As a homeowner, you should know that hail damage isn’t immediately visible until it has already started to damage other parts of your home. To avoid further damage to your roof, it’s important to have it inspected by a professional roof replacement contractor right after a hailstorm or whenever any other severe weather event hits your area.
Why Shouldn’t You Ignore Your Hail-Damaged Roof?
Whenever hail hits your roof, it loosens the protective granule coating of its shingles. When this happens, you’ll lose the protective layer that prevents ultraviolet (UV) rays from weakening your shingles and make them brittle. If you have several areas already exposed to the harsh elements, they can also be prone to leaks which can lead to additional damage within your roofing system.
If you don’t file a claim immediately, you may end up paying for all the repair and replacement costs. Your insurance provider can refuse to pay for the costs because, when you wait too long to get it repaired, the insurer won’t cover the additional damages caused by the hail. To ensure that you can successfully file your insurance claim, we recommend working with a trusted roofing contractor who can assist you in each step of the process.
Looking for Signs of Hail Damage
As soon as the hailstorm subsides, call in your trusted roofing contractor to have your roof inspected. In the meantime, if you think it’s safe, get a ladder, and check your roof for any signs of damage. Knowing how many dents and punctures your roof has sustained will help you determine the major area of impact and how big the hail was.
You’ll also need to check your gutters and downspouts for granules that may have come off your shingles during the hailstorm. Also, be on the lookout for bruised shingles, which can sometimes be less noticeable than dented shingles.
When it comes to trustworthy roof repair, Superior Roofing is your best choice in the area. You can reach us at (706) 322-9032, or you can fill out our convenient contact form for a free estimate! We serve Phenix City and nearby areas.