There's nothing minor about "minor" hail damage.
Some people may think that the damage sustained by their property from hail may not be worth worrying about. They may think that the damage is minor. As a homeowner, you should know that all hail damage is worth looking into.
To have physical hail damage to exterior surfaces of your house like your roofing or siding, there must be actual dents, holes, splits or impressions on the actual surface of the material. So, if you have sustained minor hail damage, you have sustained one or more of the type of damage just described.
The only difference between minor hail damage and other types is simply a matter of the the sizes of the dents, holes, splits or impressions. So, having minor damage does not mean that your house did not sustain damage. Nor does it mean that you have sustained "less" of anything. In fact, "minor" hail damage could actually be more widespread than other hail damage.
For example, a one inch hailstorm (a hailstorm consisting primarily of hailstones that are roughly 1 inch in diameter) could create small dents along certain elevations of your aluminum siding. These dents may be relatively small and yet there may be thousands of them. The small dents could be peppered along your siding to the point that it looks ravaged in a certain light.
A larger hailstorm, like one that contains 2 inch hailstones, may make deeper dents on aluminum siding, but there may be far fewer of them. The impressions may be more obvious in some lighting situations but the actual number of dents may be a small fraction of the smaller hailstorm example.
Which type of damage would be considered worse? Would you consider any if these damages minor?
Protect the Value of Your Home
Physical hail damage comes in all sorts of varieties. For some reason, people are under the impression that hail needs to break windows or somehow cause a roof leak to justify a claim. Unfortunately, these same people take a hit when they try to sell a house with damaged siding and or roofing.
Plus, even if the damage goes undetected by professional home inspectors, chances are that many people within the same community have had their damaged houses repaired. This means that many people in the neighborhood have new or newer roofing, siding, etc. So, the people that never address their hail damage may substantially financially "lose out" based on the fact that their house simply looks older than the others that have recently been repaired.
So, if you are someone that has sustained hail damage, you should address the situation, educate yourself about it and get the repairs performed. If you do nothing about it now, you'll pay for it later.