Damaged shingles are very common in Canada after every hailstorm. In general, hailstorms cannot be predicted and they can be devastating most of the time. After each hailstorm, it is imperative to identify the damages that happened to your roofs and repair them at your earliest to prevent further damages. With that said, here are some handy ways to determine the amount of damage caused by hailstorms.
- If your ceiling has patches
One of the easiest ways to identify damaged roofing is unpleasant patches on your ceiling. Those ugly patches on the ceiling after a hailstorm can be solid evidence of damaged shingles. Don’t neglect even a small patch as it could be an early sign.
- If a couple of shingles ae gone with the wind
A powerful hailstorm can end up taking a couple of shingles away. Well, it goes without saying that missing shingles are a strong sign of a damaged roof.
- If the metal vents show some dents
Check if the metal vents have some dents on them. You must check those vents very carefully to note potential damages. It is important to note that damaged vents can cause serious damages to your roof if they are not attended as soon as possible.
- If there is granule
Check your gutters and downspouts to see if they have any granule built up after the hailstorm. As a result of the hail damage, granule can be separated from the roof shingles. Loosened granules can then be gathered in your downspouts or gutters. If the granule buildup is large, the amount of damage is serious.
- If there are visible leaks
It is easy to identify the leaks on your roof than any other sign. In fact, this can be the most obvious sign of hailstorm damage. If it is not raining, you can pour some water on the roof and check for leaks.
If you notice any of the signs on the roof after a hailstorm, you should call a professional roofing contractor and get it repaired at your earliest.
This article was provided by D’Angelo & Sons Roofing and Exteriors.