Hail Damage. We all know that it's a natural phenomenon. It wrecks damages causing property loss and most especially a damaged roof. It affects your roof which is your investment.
Are you prepared to deal with it if it hits your property? As you cannot prevent it, you need to verify, identify, and report the damage to your Certified Roofing Contractor, as well as find out whether your insurance covers the repair costs. (Read on to learn more tips.)
APD Roofing can help you in filing a claim for roof damage
Let's get started. Here are signs to tell if your roof damage is caused by hail.
1. Bruises or Dark Spots
Typically, when hail hits a roof, the Shingles' granules are displaced, which is the easiest way to tell if your roof is damaged. A few granules have disappeared and there are dark spots on the roof. Roofing contractors are usually the ones who can confirm displacements and detect further damage. (Hail storms? Hail damage? Need Help?)
2. Curling Shingles
Curled shingles indicate strong winds lifted them. This is a clear sign of damage. Be sure to replace damaged areas. Then contractors apply cement to the curled edges and press the shingle to ensure it is secure.
3. Dented Gutters
During bad weather, your gutters can be damaged. Even small hailstones can dents gutters and decrease their functionality of the gutters. APD Roofing - a top-quality roofing company is at your service.
1. Water leaks
When hail damages a roof, roof leaks occur. A homeowner who fails to fix this will experience leaks.
2. Increase in Energy
Hail damage damages the air ducts, allowing warm and cold air to enter. As a result, you have to work harder to keep your home at a constant temperature
3. Mold Growth
When your roof leaks following a hail storm, moisture accumulates inside your house. You are not just having problems with your roof, but also with mold. The mold grows around a leaky area and spreads throughout the entire room.
Hail that hits your roof will cause damage depending on its size. Hail smaller than 1 inch can damage asphalt shingles. A hailstone as large as an egg (2 to 3 inches) will leave visible signs of damage on the shingles.
The Next Step you need to take
Now that you know how to tell if your roof was from hail damage:
1. Documents the details of the storm
Be sure to take note of how the roof was damaged. Keep a record of everything, including the date. You should take pictures so that the roofing company and the insurance company can refer to them. Take note that APD Roofing is a roofing company that specializes in insurance too.
2. Consider filing a Roof Hail Insurance Claim
If your roof was damaged by the hailstorm, you may need to replace it. Report the damage to your insurance provider. Your insurance company will determine if your roof is really damaged. After that, an adjuster will come and look at your home. Make sure you have your documentation with you. In this way, you will be able to prove that your roof is damaged.
3. Make an appointment with APD Roofing - the quality roofing contractor
A roof that doesn't show signs of damage doesn't mean it's in good shape. You'll need a roofer to help you with the process of filing an insurance claim. We are here to help you if that's the case. Visit our website to learn more about our claim service (click here). If you do not need to file a claim, you will still have someone to ensure your roof is in good shape. Hire a roofer to inspect and determine if a repair is necessary.
Don't be naive especially when it comes to hail-related roof damage. Hopefully, you now know how to identify damage caused by hail on your roof. Keep an eye out for signs inside and outside your property. If the damage is clearly visible, call a roofing contractor and file an insurance claim.
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APD Roofing Houston