What to do after hail damage

Hail can severely compromise or damage your roof. When hail storms include high winds, hail damage can be severe. Call us for guidance.

Residential and Commercial Roofing Projects
Blackhawk Roofing
January 11, 2022

What should I do when hail damages my roof?

Hail damage can severely affect your roof. It can cause dents or cracks in shingles, and can turn into a complete loss of protection over time. Hail can also cause granule loss to the shingles, which can eventually cause leaks in a home. How does one exactly spot hail damage?
  • Look at gutters and downspouts. If your gutters and downspouts have dents, this is an obvious sign that hail damage is likely on the roof.
  • Damage to siding and window sills is also a sign of hail damage. 
  • Damage to air conditioners outside the home could also be a possible sign of hail damage. 
  • Roof damage to things like a satellite dish can be an excellent indication that hail has compromised the shingles. If soft metal flashing on the roof has dents, it is almost certain that the cause is hail. 
  • Granule loss on a shingle is noticeable.

If you think hail damage may have caused an issue to your home, don't waste time trying to spot it yourself! Blackhawk Roofing specializes in assessing hail damage and uses safe drone technology to easily spot hail. Booking an inspection with us is the best way to get confirmation on whether hail has damaged a roof or not. Plus, hail damage is usually covered under homeowners' insurance policies, so there's no need to worry about costly repairs. Get in touch with us today and let us help handle the hail damage assessment quickly and accurately!

Hail damage to roof
Now that's a lot of hail.

How hail damages a roof

If your home has recently suffered hail damage on the roof, it's important to have a reliable contractor inspect and repair any damage as soon as possible. Roof hail damage can look minimal on the surface, but there are often more serious problems beneath. All hail storms are unique and hail size and wind speed can affect the severity of hail damage. Other structure debris and trees that fall due to hail can also cause significant roof damage. Therefore, it is essential to take proactive steps in preparation for hail season and make sure your roof remains safe and secure for years to come.

Hail storms can be destructive, especially to your roof. The hail size itself can play a big factor in the level of damage that it causes. Small hail isn't something you need to worry much about, but hail stones with rough edges should not be taken lightly. Even if your roof is brand new, it could still suffer considerable damage due to hail. If your roof is older or has existing damage, then hail damage becomes even more likely as the hail stones' rough edges can puncture the layer of protection created by a healthy, undamaged roof. Protecting your house against hail requires being informed and proactive; knowing the potential damage it has on your property and what precautions to take will help you safeguard against hail-related damages.

Hail damage roof inspection

After hail damage to your roof, it’s crucial to obtain a comprehensive inspection from a reliable roofing specialist. Blackhawk Roofing can unearth any hidden damage that would otherwise go unnoticed. Our experienced professionals also guarantee that the hail damage detected during our inspection is addressed as per the homeowner's insurance policy. With us, you won’t have to worry about hail damage repair; we’ll help facilitate the process and make sure everything goes smoothly for you.

Hail damage on shingles and ridge line

Blackhawk Roofing has built replacement roofs for thousands of residential and commercial customers in Springfield and Central Illinois. We've also done hundreds of roof repairs. Blackhawk Roofing provides outstanding value on every project. Call owner Dan Schnell at 217-741-6251 to schedule a Free Estimate.

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Blackhawk Roofing is a licensed, certified, and insured roofing contractor. We specialize in residential roofing and EPDM commercial roofing. We have repaired or replaced thousands of old and damaged roofs in Springfield and Central Illinois.

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