Hail is the kind of precipitation that spares nothing. Naturally, your roof is one of its likeliest casualties. As a responsible homeowner, you ought to look for red flags for roof hail damage as soon as you can to address any problems immediately and file an insurance claim (if needed) successfully.
Here, Valley Vista Construction, Inc. talks about the things you should do to carry out a quick and effective post-storm inspection.
Document the Event
Before you go out, every experienced roofing contractor will advise you to jot down the key details about the hailstorm while your memory is still fresh. It pays to record the exact date and time when the hail began to fall. It pays to back up your records with news articles so that your insurer will not have to take your word for it.
Assess Your Siding, Windows and Gutters
An effective method to determine whether or not there is roof hail damage is to look for dings and dents in the other parts of your house exterior. If your siding panels, windows, gutters, and downspouts look in worse condition after the storm, there is a good chance that your roof is in bad shape too.
Check the Driveway
Another reliable indication of hail damage to your roof is hail on the driveway. Every honest roofing and gutter contractor will say that the balls of ice may have already melted by the time you started your cursory inspection. But they normally leave light marks on your hardscaping, so be particularly attentive as you walk around your property.
Gather some evidence of any signs of hail damage you can find since they may change and become more questionable when left unaddressed for a certain period. Use your mobile device to photograph the path of destruction the storm has caused.
Whether or not you find compelling proof of hail damage to your roofing system, it is wise to let Valley Vista Construction, Inc. further investigate the situation for you. We can identify and document every single roof problem, offer quality roof replacement options, and help simplify the insurance claim process. Call us at (865) 963-7003 or fill out our contact form to schedule your consultation. We serve clients in Maryville, TN.