How Hail Damages a Roof
Unlike rain or snow, hail is hard ice around the size of pebbles. Even though they’re small, they fall from a height that gives them high speed and force. When they fall on roofing, they cause dents, holes, and other signs of visible damage. They can also crack shingles or move them enough to allow moisture to seep in.
Some hailstones are as big as baseballs, and the winds can be strong enough to increase each pebble’s velocity. It’s not surprising that hail storms can result in punctures and large holes on a property.
Why a Professional Is Needed to Inspect the Roof
After a major hail storm, you might be tempted to visit your roof and find signs of damage yourself, but we recommend working with a professional. These experts have the right equipment and knowledge to accurately assess the damage on your roof.
In addition, they can detect invisible damage, help you determine if replacements are needed, and assist you in processing an insurance claim. Working with them is the more cost-effective and comprehensive approach to repairing hail damage.
Working With Insurance To Make a Claim for Replacement After Hail Damage
Claiming insurance for roof replacement can be a complex process, especially if it’s your first time. There are a lot of steps involved, so you’ll want the help of an expert to navigate the entire process.
First, you’ll need to contact your insurance carrier, so they can instruct you on what to do next. They’ll request an estimate from an insurance adjuster or a roofing company for the repair or replacement. At Bulldog Builders, we’ll provide an accurate written quote to help you get the funding needed.