Hail damaged roofs present in many different ways. Obviously if your home has sustained damage from very large hail, the damage may be obvious. Damage from smaller hail, however, will not be as easy to see and may take a professional to look for the signs to ensure that your hail damage is caught and can be remedied properly.
Obviously if you saw the hail falling, it is best to take photos of the hail with something of a standard size (ruler is best) lying next to the actual hail stone. This is a great way to prove to your insurance company that the hail storm actually occurred, but often people are sleeping or not at home when the hail falls. If substantial hail falls in your area, the first indication may very well be when you are contacted by a roofing company. Most roofing companies who are in the business of repairing hail damaged roofs will receive updates from weather services about the locations where hail has fallen so that they can market to those areas.
This is another prime indicator that there has been hail damage in the area. Be sure to ask some of your neighbors if their roof has sustained damage and you will find out very quickly if it is possible that your roof have an issue.
We do not recommend that you climb onto your roof to find out if it has sustained damage. Simply call us and we will be happy to take a look at it for you to see if you have a claim. If your roof is damaged, we can advise you on the proper course of action and will work with you and your insurance company to maximize your claim and ensure that it is done properly.
It is common sense that when you are installing a roof on your home, you want a company who has been working in your area and will remain there once all of the storm work has been completed. A company from out of town will likley leave when the work dries up, and your warranty will likely leave with them.
Call us today so that we can assess your roof's needs and properly inform you on your next move.