16 Jul

Inspecting for Hail Damage After a Summer Storm

Hail Damage After Summer StormSummer is the welcome season of barbecuing, outdoor recreation, and vacations. However, summer is also notorious for bringing big storms, hail, and the roof damage that goes with it. At Peak Roofing & Construction, we know how important inspecting for hail damage is in order to maintain the structural integrity of your house. By knowing the signs, you’ll be able to spot roof damage right away and prevent further deterioration. Here are three signs you may need roof repair.

Leaks and Water Damage

Let’s start with the obvious: leaks are one of the clearest signs your roof may have encountered damage from weather. If there wasn’t a leak before a recent storm and there is after, it’s wise to have your roof inspected. Water damage from severe weather can escalate into a host of more serious problems and leave your home vulnerable to further wear from the next storm if left untreated.

Dented Metal Pieces

If you are comfortable getting on top of your roof, do so with extreme caution before inspecting for hail damage. Check the metal parts of your roof for signs of impact. Metal vents and valleys will show dents and dings if they’ve been affected by severe weather. These marks will also reveal the size of the hail.

Damaged Roof and Shingles

Next, look at the ridge cap and inspect for damage. Because this part of your roof is flat, it will take a direct hit and sustain the most intense wear. Check the shingles and their edges for signs of impact, including missing chunks, exposed substrate, cracking, and bruising. Dings may not always be visible, so run your hand over the shingle surface to feel for dents.

If you notice any signs of wear while inspecting for hail damage, or do not feel comfortable doing it yourself, don’t hesitate to contact Peak Roofing & Construction at (972) 335-7325 for assistance.

Jeff Riss

Jeff has 20 years of sales experience, a love of roofing, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He leads Peak Roofing & Construction’s team but also is known for getting his hands (and knees) dirty on a job site. His passion for customer service, integrity, and quality craftsmanship drives his success. Peak Roofing & Construction is a family-owned, locally-operated business focused on doing things the right way. His deep understanding of roofing, gutters, windows, fences and exterior painting provide a strong foundation for running the business and serving his customers.
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