Dallas and Fort Worth residents are no strangers to severe weather. 2023 proved to be another eventful year for the Metroplex, especially in terms of hail events including reports of hail ranging from pea to grapefruit size. In this blog, we'll provide homeowners with a handy checklist to determine if they should seek a roofing professional's inspection - all without having to climb the ladder.
Five Easy Ways to Check for Roof Damage from the Ground
We do not recommend climbing your own roof to determine whether you should have your roof inspected by a professional. You can refer to these five easy signs (from the ground) to look out for:
Missing or Loose Shingles: Even from the ground, it's possible to spot shingles that are out of place, curling, or entirely missing. This can be an indication of wind or hail damage.
Gutters and Downspouts: Examine your gutters and downspouts for dents or accumulated granules. Significant granule loss can be a sign that your shingles have been damaged by hail.
Damaged Outdoor Items: If items outside your home, such as air conditioning units, patio furniture, or window sills, show signs of damage or dents, it’s possible your roof has experienced similar damage.
Water Leaks Inside: While not always a direct result of roof damage, water spots or leaks on your ceiling or walls can indicate possible roof issues. If you've had a recent storm and notice water stains, it's a strong signal to get a professional inspection.
Check the Attic: Without climbing onto the roof, you can still enter your attic to look for signs of water damage or light shining through small holes in the decking.
While these signs can hint at potential issues, nothing replaces the expert eye of a roofing professional. If you have suspicions about your roof's condition after a hailstorm or any other severe weather event, it's always best to consult a professional for a thorough inspection. Stay safe, and protect one of your most valuable investments: your home. Pearson Roofing provides free roof inspections if you believe that your home may have sustained damage. Remember, most insurance companies require damages to be reported within 1 year from the date of the storm. Putting it off can cost you later. Give us a call today at (972) 471-2700.