When it comes to the weather, there is nothing you can do to avoid it. Your car can be protected by a garage, you can protect yourself with an umbrella or getting indoors, but there is nothing that can protect your roof beyond the roof itself and proper inspections and maintenance. The roof is designed to sustain general weather conditions and the basic elements of nature. But when hail gets involved in the conversation, things can prove costly and difficult.
Hail can range in size. While the greater the size equals greater the damage in most cases, even small hail can hurt the granules and damage shingles. The average hailstorm can cause craters and dimples in the shingles of the roof, leading to inefficient protection and eventually leaks. While a hailstorm may not create any obvious damage, hail can be a costly repair, especially if ignored.
A great way to notice damage from a hailstorm is to check the gutter system. Gutters are not as durable as the roof and therefore sustain damage more easily. By checking the gutters for dimples, you can better assume the kind of damage on the roof.
It is important when it comes to a hailstorm to not suspect that simply because there is no visible damage, there is nothing wrong with the roof. Having a professional inspect your roof in detail after a hailstorm is highly recommended so as to avoid further exterior or interior damage caused by an ignored issue.