Hailstorms are one of the most damaging weather occurrences in any area, though its aftermath isn’t always easy to predict. It can either cause major or negligible damage, but would you really trust these 50-50 chances and ignore your roof after one? It’s always a prudent and practical idea to check on the state of your roof when a hailstorm has just happened.
In today’s post, Larry Walty Roofing and Guttering Inc., one of the most trusted residential and commercial roofing contractors in the area, shares a few tips on how to deal with a post-hailstorm roof.
Check for Damage
The first thing you should do when the weather clears is to inspect your roof. The roof takes the brunt of the damage in one, and depending on the size, angle of impact, and speed of the hailstone when it hits, it can create significant damage. For example, it can break or split apart individual shingles, dent gutters, even cause leaks when the ice melts.
Inspect the Attic
While we’re on the subject of leaks, if you notice a leak after a hailstorm it might already be too late. Ice might have already melted and the moisture has seeped through the gaps in your roof and has penetrated your attic.
This is why when a hailstorm hits, be proactive and look at your attic right away. Leaks will render attic insulation useless, not to mention make it a breeding ground for pests. Either way, when leaks occur, your best bet is professional roof repair.
Contact a Roof Repair Contractor
Finally, scheduling a checkup with your local roofer is in your best interests. They can find what the damage really is and recommend the appropriate fix. If the damage is too extensive, especially if your roof is too old, they can also help set up a complete roof replacement.
Larry Walty Roofing and Guttering Inc. is the top family-owned roofing company in the area. We not only serve residential customers; we’re also fully licensed for commercial roof repair. Call us today at (316) 733-2843. You can also fill out our contact form to learn more. We serve Wichita, KS and nearby areas