But there are also the ambiguous thunderstorms. There is plenty of rain – perhaps an inch or more dropped in a period of 40 minutes – plenty of lightening and maybe even minor local flooding. In this scenario, there may have been some minor or sparse hail that has fallen, most of which may not have been noticed. If you suspect there has been hail experienced on your roof, wait until after a thunderstorm has passed and then check your exterior roofing drains. You may notice some hail there, but the problem is that the ice may have already melted by then and still have no definitive answer.
Indeed, the best, most advantageous and secure method of determining damage done by hail is to have a qualified team of professionals inspect your commercial, industrial or residential property. If you are able to amble up to your topside structure on your own to check things out, that is better than nothing. But a company with trained and seasoned technicians who know precisely what to look for cannot be substituted, especially if a problem is found immediately. When it comes to a breach in your property’s weatherproofing, an immediate response to damage can save you significant sums of money.
As overtly damaging as hail can be, falling ice may wind up proving equally as subtle given certain conditions. It may be that one of your home’s asphalt shingles has been pierced. This allows for rainwater to work its way through your roof’s outer shell of materials and start working against underlying materials until it begins to slowly eat away at the deck. From there water may trickle into your attic, providing opportunity for growth such as stinky mildew and health hazardous mold. Do not risk the health of your occupants – call professionals to handle suspicions of roof hail damages.