Most hail/wind damage goes unnoticed by homeowners because they don't leak right away. Storm damage on roofs is usually long term damage. When hail comes down at 70+mph, it usually knocks out the granules from the shingles and cracks the matting underneath. The roof loses its water shedding capabilities and over time (6 months, 2 years, 5 years, etc.), it opens up and leaks. Insurance companies usually only acknowledge claims 6 months-1 year after the Date of Loss, so it is very important to begin the claims process as soon as possible after the damage is discovered. If left unattended, future storm damage could even be denied because of negligence. Begin the process right away with Buildaligned.