It’s important to conduct an inspection for damages as soon as possible after a hailstorm. When it comes to insurance claims, the clock is ticking. If you wait too long to make a claim, it’s less likely you’ll be able to directly attribute that damage to a given hailstorm. Note the exact time and date of the storm and take lots of pictures once it’s safe to do so.
Start off with a quick visual inspection of your roof from the ground before calling in a professional roofer. First, look for any pieces of roofing that have fallen, including shingles or pieces of tile. The clearest evidence of hail damage is broken or fallen roofing material. Don’t forget to check around other parts of your home’s exterior, such as:
All of these items can indicate that your roof has taken damage you can’t see from the ground. This being said, do not attempt to conduct a full roof inspection on your own. Climbing onto your roof is dangerous enough—do not put yourself at a higher risk of injury when you don’t know what it’s going to look like at the top. Stone Creek Roofing offers free roof inspections so you don’t have to put yourself, or your roof, at further risk.