Tulsa Roof Hail Damage
Repair & Restoration
Severe weather in Oklahoma delivers a dual threat to property owners.
Crushing hail pounds into roofs across the state, causing roof leaks.
Strong wind gusts and tornadoes rip roofing materials from homes and buildings in Broken Arrow, Tulsa and the surrounding area.
In this post… we’re going to focus on roof hail damage, what it looks like and what you need to do right away if you think you might have roof damage.
How to Know if Your Tulsa Roof Has Hail Damage
If hail just rolled through northeast Oklahoma, it’s always a good idea to give your roof a visual inspection.
You might have hail damage to your roof!
Experts say on average hail as small as 1″ in diameter can damage asphalt roof shingles.
If you don’t know the size of hail that hit your roof, you can check local weather reports.
You can also check out StormerSite.com for past reports and maps of hail that has been reported in the area.
If you are performing a visual inspection yourself, practice safety first.
Wait for storms to pass before going outside for a visual roof inspection.
Before looking at your roof…
You might get clues that point to roof hail damage by first looking at other areas of your property.
Look at your gutters and downspouts. Are they dented?
Look for damage to siding, window screens, landscaping, etc.
You might see light spots on fencing or your deck, where hail strikes scraped at those structures.
Look at your HVAC unit. After hail, you might see condenser fins bent.
If you see any of these things, there’s a good chance, you might have hail damage on your roof too.
While on the ground, walk around your house and look at your roof from ground level.
You might see dark spots on shingles, or cracked roof tiles.
If you feel comfortable on a ladder…
…you can take a closer look at your shingles over the eaves from various locations around your roof.
Look for punctures or places where granules have been knocked loose.
NOTE: Please don’t climb on your roof, unless you are experienced doing so.
Pro-Tech Roofing be happy to give you a complimentary roof inspection to inspect your roof for hail damage.
- Dented gutters
- Mailbox damage
- Hail splatter on concrete
- Holes in siding
- Broken/cracked windows
- Shredded plants
- Car hail damage
- Bent fins on AC Unit
- Damaged soffit or fascia
- Tree debris on roof
- Tears in flat membrane roof
- Blown off shingles
- Damage to garage door
- Damage to outdoor furniture
- Dented roof vents
- Marks on deck or fence
- Chips in exterior paint
- Debris in swimming pool
- Water spots in ceiling
- Granules in gutters
- Cracked roof tiles
Photos of Roof Hail Damage
You may be wondering what hail damage actually looks like…
Here are several photos of roof hail damage, so you can see how shingles, tile and other roofing materials get damaged by hail strikes.
Next Steps if You Have Roof Hail Damage
If you suspect that may have hail damage on your roof, it’s important to get it addressed quickly…
…before your roof starts leaking.
A proactive response can help you avoid thousands of dollars of potential interior damage later on.
Luckily, most property insurance policies cover roof damage caused by hail.
To be sure that you have claimable damage, it’s a good idea to get a professional roof inspection.
Call Pro-Tech Roofing Before Filing a Claim
If you think you have wind damage or roof hail damage in Tulsa or on any property in Northeast Oklahoma…
Contact Pro-Tech Roofing before filing a claim.
We will send one of our professionals out to give you a complimentary roof inspection.
And we’ll let you know if we think storm damage to your roof warrants opening a roof damage insurance claim.
This could save you a bunch of hassle and a claim denial if you don’t have claimable damage.
For severe roof hail damage, we may recommend a roof replacement.
Alternatively, if we feel your roof can be repaired instead of replaced, we will offer you a roof repair.
If you’ve never hired a local roofer, read our guide on how to hire a reliable roofing company in your area.
Do this early.
Some insurance companies have deadlines that limit how long after a storm damage event you’re able to file a claim.
Pro-Tech Roofing services all of northeast Oklahoma, including the communities of: Tulsa, Bartlesville, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Catoosa, Coweta, Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, Grand Lake, Oologah, Owasso, Skiatook, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Tahlequah and Wagoner.
Here are some examples of our work. View a more complete gallery of Oklahoma roofing projects.
We hope this helps you better understand what to do next if you have hail damage to your roof.
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