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4 Types of Damage Caused by Hail

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Insurance adjuster marked the hail damage on a insureds roof. Roof damaged by hail storm

Four Common Areas To Check After A Hail Storm

Heavy hailstorms can cause significant roof damage. Even small hail can damage roofs. Inspecting your roof in Hyde Park, TX, after a hail storm can help to avoid further damage down the road. Left unattended, a small, unnoticed opening could become a big problem during the next storm. After a hail storm, look to see if you have any loose, missing, or damaged pieces to your roof. If you suspect damage, call a professional for an inspection. 

1. Roof Damage
Make sure roof covers, shingles, and drainage systems are intact. Hail can also damage skylights, HVAC equipment, and solar panels. Look for dings, missing pieces, and ensure hatches are operating properly.

2. Cracked or Missing Shingles
Shingles may enhance the look of a building, but they also protect your roof from damage. Singles act as a first line of defense against water entering your commercial space. Missing or cracked shingles should be replaced promptly. Some shingles are made with a metal core and are rated as hail resistant.

3. Water Leaks
Roof damage can lead to water leaks inside your building. If water gets past your shingles and underlayment, it can get inside your building. The water will follow the path of least resistance until it begins to pool or leak from your ceiling. Water leaks can lead to inside water damage that will need to be dried before mold or other problems have a chance to settle in.

4. Attic Damage
Hail damage is not always obvious. Water can seep in and cause moisture problems where you cannot see it. Inspect the inside of your attic to make sure it is still dry.
If you have experienced roof damage, call a professional remediation company to return your business to normal as quickly as possible. By using a company that is Faster to Any Size Disaster, you can reduce the amount of time water damage has to occur.

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