Last month, there were over 3,000 homes that experienced hail damage in a 36 square mile radius in the Metro. If you suspect your home is one of them, there are a few things to look for before calling your insurance company.
Hail sizes and their damage
Hail damage can occur with varying size hail. Especially if it is coupled with wind. However, the smaller the hail, the less likely it is to cause damage to your roof. Hail smaller than 1 inch in diameter typically will not do much harm, if any to your roof. Hail between 1 and 2 inches will damage roofing but has a harder time damaging built-up types or S-shaped concrete tiles. If hail is larger than 2 inches in diameter, it is in your best interest to schedule an inspection. Large hail can cause extensive damage that could compromise the integrity of your home.
Signs of hail damage
Homeowners can safely check for hail damage to their roof without climbing up a ladder. If there is visible damage to the gutters, downspouts, siding, decks, or other outdoor items there is likely damage to the roof’s shingles. Noticeable denting means it is time to call your local and trusted professional for an inspection. Working with a professional roofing contractor will help ensure you receive the appropriate compensation for any storm damage claim you make with your insurance company.
Choosing your roofing company
After damage is found, it is time to file an insurance claim. Once your insurance company is notified, an adjuster will be assigned to your claim. It’s a good idea to have your chosen roofing contractor be present during the insurance claim inspection. Two sets of trained eyes are better than just one. Your roofing contractor may be able to help point out additional damage to your shingles that an inspector may miss.
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