roofing & Construction has a team of roofers that can assist you right now with your hail damage.