Hailstorms are common and homeowners never even bother about their roof’s condition until something goes wrong, especially after a hailstorm. Calling someone in to make a quick roof inspection or some basic maintenance repairs will avoid more damage and high expenses in the future. But it is important to take roof-action after a hailstorm for everyone’s safety under that roof.
Damage Signs on the Look Out
If you are busy and you have no time to climb up the roof and check for damage signs, it is easier to call a roofing contractor, like TJR Construction, to do a quick inspection but if you have the time and curious to know the condition of your roof, these are some signs which you could put a red flag on:
- Gutters around the house has some dents or large cracks
- Chimneys, vents or skylight has dents or rust on flashing surround it
- Cracked shingles
- There’s a circular, dark spot (Bruising) on asphalt shingles
- Indents on the roof (Dimples) on the roof due to hailstorm
- Asphalt shingles experiencing massive granule loss
- Missing shingles or roof tiles
Prioritizing on Checking Your Roof
One of the most critical periods for your roof’s condition is after a hailstorm. Thus, if there’s damage being discovered, it is crucial to immediately inform your insurance company your home insurance might cover some or the entire repair costs due to hails. If possible, do not procrastinate on calling the insurance company because it’ll be hard to prove the hail damage as time flies by.
If you decide to grab a ladder and do the roof inspection on your own, please make sure that you own proper safety equipment as this task is not easy as it looks. It could be highly hazardous if a wrong step is taken, thus it is wise to call in a professional roofing contractor that has been doing this for years and has the proper equipment to ensure his safety and others there.
Insurance covers around $4 million worth of roof maintenance costs caused by wind and hail every year, so there’s a high possibility that your house could be next. And when it does, I hope this article helps you on taking the next course of action. If you aren’t sure if your home has suffered hail damage, call TJR Construction. We will send someone out to your home, free of charge, who is trained to spot hail damage on your roof. Book your free roof inspection today by calling 1-800-766-3514.