During a hailstorm, the majority of the hail that hits your house and roof are typically too small to cause any damage. However, some hail may be irregularly shaped or larger than the others, which can cause damage that may go unnoticed. If left unattended, this damage will result in a roof leak. Korrect General Contracting, a top provider of complete roofing solutions, believes it’s better to be safe than sorry. Today, we will discuss storm damage to your roof and explain how to tell if the roof damage requires an insurance claim:
How Can You Tell If You Need to File an Insurance Claim?
When inspecting your roof, insurance adjusters use a method called a test square. They take a 10×10 foot section of your roof and evaluate it for signs of damage. Since the insurance company is the one responsible for setting the damage thresholds, you can’t be completely certain that your roof’s damage necessitates an insurance claim. It depends on your insurance company.
While you can never be certain, you can have a good idea of how probable it is that you need to file a claim. Ask a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof after the hail storm and ask them to give their opinion on whether you should file a claim. You should also take this opportunity to ask them about their residential roof replacement options or their roof repair services.
Why You Need to Schedule a Roof Inspection After a Storm
Hail damage is insidious in nature and the problems it may cause might not be visually evident. Hail may hit a shingle, cause it to lose granules and make it more vulnerable to roof leaks even though the shingle doesn’t look any different from before. A roof inspection will prevent any roof leaks from happening. A professional will know where to look and what signs to look for.
We can help you with an emergency roof leak repair and assist you throughout the insurance process. Our team has over 40 years of combined experience in the industry and we are experts in helping homeowners deal with insurance claims. Call us at (817) 725-7769 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free inspection. We serve Dallas, TX, and nearby areas.