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The Main Signs of Hail Damage to Your Home

By Rafa Roofing | June 19 | Roofing, Hail Damage, Homeowner Concerns

This is an example of how could look like and it could be affective to your home and other items

There could be hail damage on all parts of your home. Including your roof, siding, gutters, just like any other items you may have outside of your home. It is important to check and see if you have these damages to your home to prevent any further issues that may start if they aren't addressed quickly.

Signs of Hail Damage on Your Roof in Nebraska

This is an example of what Rafa Roofing does to identify hail damage.
Roof Hail Damage

The picture above shows what hail damage usually looks like. This could be scattered all over your roof or just on some parts. If you see damage like this it is important to get a professional to check it out. This is because when there is hail damage it could cause an entry way for water to get into your home causing water leaks and further damages. Take all the precautions before getting onto the roof or hire a professional like us to do it for you. We'll make sure to check for any damages, show you the pictures, explain further on how it can affect your home, answer any questions you may have, and help you file your insurance claim.

Signs of hail damage

Look for signs of hail damage around your yard and property, such as:

  • Plants stripped of their leaves

  • Dents in cars

  • Damaged air conditioner units, or

  • Evidence of damage to other exterior furnishings

Is It Necessary to Fix Roof Hail Damage?

If hail has damaged your roof, it can be hard to tell if it's just a cosmetic issue or something more serious. If the hail damage is letting water get through your roof, it's a big problem and needs to be fixed right away to prevent major water damage inside your home.

Hail can also knock off the granules on your roof shingles. These granules protect your shingles from the sun's UV rays. Even if your roof isn't leaking now, shingles without granules are more likely to wear out and fail sooner than they should.

Signs of Hail Damage on your Siding in Nebraska

There is an example of Siding Hail Damage on a property
Siding Hail Damage

The picture above shows what your home would look like if there was siding damage. This may not be as extreme as it could like at your home but it is important to make sure there is any damages on your siding.

Effects of Siding With Hail Damage

Imagine your siding as the Superman of your home's exterior, shielding it from the elements and keeping everything inside safe and cozy. But when hail strikes, it's like hitting Superman with kryptonite. Those dents and cracks diminish its strength, leaving your home exposed to moisture, pests, and other unwelcome intruders.

Signs of Hail Damage on Your Gutters

This is an example of what Rafa Roofing does to inspect our gutters.
Hail Damge on Gutters

The picture above shows you how you can find hail damage on your gutters. Sometimes it is harder to see the hail damage without chalk. Chalk is a tool we use to be able to see the damages and also see how much it was actually damaged. It is important to get gutter replacements which we can fight with insurance to get that covered for you. Not only the gutters, but also the downspouts could also be damaged as well.

The Effects of Gutters After Hail Damage

Even though your gutter system has been designed to bare the weight of rain, snow, and ice, hail can damage even the strongest of gutter systems. Hail dents in your gutters may cause leaks, pooling water, damaged downspouts and outlets, broken gutter hangers, can all jeopardize the way that water is directed away from your home.

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