No tricks this Halloween, check for hail storm damage

Hail storms damagedOctober hail storms

Charlotte is no stranger to surprise weather conditions or late season hail storms; but it seems that this year the storms are more relentless. This year the greater Charlotte area has had over 358 hail storm reports from trained spotters and the media. The hail did cause damage across Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis, Gastonia, and parts of Rock Hill. It looks like the chance of hail storms will continue at last through the end of the month. Hail storms can cause serious damage for homeowners, far beyond the Halloween pranks such as toilet papering trees, or soaping windows.

Hailstone size and damage potential

The largest reported hailstone size this year was around 1 ¾ inches, or about the same size as a golf ball. It is well documented that it takes at least 1 inch hail to cause damage to cars and roofs. However, the risk is exponentially greater as the size of hail increases. The storms are also devastating for home siding, windows, trees, and landscaping. You do not have to look far or wide to find someone who has experienced some form of hailstorm damage this year.

Check your roof for damage

After every hail storm, be sure to check your home for any damage, not just to the roof but your siding, gutters and windows. If you suspect any damage to your home call a Charlotte roofing contractor for an inspection and an estimate if there is damage. Most competent roofing companies will be more than happy to help you with filing your insurance claim for any repairs. It is important to have your roof inspected as soon as possible because nothing is worse than having hail storm damage to your roof, which only gets worse in the cold winter months.

Signs of damage

Naturally, most homeowners are not trained for roof inspection, but they will still want to recognize some basic indicators of hail damage. Consider the following:

  • Shingle granules or pieces of roofing tiles at the base of your gutter downspouts
  • Signs of water damage in your home or attic
  • Look in your attic to see if any signs of daylight can be detected
  • Inspect the surface of your windows, siding and roof for dents or topical damage

If you find any of the indications above, call a Qualified Charlotte roofing company for a free, no commitment consultation. They will be happy to look into your suspicions, and give you advice if your next steps should be to repair your hail storm damage.

A dependable Charlotte roofing contractor

To find the best roofing companies, you should look for the most trustworthy and reputable ones. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors has been serving the Charlotte and Concord areas for over twenty years. They are fully licensed, insured and bonded roofing contractor. They carry an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau and received multiple years Super Service Award from Angie’s List. Make them your first consideration when you call Charlotte roofing companies about hailstorm damage on your roof.