The recent storms that swept the area brought a lot of hail, rain, and damage with it. While some of the damage was easily detected, such as fallen tree limbs, dents in gutters, and broken windows. Some damage might not be visible just yet.
Hail Vs. Roof
Hail damage is diagnosed by case to case. This all depends on what type of roof you have, the slopes, age, and quality of the construction. Metal roofs are bond to show their damage right away with dents. While asphalt roofs might need a closer inspection.
Even if your roof looks fine, hail damage doesn’t always show up right away. It can take months, even years, to start showing signs and by then you are out of the insurance claim window.
Do you need a professional?
The answer is: yes. By having a professional look at your roof after a hailstorm might sound odd. It is probably the best practice to get into. They can determine whether your roof is safe and can help you in the repair.
Professional roof inspectors are able to tell the difference between storm damage and just normal wear and tear. They can also help you file a claim with your homeowners insurance.
Once your roof is checked out and storm damage is detached, it’s time to file a claim. It’s very important to look over and understand your homeowners insurance.
Be sure to give the professionals at Mihalko’s Fire and Water Restoration a call to determine whether or not your roof has sustained hail damage.