Got Hail? Roof Hail Damage Restoration & What to Expect
We live in a part of the country where it is inevitable that someday we are going to have to deal with hail. Roofs and siding on your home are continually vulnerable to hail damage. Fortunately, restoration of a hail-damaged roof is both attainable and economically feasible.
Diagnosing The Problem
Before restoration is even considered, the extent of the damage needs to be determined. Damage from hail to a roof can be stealthy and invisible from the ground.
With golf ball sized hail or larger, you’ll see noticeable signs of destruction to siding, gutters, or windows. In that situation, it’s probably a given that the roof also has some extent of damage.
Did you know?
When hail is closer to quarter size, and up to golf ball sized hail, detection of damage from the ground level is difficult to assess.
While it is obvious that climbing onto the roof is the way to assess the damage, it is not advisable for you to do so, particularly with any type of tiled or shingled roof.
Loosened tiles can be dangerous to walk on, not to mention if the damage to the roof deck also exists but is covered by the damaged tiles.
If you suspect any sort of damage to your roof, the first step is to contact your insurance company.
Most homeowner’s insurance covers hail damage to roofs. They’ll likely schedule an inspector to climb on your roof to assess the problem. These inspectors, work for the insurance company, not for you. Either way, it is in your best interest to hire a roofing contractor to diagnose the extent of the problem. They’ll know what to look for, what can be saved, what needs restoration, and be able to estimate the costs.
Keep in mind that if your roof has any vents or other fixtures, these too will likely require repair or replacement. What may not seem like much damage to a roof (may not be apparent to you), may actually be significant, and that’s why a trained professional is necessary for proper assessment.
The reason any roof ever needs a replacement is due to ongoing wear and tear, and hail damage is a well known way to speed that process up.
Call us today, we will give you a fair estimate based on the work needed and not what the insurance company is willing to pay.