Roof Damage - The Guild Collective Boerne, TX

What To Look For After A Hail Storm

If you’ve recently experienced a hail storm, it’s important to inspect your roof for damage as soon as possible. 
Here are three things to look for:

1) Dents or cracks in shingles: Hail can leave behind dents or cracks in your shingles, which can lead to leaks and other water damage if left untreated. Look for any areas where the shingles appear damaged or discolored.

2) Granules in gutters: After a hail storm, check your gutters and downspouts for granules that may have washed off of your shingles. If you notice an excessive amount of granules, it could be a sign that your shingles are starting to wear down and need repair.

3) Damage to flashing: Flashing is the metal material that covers joints on your roof, such as around chimneys or vents. If it becomes bent or damaged by hail, it can also lead to water damage inside your home. Make sure to inspect all areas of flashing for any signs of damage.

Remember, even if there doesn’t appear to be any visible damage after a hail storm, it’s still a good idea to have a professional roofing inspection done just to be safe. Catching any potential issues early on can save you time and money in the long run!
In addition to inspecting your roof after a hail storm, there are some steps you can take before the next one hits:

  • Trim back trees near your home: Overhanging branches can break off during high winds or heavy rain, causing significant damage.
  • Secure loose outdoor items: Patio furniture, grills, and other outdoor items should be secured or brought indoors during severe weather events.

By taking these precautions and being vigilant about checking for damage after each hail storm, you’ll help ensure that your home stays protected from the elements year-round!