Hail damage can cause a lot of problems in the long run. Whether you experience leaks or your roof has been damaged to an extent where you can already start worrying that its interior structure might be affected by rainwater over time, it’s important to act as quickly as possible and minimize the damage before it gets out of hand.
Keeping track of the signs should be your top priority. So, first of all, make sure you get a sturdy ladder and harness, and climb to the top of your roof to assess the damage. If a powerful hail storm just passed through your home town, chances are you’ll find dents in metal areas such as your roof’s flashing or gutters (or in the metal elements of the roof itself, if you own a metal roof), and that you’ll see at least a few damaged, broken or missing shingles. If you can’t get up on a ladder, contact a neighborhood roofing contractor Lincoln NE supports to have an inspection done professionally.
You can also take a look in the attic and see if you can spot any smaller leaks. Because of the damage to your flashing, there’s a high chance that leaks might exist, and you’ll see them as soon as the rain starts to fall again. Dealing with these problems early on is essential, if you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on roof restoration projects later on.