If you notice hail damage on your roof, schedule an inspection as soon as possible. The timeliness of your service is critical when it comes to insurance claims. The longer you wait to make a claim, the less likely insurance will directly attribute the roof damage to a specific hailstorm.
To determine if the damage is significant enough for a professional inspection, look for any pieces of roofing material that have fallen off. Broken tiles or punctured membranes are often the most unmistakable evidence of hail damage. As a general rule of thumb, don’t forget to check around other parts of your commercial building’s exterior, such as:
- Parking lots (Cars)
- Plastic signs
If you notice any of these areas have dents, your roof has likely sustained some hail damage as well. With that being said, never attempt a roof inspection on your own. Climbing onto your roof is dangerous enough, and you don’t want to put yourself at risk when you don’t know what damage is waiting on top.
After a heavy hail storm, it’s always a good idea to contact your local roofing providers, so you don’t have to put yourself or your roof at further risk.