Perhaps hail storms may not be the worst things that could cause damage to your home, but preventing hail damage especially at the roof’s level is very important.
Hail is a precipitation form which usually appears during heavy thunderstorms, when air currents which go up bring rain drops into those higher-level clouds, where temperatures usually fall below freezing. Ice crystals thus gather around tiny particles floating up in the air, creating the sometimes destructive hailstones.
So after a hailstorm it is very important to have your roof inspected by local Lakewood roofers, or even by several different contractors. This is very important for your insurance-related issues, especially in case of severe damages.
In order to prevent hail damage, you should be familiar with its most frequent causes. Thus, it is the size, the density and the speed of the hailstones which determine whether or not it has a disastrous effect on one’s roof. At any rate, before calling on a roofer to check things more thoroughly, you can try and see things on your own, either with a pair of binoculars, or with a drone. This can help you see if there is any serious damage in the first place.