Hail storms can cause a great deal of damage to your roof, even if they weren’t severe enough to cause a huge volley of hail, pelting your home. In any storm, there is a surge of wind, which could also place your home in need of roof repair.
After a hail storm is over, you should check for wind, rain, or hail damage to your roof. If there has been hail damage, or any other type of damage, document it, and contact your insurance agent to let them know you will be needing a roof repair.
Checking for Roof Damage
After a hail storm, thunderstorm, tornado, or hurricane, your home may be damaged, and you could need a roof repair job done. Indoors, check your attic, ceiling, and walls for signs of water leaking, or other water damage, as this means you should have your roof repaired or replaced. Some ways that you can check for wind or hail damage to your roof from the ground are:
- Checking for missing shingles
- Checking for broken or missing fascia
- Checking any valleys, seams, edges, and angles on your roof
- Checking your roof and siding for hail damage in the form of dimples
After checking these things from the ground, if you are unsure about whether or not your roof has been damaged after a hail storm, call a professional trained in roof repair. For your own safety, do not climb on to your roof yourself, unless you are a trained roofer.
Contacting Your Insurance Provider
When your roof has been damaged in a hail storm, a good place to start is by calling your insurance agent. Your agent will help you assess your situation, and help you determine if you need to file an insurance claim. It is recommended that you document any damage, and include photos. You should also keep track of any work you do yourself, including both time and money spent on repairs. If you keep the receipts, and log the time you spend, most insurance companies will reimburse you for these costs.
Locating the Right Roof Repair Company
It is important to finding a company that is local to you, affordable, and most of all, experienced in roof repair. Our company can help you with your hail damage roof repair needs, and we serve Fort Collins, CO, Loveland, CO, Longmont, CO, Greeley, CO, and all of northern Colorado.
(Image and excerpt from “Tips to check and repair your roof after storm damage”)