Hail can do a lot of damage to a home and your property, and it usually happens all at once. The team at Jackson Contracting Inc. are experienced in all manners of hail damage roof repair in Indianapolis and will be happy to help you get your home back in pristine condition after one of these unpredictable storms. Hail is a way of life in the midwest, which is why it is so important that we understand how to best serve our clients to ensure that all of our repairs are thorough and that we are able to work with home insurance companies to ensure that we are fulfilling the customer’s needs within the insurance company’s limitations.
Contact us today to schedule an inspection or discuss an estimate of your repairs with a professional. We have a history of experience with hail damage and will be happy to repair the damage to your house as soon as possible. Speak with your home insurance company in order to get a better understanding of what your policy covers, and we will be happy to work with you and your insurance company to ensure that the repairs are done properly.
How Can I Tell If My Roof Has Been Damaged By Hail?
When your car is damaged by a hail storm, there is no question about it. When your roof is damaged by hail, it may not be as obvious as a smashed window or pitted hood, meaning that you will need to take a closer look to ensure that your roof was not damaged, even if it looks fine. Take a look below at a few major indications that your roof may have been damaged in a hail storm.
Dark Spots and Discoloration
Dark spots or discoloration in your shingles might indicate that the weather shield has been compromised, and that water is pooling and saturating under the dark spot. Discoloration may also occur when the outer grains of the shingle have been knocked off by a large hailstone, which weakens the shingles resistance to future weather.
Warped and Misshapen Shingles
If your shingles no longer look square and flush to each other, this may be an indication that they were knocked loose from high winds or hail impact. When a shingle is knocked loose, it creates a spot where water can enter your roof and begin to erode at your weather shield and into the frame of your home. If something looks off, it’s always best to be safe and get an inspection.
Dented or Bent Gutters
If your gutters have been beaten up by high winds or hail, it’s probably a good idea to give the entire roof a closer look. Hopefully, we will not find any structural damage to your roof itself, but if you let gutters go unrepaired they will cause a chain reaction of other problems that will create serious issues for your home.
Water leaks are an obvious sign of some sort of damage, although it may not be immediately obvious whether or not the damage came from a hail storm. If you noticed the leaks shortly after a major storm, it may be more obvious than if the leak took a while to make it into your home. We will be able to inspect the leak closer and give your insurance company a better idea of how the leak started.
Mold requires moisture, and a leaky roof brings plenty of moisture into your home. If you are noticing mold forming around vents, behind molding, or anywhere else in your home, this may be an indication that you have a serious problem with leaking. Mold will take longer to show after damage from hail, but we will give the source a closer look at can hopefully confirm your suspicions that the initial damage was caused by an act of God.
Dripping sounds, like wet spots, are very obvious signs that there is a leak in your roof or your walls. Noticing dripping sounds shortly after a major hailstorm might be a very obvious way to determine if you have had damage done to your roof after the storm. This isn’t often the case, though, since under your shingles there are layers of weather lining, plywood, and insulation, but if the damage is severe enough it may show itself quickly.
Contact Us Today About Your Hail Damage Repair Needs
Whether you only suspect that your roof has been damaged, or you are certain of it, contact us today to speak with a professional about the next steps. We will be happy to work with you on an estimate, and take a look at your situation to get a better idea of your needs as soon as possible.