Storms can make a significant impact on a roof, especially when accompanied by high winds and hail. If not identified and fixed quickly, a roof can sustain irreparable damage. Learn what you can do about hail roof damage.
Inspect Roof after Hail Storm
After a hailstorm, it’s always a good idea to inspect your roof for any damage it may have caused. If you observe loose or missing shingles, get them repaired or replaced immediately. Also, check your gutters, because they can collect in the downspouts. Older roofs are more susceptible to hail damage since, over time, the base of the roof becomes exposed; this results in deterioration, which compromises the life and integrity of the roof.
Continue to see about contacting a roofing contractor and filing an insurance claim after a hailstorm.
Call a Respectable Contractor
Once damage occurs, contact a reputable and respectable contractor, such as what we have at The Roof Doctor—particularly if you’re in a large city and contractors and insurance companies operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. You’d rather have work done now as opposed to months later.
File an Insurance Claim
The best time to contact your insurance company about hail damage is immediately after you detect it. If you’re away when a hailstorm hits, call directly upon returning home, as the more time you let lapse, the less likelihood of a claim denial. Also, the damage could affect your home’s interior due to leaks, so don’t wait.
Ensure you, your spouse, a respected contractor, and insurance adjustor meet to discuss the claim. Some insurance companies may bring in adjusters from out of state if a wide geographical area is affected. A contractor can communicate much easier with an insurance adjuster face-to-face instead of over the phone after returning home.
Be Aware of Storm Chasers
These predators are usually out-of-town groups, individuals, or companies that prey on homeowners by using high pressure and deceptive sales practices; this is especially true of seniors who are taken in because they’re more trusting. If these people accost you, warn others and check in with aging parents or grandparents for any roof damage they may have sustained, so you ensure they don’t get scammed.
Contact Our Roof Experts
If you’ve sustained roof damage after a hailstorm and need an experienced and respectable roofing company, contact us. We serve the greater Salt Lake area, including Tooele, Ogden, Layton, Brigham City, and Bountiful. Our expert technicians will come and inspect your damage and discuss your options with you. Call us today.