3 Types of Home Damage to Look for After a Hail Storm
3 Areas to Inspect After a Hail Storm
Severe weather can happen in any season, and without warning, you may find yourself in the middle of a violent hail storm. Once the storm is over, you will want to give your home a thorough inspection for hail damage. Some damage may simply be cosmetic, but there could be heavier damage that will lead to greater concerns. These are the three areas you should inspect after a hail storm:
1. Windows and Doors
Large pieces of hail can reach speeds of up to 100 mph, and broken windows can easily happen. Be sure to inspect glass doors for cracks or holes. Depending on the severity of the rain, water seepage could have occurred, causing greater damage to the interior of the house. Carefully check for any water damage to the window frames or drywall.
2. Siding and Exterior
Hail can dent aluminum siding and even cause shredding and splitting. It is important to look for dents, holes, or chipping on the exterior of the house. Hail can also peel away paint, exposing the wood underneath to the elements.
3. Roofing and Structure Covering
Roof damage is the No. 1 type of damage from a hail storm. A metal roof may appear to only have dents and dings, but it could also have damage to the seams, which will cause leaking. Shingled roofs should be thoroughly inspected because their damage is not easily seen. Keep an eye out for “bruising,” or dark spots on an asphalt shingle where it is missing its granule finish. Wood shingles may have split. Shingles that have sustained significant damage and all missing shingles should be replaced.
Once you've identified roof damage or other destruction from a storm, or if you want assistance in doing so, Call SERVPRO® of East San Antonio
We can help. Our professionals can give you added advice and help you maintain your peace of mind after Mother Nature makes a house call.