May 3, 2023

Four Indicators of Roof Damage Following a Hail or Wind Storm

Hail and wind storms have the potential to result in substantial damage to the integrity of your roof. Therefore, it is crucial to be vigilant in identifying warning signs of potential roof damage in the aftermath of a storm, and to take prompt and appropriate measures. We will discuss four common warning signs of roof damage from hail and wind storms.

Four Key Indicators of Roof Damage

Missing Shingles

Missing Shingles

Following a storm, the absence of shingles on your roof may indicate significant damage that warrants attention. Missing shingles can compromise the integrity of your roof, potentially allowing rainwater to infiltrate your home and cause water damage. To ascertain if any shingles are missing, a visual inspection of your roof from the ground, as well as a thorough examination of your backyard and surrounding property for any blown-off shingles, is recommended.

Granule Loss from Storm Damage

Missing Granules

The force of wind or hail has the potential to displace or strip shingle granules from the surface of your roof, leaving it vulnerable to water damage, including leaks and structural deterioration. The absence of these protective granules can significantly reduce the lifespan of your roof. It is advisable to inspect your gutter system for signs of substantial granule loss after a storm as part of routine maintenance.

Hail Damage Siding

Damage To Other Areas Of Your Property

Hail has the potential to result in damage to various elements of your property, including but not limited to siding, gutters, landscape, and garage doors. Therefore, it is imperative to conduct a thorough inspection of your property after a storm to identify any potential storm-related damages. If you observe any visible damage at ground level, it is highly probable that your roof has also been adversely affected.

Storm Damage Inspection

Neighbors Are Getting Inspections

If you observe your neighbors scheduling inspections in the aftermath of a hail or wind storm, consider scheduling one for your property as well. Although there may not be apparent damage immediately following a storm, obtaining a professional inspection is a recommended precautionary measure.

Should you observe any of these warning signs following a wind or hail storm, it is important to contact a qualified professional to conduct a comprehensive inspection of your roof. At Stinson Services, we offer comprehensive property inspections following hail or wind storms. We invite you to contact us today to schedule your complimentary inspection.

Written By Lauren