Hailstorms can lead to serious roofing issues, including damaged shingles and leaks. As a responsible homeowner, you need to know what to do in case this kind of severe weather hits your area. Read on as Barnett Roofing discusses three important steps to take if you suspect hail damage on your roof.
Step #1: Inspect Your Exteriors
Once the storm has passed and it’s safe to go outside, take a walk around your property and look for hailstones in your yard. Take a photo of the hail and put the biggest one you see in your freezer. This can help you prove your claim to your insurance company later on. Next, look around for obvious signs of roof damage. Check carefully for missing or torn shingles or dents on your gutters. Because it can be dangerous to climb up on your roof, you can use a pair of binoculars to inspect your roof from the ground.
Step #2: Call a Roofing Professional
If you think your roof has sustained hail damage, call a local roofing company right away. Professionals will inspect your roof more thoroughly and provide an estimate on any needed repairs or replacements. Even if you don’t see any signs of damage on your roof, it’s still a good idea to get in touch with a reliable roofer. Most of the time, hail roof damage can be hidden or may not be visible to the untrained eye. An experienced roofing contractor, on the other hand, will be able to spot these issues quickly.
Step #3: Contact Your Insurance Company
After getting a roofing estimate for roof repairs or replacements, the next step is to contact your insurance company. Let them know about the hail roof damage. As a policyholder, you need to understand what your insurance will or won’t cover. It also helps that the professionals you hire to fix your roof can guide you throughout the process of filing a claim with your insurer.
In addition to providing quick and efficient storm damage repair without cutting corners, Barnett Roofing can also assist you with your insurance claim. Count on us to meet with your insurance adjuster to make the process as simple as possible. Our scheduling is flexible and we take the time to be there for you! Call us today at (865) 936-6959 or fill out our online contact form to request an estimate.