Hail Damage Repair and Impact Resistant Shingles
Hail damage can be hard on homeowners and cause future leaks.
With all the hail storms we get in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, you need all the protection you can get from hail storms. With this in mind, our team at Hometown Roofing can install high-quality impact resistant shingles.
These are great for preventing you from having to replace your roof when the next hail storm arrives. Impact resistant shingles are not only stronger than the normal asphalt shingles but they also sometimes give you discounts on your insurance premiums. Make sure to call your insurance agent ahead of time to see what rules and restrictions they have.
Hail damage can be hard on homeowners and cause future leaks if you ignore the damage and don’t get your roofrepaired. Contact our team at Hometown Roofing today for your next hail damage project. We are experts in repairing hail damage around the Dallas and Fort Worth area.
Hail Damage, Now What?
After a hail storm results in visible damage to your roof, you should hire someone to inspect it. This should be done promptly because hail damage may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy. It won’t be covered, however, if you can’t show your roof repair occurred due to a covered event. “Covered event” is insurance-speak that essentially means a bad thing happened and is covered by your policy.
If the damage is extensive, it might make sense to hire an independent auditor who can deal with the documentation and claims process on your behalf. Otherwise, just hire someone promptly — like our team at Hometown Roofing — and have it documented and filed as early as possible.
Roof damage needs to be repaired promptly because when the integrity of the roof is compromised, it puts the entire house at risk of experiencing further damage. A small hole can let in the rain and this can soak the contents of the house. It can get worse with every incidence of rain following the damage until it is repaired.
Water damage is not always visible. When there is visible water damage, it is very often just the tip of the iceberg, as water damage is typically hidden behind a wall, in the attic or under the carpet. What seems to be a small problem can readily be a scarily large problem.
Furthermore, once everything gets wet, mold can begin to grow. This can be a serious and potentially life-threatening source of health problems, especially true if there are children, seniors or people with certain health issues living in the building.
Choose a Roofing Company You Can Trust
Hail can cause a shocking amount of damage in a short period of time. Make sure you promptly to schedule an appointment with a trusted roofer following a hail storm. Those who don’t think hail damage is a big deal can wind up watching their property damage problems compound as time goes by, only to be told their claim is denied because the problem cannot be adequately tied back to the hail storm to prove it is a covered event.
Don’t let that be you. Keep our number (888-798-2917) handy so you can call promptly, should anything go wrong. Put together a list of emergency numbers, including ours, and post them in a prominent place like on the side of the fridge or inside a kitchen cabinet door, where you will be sure to find them when you need them the most.
Studies show that having your hail damage properly documented and having an advocate on your side can dramatically increase the total payout by the insurance company, getting you all that you are rightfully due under the terms of your policy. Don’t be intimidated by the process of filing a claim. This is exactly the reason we have insurance to begin with: to help with life’s unexpected events that we cannot control.