One thing to remember about hail, however, is that just because you don’t notice visible damage or leaking immediately, that doesn’t mean that your roof is still in good condition. What you don’t want is to wait and discover months or even years later, that the hailstorm compromised the integrity of your roof and now that you have a major leak, it’s too late for your insurance to do anything about it. If you even suspect damage, it’s a good idea to get a professional roofer to perform a damage inspection.
Hailstorms can cause problems for just about any kind of roof. The most popular roofing material for homes in the United States is asphalt shingles. If you’re one of the many homeowners who has this kind of roof, it’s a good idea to know how to identify any damage caused by a hailstorm so you can be sure to get repairs done as quickly as possible. Here are some factors that increase the chances of damage, and some signs to look for that indicate that damage has occurred: