After a storm hits your area, go around your home and try to identify any visible signs of hail damage
The first place to look for damage caused by hail is your gutters. High-impact hail that causes roof damage will most likely dent your gutters and/or downspouts. This is the easiest place to see and evaluate when looking for signs of roof damage. If there are dents and dings on your gutters and downspouts, you’re likely to have problems on the roof.
If you’re not aware of any obvious issues following a hail storm, your roof might still have significant damage, give us a call for a complimentary inspection, we offer free estimates on roofing, gutters and siding, we have the experience and knowledge to evaluate the extent of damage to your property after a storm.
When large hail hits your roof, the granules on the shingles can shake loose and fall off, collecting in your gutter downspouts, and cause water to back up, you may also lose shingles altogether following a violent storm.
High winds can break the seal of the shingles and make the roof penetrable to wind-driven rain.
High winds and hail can weaken the seal integrity of your shingles. A weakened seal is what causes a shingle to blow off and can leave your roof exposed to the elements. Once a shingle is damaged, its integrity has been permanently compromised. This can lead to leaks, and it can cause other shingles around it to tear.
When your roof has been damaged due to severe weather, you want to be sure you choose an experienced roofing contractor in your area with the skills and expertise required to restore your roof.
Many insurance companies require you to file a claim within one year after determining that your roof has sustained hail damage. We recommend that you make an appointment to have your roof inspected as soon as possible after a severe storm. A typical homeowners insurance policy will include coverage for roof damage from hail.
Don’t wait until it’s too late, give us a call to schedule your free roof inspection, we have over 20 years of experience and can help you with your insurance claim if necessary.