Recent Hailstorm: What Hail Damage Can Do To Your Iowa Home

It’s Time To Identify Hail Damage

If you haven’t had the chance the step outside and survey your home for hail damage, today is the day. The recent hailstorm we experienced this past week has taken a toll on a lot of Central Iowa homeowners leaving them devastated and confused. If you are unsure if your home has experienced hail damage, we have created a list of signs to look for on your roof, gutters, and siding.

  • hail in hand from hailstorm
  • hail damage done to siding
  • hail damage to gutter, dented open style gutters


  • Missing Pieces of Asphalt or Cracks in Your Shingles

  • Search For Small Dents In Metal Flashing, Valleys, and Roof Vents

  • Look For Black Substrate In Your Shingles.

  • Use Your Hand To Feel Your Shingles For Cracks & Dimples


  • Run Your Hand Along The Siding & Look For A Chalky Residue Left On Your Hand

  • Look For Dents

  • Look In Between Siding For Any Significant Gaps Or Unequal Gapping

  • Buckling Or Wrapping Is a Common Sign That Your Siding Is Damaged


  • Look For Dented Gutters & Downspouts

  • Check For Sagging Or Gapping Gutters

  • If Your Siding Has Stains On It, That Is A Sign Your Gutters Are Leaking

  • Check For Water Leaks Around Your Foundation

Ignoring Hail Damage Is Dangerous

Ignoring hail damage is a very dangerous game and can lead to many problems in your home. While you may think it is only a minor fix, it could turn into a major fix tomorrow. Your roof and siding act as the home’s first line of defense from the elements. One of the biggest threats is moisture. Water can cause mold, rot, and destruction on the inside of your home. The longer you wait you increase the number of damaging problems.

Contact Us Today

The experts at Home Solutions of Iowa are here to help. As your local contractor, we have an advanced damage assessment professional that can provide an extensive and efficient assessment of your home. With over 20 years of experience in the home improvement industry, we are the full-service exterior home remodeling company you want to choose to restore your Central Iowa home. Contact us today to get set up with a free storm inspection and one of our storm damage experts will come out to assess your home.

An exterior remodeling company you can trust.

HSI is just as committed to your Iowa home as you are. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals is ready to help you from start to finish with your home improvement project.

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