When a hail storm hits, it can leave a trail of destruction in its wake, especially for your home’s exterior. Knowing how to spot hail damage and understanding the steps to take afterward are crucial for maintaining the integrity of your property. At Royalty Roofing, we are committed to helping homeowners through every step of this process. Here’s what you need to know about identifying and responding to hail damage.


Identifying Hail Damage

Hail damage can manifest in various ways, depending on the materials that cover your home and the intensity of the storm. Here are some key signs to look out for:


  1. Roof: Look for dents, missing granules, and bruised shingles. These damages can compromise the roof’s ability to protect your home from the elements.
  2. Siding: Check for cracks, dings, or chipping paint. Aluminum siding is particularly susceptible to visible dents.
  3. Gutters and Downspouts: Examine for any dents and ensure they are not clogged with debris, as this can lead to improper water drainage.
  4. Windows and Doors: Ensure there are no cracks or broken seals around windows and doors, as these can lead to leaks and drafts.

Steps to Take After Identifying Hail Damage


  1. Document the Damage: Take clear photos of any damage from various angles. This documentation will be essential for insurance claims and repair assessments.
  2. Contact Your Insurance Company: Notify your insurer about the damage as soon as possible. They will outline the next steps and inform you about what your policy covers.
  3. Seek Professional Assessment: Before making any decisions, it’s vital to have your property professionally assessed. Royalty Roofing offers free estimates and comprehensive evaluations to determine the extent of the damage and the necessary repairs.
  4. Choose the Right Contractor: Selecting a certified, licensed, and insured contractor is critical. Royalty Roofing is a full-service roofing contractor serving the Omaha metro area, equipped to handle all aspects of exterior remodeling, including roofing, siding, gutters, windows, and doors. Our experienced team ensures high-quality repairs that not only address the immediate damage but also enhance the overall durability and appearance of your home.
  5. Stay Informed: Throughout the repair process, stay informed and involved. At Royalty Roofing, we believe in transparent service and execution. We maintain open communication with our clients, updating them at every step to ensure their satisfaction and peace of mind.


If you suspect hail damage, don’t wait until it leads to more severe problems. Acting swiftly can save you from future headaches and costly repairs. Royalty Roofing is here to guide you through this challenging time with expertise and care, ensuring that your property not only recovers but thrives. Contact us today at (402) 216-8850 or visit our website at Royalty Roofing for a free estimate and to learn more about how we can crown your property with excellence.