You should never underestimate what hail can do to your roof and the rest of your home. After a severe hailstorm, be sure to schedule a professional inspection. Even if your roof looks like it is in good shape, it could have issues difficult to detect by the untrained eye.
Here are things you should do if you believe your roof suffered damage after a hailstorm.
Document the Event
The first thing to do is to take note of the exact date and time the storm occurred. In your documentation, include where you suspect there is damage in your home. When it’s safe to go outdoors, capture pictures of your property following the hailstorm, paying more attention to damaged areas. Place the largest hailstone you can find beside a ruler or tape measure and take photos of it.
Look for Indications of Damage
From the ground, look for signs of damage around your home. For your safety, don’t attempt to climb up a ladder. Inspections, especially after a weather event, are best done by professionals. You can use binoculars to assess the roof from the ground.
Contact a Reputable Roofer
If you suspect damage after a hailstorm, contact a roofer immediately. Be careful whom you hire after a weather event because it’s when storm chasers or scammers are widespread. Only work with reputable and licensed contractors for your storm damage repairs.
Speak to Your Insurance Provider
Let your insurance provider know about the damage if there is any. You must know the inclusions and exclusions of your policy. Also, don’t wait too long before filing a claim because your insurer might have deadlines. If the first offer is too low, don’t hesitate to file for a re-assessment.
For emergency and storm damage repair services, you can always count on Arrowhead Roofing. We are ready to address roofing issues caused by high winds, tornadoes, hail, heavy rains, and fires. Call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.