Identifying hail damage to your McKinney, TX roof

Signs of hail damage

Finding signs of hail damage

When people think of severe storms, they tend to worry about rain and wind. However, as a homeowner, you should be most concerned about hail damage. The reason for this is that hail damage can be the most severe out of all thunderstorm damage.

There are a few tricks to identifying hail damage on roofing. Here are some tips on how to find damage caused by hailstones:

Check metal objects around your homeidentifying hail damage

Hailstones that fall at high speeds often leave dents on objects. Before you decide to climb up onto your roofing to take a look at any damage, you can can check to see if hail damage occurred at all by looking for dents on metal objects on your property. Some of these objects include mailboxes and vehicles.

Generally speaking, if you don’t find any hail damage on these objects, chances are that there’s no hail damage on your roofing either. However, you might still want to grab a ladder and get up on the roof to check if you can, just in case.

Look for granules in your gutters

Another place you can find indications of damage to your roofing caused by hailstones are your home’s gutters. When heavy rains and hail damage occurs to asphalt roofing, asphalt granules loosen and roll into the gutters. So, if you find asphalt granules in your gutters, you might want to check to see if your roofing is damaged.

Check your roofing

After checking areas around your home for hail damage, you can move on to taking a ladder and climbing onto the roof itself. It’s extremely  important that you take safety measures when climbing onto a roof. You should have someone on the ground holding the ladder still. Additionally, you should also make sure that the shoes you’re wearing have proper traction.

Contact a professional

If you find any visibly damaged shingles or other signs of roofing damage, make sure to call a professional roofing company, such as 911 Exteriors Roofing & Fence! Whether you need roofing repair, inspection or replacement services, we can handle them for you. Give us a call today at (972) 243-6700 or visit our website——for more information. Also, check out our blog for more roofing tips!

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