Some types of hail damage are visible, so they’re relatively easy to spot and repair. But many can be hard to see unless you go to your roof and take a closer look. While the damage seems minor at first, it can slowly affect other parts of your home. To learn how you can properly deal with hail damage, residential and commercial roof coating contractor Great Lakes Roofing and Siding explains what you need to know.
How Hail Damages Your Roof
When hail hits your roof and loosens the mineral granules of its shingles, you’ll slowly lose the protective UV-resistant layer and weaken your shingles. If this is already affecting several sections of your roof, these areas can be more susceptible to leaks. This can lead to more damage to the rest of your home, such as water stains on walls and leaks on your ceiling. If you have homeowners insurance, you should file a claim for your hail damage as soon as possible, or else you may end up shouldering the repair and replacement costs.
Your insurance provider might also refuse to pay for the costs if you wait too long to get it repaired. This is because they don’t want to cover any additional damages besides the hail. It helps to work with residential siding contractors who can guide you through every step of the claim process so that you can successfully file your insurance claim!
How You Can Look For Hail Damage
When the weather becomes favorable and you think it’s safe to go outside, get a ladder and check your roof for any signs of damage. Check out how many dents and punctures your roof has sustained so that you can determine the major areas of impact and how big the hail was. Your gutters and downspouts should also be checked for granules as they can come off during a hail storm. But keep in mind that a DIY inspection won’t always be enough, so you need to call in a professional to be more thorough.
Great Lakes Roofing and Siding has the right knowledge and expertise to ensure your roof repair or replacement project is completed efficiently. When it comes to top-notch storm damage roof repair, we’ve got you covered! Call us at (877) 938-9318 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.