Hail Damage Roof Replacement in Wisconsin

Thanks to Wisconsin’s location, the entire state is susceptible to inclement weather. Property owners have to think about rain, snow, and hail as well as the damages these can cause to their homes. Hail is a particularly huge concern because of the destruction that it can cause. Even small repairs may not be enough, and the expenses can be so high that you need an insurance claim to fund them.

In this article, Bulldog Builders has shared all you need to know about hail damage. Keep reading to learn what you need to do in case your property has suffered hail damage.

hail damaged roof
hail damaged roof shingle

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.

What Hail Damage Looks Like

Here are a few signs that hail has damaged your roof.

  • Damaged or missing shingles: Hailstones can be strong enough to remove entire shingles on their own. The most common sign of hail damage is warped, dented, or cracked shingles. These can cause water to pool or flow in the wrong places, causing structural damage. 
  • Damp spots on the attic: Because of missing or damaged shingles, moisture can easily enter your roof and cause leaks. 
  • Random holes or dents with no pattern: When you visit your roof for inspection and see random circular holes, that’s a definite sign of hail damage. 
roof after hail damage inspection
hail damaged shingles

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hail Damage

How Do I Spot Hail Damage on My Property?

There are several signs to look for, especially after a major hail storm. Dents, cracks, misplaced shingles, and holes without a pattern are some of the most common signs.

How Do I Repair Hail Damage to a Roof?

While some small issues can be DIYed, we recommend letting an expert take care of the repair or replacement to avoid further damage. Bulldog Builders offers free inspections and estimates of roofs that have been damaged by hail.

How Do I File an Insurance Claim for a Roof Replacement?

You can ask your insurance carrier to file a claim for hail damage. To get a quote, you can request an inspection and an estimate from a roofing contractor like Bulldog Builders. Our founder, Wes Kitto, has 25 years of property claims experience and has worked as a claims adjuster for both insurance carriers and as a public adjuster (working for policyholders). We'll help you to work with your insurance company and get the coverage that you need.

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.

Trust Bulldog Builders for Hail Damage Roof Replacement in Wisconsin

Bulldog Builders has been around since 2013. Our founder, Wes Kitto, has an even longer experience in the industry, working with insurance carriers and as a public adjuster to help policyholders.

We specialize in roof replacements in Wisconsin, working with property owners to help get them the insurance compensation they deserve — and a brand new roof to protect their greatest investment.

With our free inspection service, we’ll thoroughly assess your roof’s hail damage and provide a quote for a replacement project. To get started, please call 414-405-1751 or get a free online roofing quote.

roof after replacement from hail damage