Why Hail Damage Is a Major Concern for Most Roofs and What to Do Next
You can always count on your roof to protect you and your family in harsh weather, but over time it will continually deteriorate and provide less protection. This is especially true in areas prone to hail storms, where they may even fell trees and cause considerable damage to your other property. But since moving may not be a viable alternative, you must consider other options. In case of hail damage, here is a list of things you should do.
1. Call a Professional Your first action should be to get in touch with a professional roofing company. They will take a look at your property, assess the damage, and in some instances, even repair the roof. Their inspection will also help you find out whether you need to replace the roof.
2. Inspect Your Roof Before help arrives, you can check the surface of your roof for dents or deep scratches. These are indications of hail damage that could imply more damage hidden underneath the surface. Also, check the interior of your home for leaks.
It's also likely that the hail caused cracks in your gutters and downspouts, which might leak, causing additional damage to your roof. Ensure you conduct a thorough inspection of your gutters, checking for damaged or missing parts, and avoid standing directly under them until you've fixed them.
3. Call Your Insurer If you or a professional roofer identifies hail damage, contact your insurer as soon as possible. This may sound obvious, but amid the confusion that follows a natural disaster, it's easy to forget about it. Be prepared to submit proof, such as repair receipts or invoices from contractors you've hired or someone else who rents out part of the property being fixed.
However, if you don't have insurance, we advise you to get it. Don't wait for a disaster to push you into getting one.
Ignoring hail damage may cause more serious issues and costlier repairs. For the sake of your roof and property, act proactively right away. We'd advise you to fix it, but we know it's not easy for the untrained eye to identify roof damage from a hailstorm. Even apparent damage could go unnoticed for months or years before it worsens. As such, it's best to leave it to the professionals. With over thirty years of quality service, our experts at Mammoth Roofing Services guarantee nothing but the best. We provide tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of our clients. So if you're in need of any roofing services, please contact us right away.