Hail Damage

/Hail Damage

When Hail Strikes

It’s Time to Call In the Professionals

When a hailstorm comes into your area it is very difficult to tell if you have had hail damage to your roof from the ground. In these instances you should have a close inspection done from the roof. If you believe that you have hail damage you need to contact your insurance company and ask for an adjuster to come inspect your roof for hail damage repair. Call a reputable roofing company and ask for the same inspection. If there are any discrepancies between the adjuster’s findings and the roofer’s findings you may call for a “RE-INSPECTION” where your adjuster meets with the roofer to go over the roof together. Re-inspections are very common. The insurance company must determine two things when assessing the amount of your loss:

  1. Was there sufficient damage to the roof to declare it a total loss? (Usually determined by 10 verified hail hits per 100 square feet.)
  2. What is the size of the roof and how many shingles will be needed to replace the roof?

What Does Hail Do

to an Asphalt Roof?

Hail can cause many problems for an asphalt roof. It accelerates granule loss and shingle aging. It may void a manufacturers warranty and can lead to many other associated problems. This doesn’t mean that you will have to get your roof replaced immediately; however the nature of hail damage is that it may or may not pose an immediate threat to the structural integrity of your roof. Many insurance companies have a “statute of limitations” of how long a hail claim is viable. If you have experienced a loss such as hail damage, it is important to take care of the problem in a timely manner before it leads to other associated problems.