Why Get Your Roof Inspected After Hail Storms
More summer in Minnesota means that there are more chances of hail storms. Hail can break the shingles on your roof, cause structural damage, and even injury to your person. Not only should you take precautions to keep yourself safe but to keep your house safe. Even with storm-proofing, damage can happen.
It’s important to get your roof inspected to see what, if any, damage a hail storm caused. Check your gutters for large cracks or dents. Damage to your gutters can indicate that there is also damage to your roof. While it may be tempting to climb to your roof yourself, call the experts to fully and correctly assess the damages.
When you call us at Prominent Construction LLC, we do more than provide you with a thorough inspection. We make sure you also know what’s going on, by educating you on every aspect of the process. You’ll know exactly what we’re up to when we’re up on your roof. Our team will help walk you through your insurance claim step by step as well.
Type of Damage that Hail Can Cause to your Roof
Some people might not realize the amount of damage that hail can have on your home. A storm damaged roof may seem in good conditions to the untrained eye but you’ll eventually realize the damage hail has caused on your home. This damage can be as small as dings in aluminum sidings or asphalt shingles or it can cause cracking in wooden shakes or vinyl sidings or it can even puncture through the roof. At the point of impact, hail can also cause granule loss which can lead to accelerated aging of your shingles.
Many don’t think they need hail damage roof repair for this type of damage because they think it’s cosmetic but it leaves the asphalt coating to be directly exposed to the harsh elements. Other damages can also occur such as the hail exposing the fiberglass mat and fracturing it as well as the loosening of the self-seal strip.
Our team at Prominent Construction LLC are the hail damage roofing contractors for you. We can replace individual shingles or the whole roof based on your wants and needs. We work with a variety of roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are the most popular types of shingles because they’re more durable than the standard shingle and can match well with a wide variety of homes. We also work with cedar shake shingles, metal roofs, and rubber roofs. All materials are built to withstand harsh weather. You can easily get a free estimate on how much it is to install one of these beneficial materials that will protect your home from hail on our website.
The Hail Storm Damage Claims Process
Besides contacting a roofing contractor you can trust, like us, after a hail storm, you’ll also want to immediately contact your insurance company to file a claim. If time lapse between the cause of the damage and when you claim, your insurance company has the potential to deny your claim.
Make sure the damage seen from the ground has been assessed and recorded as well as the date of the storm. Take pictures if you can. And then give Prominent Construction a call to help assist your with your storm damage claims process.