Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hail Damage in Kansas & Missouri

A storm just went through your neighborhood and it had wind and hail, so how do you know if your home is damaged?

Some storm damage can be detected from the ground, and to keep you safe and off your roof here are some things to look for: 
*Shingles:  Looking up at your roof do you see missing shingles?  Are there shingles laying in your yard?
*Gutters: Look up at your gutters are your there dimples in your gutters?  Are there dings in your downspouts?
*Siding: Check your siding for holes, dents, or missing pieces.
*Mailbox: If you have a mailbox at the front of your drive are there dents?
*Windows & Window Screens: Check for holes in your screens?
*Air Conditioner: Are there dings in the metal?

Not all hail is visible from the ground, so before breaking out the ladder call us for an inspection!  We provide free inspections.

Signs of Hail Damage on a Shingle Roof: 
*Random marks with no pattern
*Spots that are black in color
*Granule loss 
*Soft bruises

Signs of Hail Damage on a Wood Roof:
* Random marks with no pattern
*Splits in the shingle

Hail damage can cause excessive granule loss overtime aging your roof quicker.  The longer you wait the quicker the damage can spread causing interior damage!  

It is important to have your roof inspected if you haven’t in a while or after a severe storm.  Many local contractors give free inspections and repair estimates.  If you live in the Kansas City area we can help with that call today for your free estimate (816) 547-1885.