Check Gutters and Roof
Make sure your gutters are clear after a hailstorm. Roofing contractors inspect your gutters if there are large cracks or dents. Large hail can break or loosen the granules on your roof shingles, and often, the hail can also break the shingle itself. In the gutter downspouts, damaged granules can become disconnected from the shingles. Hits from hail that are black in color. Granules lose their granularity, allowing roof felt to be exposed. Matte or asphalt that appears shiny. Hail hits that feel soft to the touch, like bruises on an apple.
It is much easier for hailstorms to damage older roofs. Eventually, the roof base deteriorates, which reduces the roof’s life expectancy. The damage may not be visible at first, but eventually, it becomes apparent. So if you have an older roof, you should check your gutters and look for signs of damage immediately after a hail storm.
Some homeowners may be tempted to climb onto their roof to check for signs of damage, such as missing shingles, dimpled shingles, or cracks in the shingles themselves. Rather than inspecting your roof yourself, you should hire a professional. Professional roofers or insurance adjusters can usually best determine if you need to replace your roof due to hail damage.
File Insurance Claim After Hail Storm
Call your insurance company as soon as possible if you suspect your home was damaged. The time between the storm and the hail claim can cause an insurance company to deny the claim if a homeowner waits to file a hail claim or didn’t know there was a hail storm while they were away from home. Moreover, if your home does suffer hail damage, you might find that leaks develop, which could cause serious damage to the interior.
If You Decide Not to Replace a Hail Damaged Roof
Now the insurer owes you money and if you don’t replace the damaged components the insurance company won’t pay for replacing these components 5 years later when a subsequent (and more severe) storm comes through, and in fact, might cancel your policy if you don’t replace hail-damaged components in a timely manner.
Roof Hail Storm Damage Repair Professionals
Your roof is your home’s primary protection against harsh weather. During a storm, hailstones batter your roof shingles or tiles. In severe cases, hail can cause extensive damage and come with long-term consequences. If a hailstorm damaged your roof in Georgia, a roof repair professional help is only a phone call away. Contact Adonai Roofing today to schedule a professional roof repair and save unnecessary costs.