The roof, siding and other parts of your exterior are made to withstand damage due to the elements. However, they can only take so much, and over the years they can develop damage due to hail, high winds and the debris they carry. Keep in mind that not all signs of wind and hail damage are immediately obvious.
Read on to learn how to determine if your home’s exterior has sustained wind or hail damage from a residential painting expert.
It???s Not About Size
Regardless of the size of the hailstones, they can still potentially damage your roof and siding. For instance, storms producing two-inch hailstones aren’t as damaging as a storm with one-inch hailstones that’s accompanied by harsh winds.
If your area has been affected by a hailstorm, you must have your home exterior inspected by a professional. This can help you determine what damage has occurred, if any, and address it before it turns into costly repairs. At Arrowhead Painting, we???re here to assist with your siding and exterior painting needs.
Signs of Hail Damage
Mild hailstorms that don’t harm your roof can still be hard on your siding, especially aluminum siding. Hail with high winds can be quite damaging to this material. You???ll usually notice oxidation marks on aluminum siding following a severe storm. Some try to wash off the oxidation, while others choose to paint over it. However, oxidation is an early sign that your siding is reaching the end of its life.
Vinyl is more prone to cracks, chips and holes, while metal and wood are more vulnerable to dents. Small dents are more difficult to detect than big ones. Moreover, irregularly-shaped dents are more likely to be caused by materials other than hailstones. Professional inspectors often use high-res cameras to look for dents and determine their size. No matter the material of your siding, it must be thoroughly inspected after an extreme weather event.
When it???s time for new siding, choose Arrowhead Painting. We also specialize in exterior and interior painting services. Call us at (918) 743-9258 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.