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When a major storm hits, it’s hard to tell if the damage has transferred to your roof. Here’s a roof repair tip from Exterior Genie: If you notice hail damage on your car’s hood, your roof probably looks the same.

On average the United States experience nearly 5,500 hail storms a year. Once the storm hits, the clock starts to tick! Make sure you know what is needed to file a claim with your insurance company for roof repair or roof replacement.

Here are three inspection questions to ask yourself after a hail storm:

How can I tell if my roof is damaged after a hail storm?

1. If you’re not a trained professional, we do not recommend getting on the roof! However, there are a few tell-tale signs you can look for from the ground.

  1. 2. Dents in gutters, gutter screens or downspouts: If a roof has significant damage the gutters will show signs. It may be minor, but the gutter could be a good signal to call a roof contractor for a roof repair quote.

  2. 3. Air conditioner: A quick tip - If you notice any damage here, you may want to call the insurance agency too! Because most AC units are exposed, it can be a good indication of what your home’s roof endured during the storm.

  3. 4. Deck: If you have a deck on your home, go ahead and take a good look around for damage. If your deck shows signs of dings and knicks, go ahead and call give Exterior Genie a call. 

How does hail impact my metal roof?

Roof repair spans beyond typical shingle roofing. If your home has wooden shake, clay, slate or metal roofing, you will need an experienced professional to inspect your roof’s condition after a hail storm.

If you’re in Lexington, SC or the surrounding areas, call Exterior Genie today!

What does hail damage do to a roof?

Hail can cause minor problems with quick fixes or catastrophic damage to your home’s roof and integrity. A lot of factors play into what exactly will be required for your roof repair project. For example, age of your roof, hail size, hail density, hail shape and more.

If you believe your roof has hail damage you need to call a professional roof contractor for a free inspection. From there, you should begin communicating with your insurance agency if needed. 

Need a roof repair quote? Call Exterior Genie today and one of our roof contractors will inspect your roof for free!