Determining whether your roof has been damaged from a hail storm may be difficult. It's important to keep your roof in top condition to avoid structural deterioration that may cause leaks. Many insurance companies will consider paying for a roof that has been damaged by hail, but it must be correctly assessed. Insurance adjusters will require the opinion of a professional roofing contractor like ProBuiltCo.
If you have been in a hailstorm the most obvious damage you see is to cars and most of us look for it immediately after the last ice nugget has fallen.
If it's happened to you or someone you know, you're horrified because the once smooth surface is now riddled with dents and pits.
Most people do not ever consider that their home was damaged as well.
Your roof is as susceptible to hail damage as the hood of your car. When hail hits your roof it creates a bruise. This bruise may have even cracked the fiberglass membrane and can allow water to seep into your home. It may not leak the day after the storm but over time it will happen.
It's difficult to determine whether a shingled roof needs to be replaced after a hail storm because the damage is not readily evident.
Our Storm Damage Specialists are specially trained and experienced to determine the damage and take swift and immediate corrective action for you.
We check the entire roof structure and gutter system. If we see a lot of granules re-roofing would be a consideration.
Granules aren't just for appearance purposes, they're there to protect the asphalt based roof product (the shingle). It doesn't take much of a hail storm to dislodge a bunch of granules, thereby exposing the asphalt and shortening the service life of your roof.
If your roof went through a hail storm and no damage can be readily seen by you, that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. If enough granules were knocked loose, the sun will hit the exposed asphalt further damaging the roof and underlayment. The exposed asphalt will deteriorate and more granules will come loose. In a few months and after a few showers of rain, the damage will be readily evident.
Many times hail storms produce visible damage, but beware, only a trained roofing hail damage specialist can uncover the real damage!
Call us for a roof inspection.