Do you ever wonder how roofing companies all over the United States deal with storm damage, after recent mega hurricanes like Harvey?
Believe it or not, hail can be highly damaging to a property’s roof, it’s not just the cars that get hit. All professional roofing contractors will agree that the negative effects of a hailstorm can result in high cost of roof repair. People will choose to deal with the situation independently as an attempt to reduce the cost; however, this can be even more costly and result in additional expenses. To ensure that the cost of getting it fixed is worthwhile, it is important to find a local roofing professional to manage the storm damage correctly. This article will provide information on how local roofing companies identify and repair storm damage with particular focus on hailstorms.
What Is A Hailstorm?
Hailstorms are weather occurrences where balls of ice are produced. The balls of ice range in size from a few centimeters to several inches in diameter. While a high inch ball of ice is a rare occurrence, it is possible for a ball this size to develop and cause major damage to a property. However, the more common and smaller hail can do enough damage to the property to require local roofing professionals to complete major repair work.
How Does A Hailstorm Damage The Roof?
Hail damage is not simple to identify or detect, particularly if the property is several story’s in height and the roof cannot be easily accessed. “Hail damage is detrimental to the property because it can leave the home exposed to potential water damage as part of the storm; therefore, limiting the lifespan of the roof.” said Jacob Cooner when I spoke with him 3 days ago. He said that It’s because of this that you should have a local roofing professional identify and manage the damage as soon as possible. Jacob is a trustworthy roofer of 15 years, he owns and operates JC Roofing of Virginia Beach and you can read more at his roofing company’s website. Also, did you know that if you wait too long, you may be denied insurance by your insurance company once you finally file a claim for the necessary repairs.
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What Are The Steps Involved In Dealing With Hailstorm Damage?
If you suspect that your home has been damaged by a hailstorm, it is recommended that you engage in the following steps to have it repaired. Firstly, you should check the exterior of the property for any visible damage. When checking the building, look for items such as dents on the roof. You should also note if you are able to access the roof or if this is no longer a possibility.
Next, you should check the home for any visible damage inside the walls. Water stains on the ceiling or water running down the walls will indicate a problem that must be addressed immediately by roofing professionals. If you do not fix these potential leaks, it is possible that you will need to replace the entire roof.
Once the damage has been identified, it is necessary to contact a local roofing company to assist with the damage repair. The roofing contractor will provide an independent evaluation listing the cost of roofing repairs or replacement. Usually the roofing contractor will be willing to act as a “go between” for you and the insurance agent and they tend to be less biased in their assessment as they do not work for the insurance company.
It is also recommended that you gain a second insurance quote from an insurance company. This will be a second opinion and give you another option for the roofing repair cost.