Hail Damage Advice
What is hail damage?
Most hail storms don’t damage roofs, but occasionally the hail can get as large as a quarter – large enough to make small dents or divots in asphalt shingles. Those divots may not cause immediate trouble, but over time they can wreak havoc on your roof.
For instance, you’ve probably noticed that asphalt shingle have a sandy material on top. This material is added to protect the asphalt from the sun’s UV rays. When a large piece of hail hits your roof causing hail damage, it removes some of those granules and loosens others.
Over time, rain washes away the loose material, exposing the asphalt. This causes the asphalt to dry up and crack, allowing water to leak in.
If I do have hail damage, should I replace my roof right away?
You don’t have to do it immediately, but keep in mind that most insurance policies limit the time that you have to file a claim. Also, if you do have damage you have a responsibility to mitigate any further problems caused by a damaged roof. If your roof has been damaged by hail, the warranty on your shingles is voided in almost every case, so it makes sense to file an insurance claim. But first you need to make sure you have a claim – and for that, you need assessment from one of our roof replacement experts.
It’s nearly impossible to assess the damage that may exist on your roof from the ground, but our roofers can get a close-up look and give you a free, honest, no-obligation assessment. If your roof has sustained damage, then your Homeowners Insurance Company is responsible for the cost of replacing your roof.
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As a LOCAL COMPANY, we will be here to serve your roofing needs now and for years to come. Call us to arrange a meeting with one of our qualified roof repair professionals!