Spring may bring warmer weather, but it also comes with hailstorms that could damage your roof. Pea- or softball-sized hailstones can wreak havoc on roofs, causing holes, cracks, chips and other types of damage that may require a roof repair or replacement.
Don’t assume your roof is fine after any hailstorm even if it looks OK. Whether you suspect roof damage or not, here are some things you can do after the skies clear.
Enlist professional residential roofing services to help you detect hail damage to your roof. Typically, roofers check for punctures or holes as well as excessive granule loss to confirm hail damage. You can also do a visual inspection of your roof in the meantime while waiting for the roofers to arrive. From the ground, you can use binoculars to look for visible damage to your roof – such as missing or loose shingles.
Take Photos to Document the Damage
Photographs prove the incident occurred. Use a high-quality camera to record the hail damage. Then, find hailstone specimens of varying sizes and photograph them beside an object for size reference.
Contact Your Insurance Agent
Call your insurance agent before filing a claim and hiring a roofing contractor to fix your roof. Your agent may have handled cases similar to yours and can advise you if it would be a good idea to continue filing a claim. Making frequent insurance claims can put you in bad standing.
Professional roofers can help you determine the extent of hail damage. With their knowledge and experience, they can find other hidden damage by tracing their source through special methods. They also have the tools and skills needed for your roof repair or replacement.
For quality roofing and exterior siding installation services, you should work with the highly dependable and experienced professionals at Renovation Team. Request a free quote by calling (636) 939-1061 or filling out our contact form. We serve customers in St. Charles and St. Louis, MO.