Hail comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, many of which can cause damage to the roofing and other exterior components of your home. Unless the damage is extreme, it is not always easily detected. Hail and wind damage can oftentimes not be visible from the ground and can go unnoticed to the untrained eye.
This unnoticed damage will cause shingles and other building components to prematurely fail before their regular service life. If you do not get your roof inspected after a hail or wind storm for damage, it may come with a significant cost in the future.
Storm Damage and Insurance
Insurance companies enforce time limits in which claims can be filed. These time limits are typically one year, but they can be a little as six months depending on your insurance policy. Insurance carriers prefer a qualified professional contractor to verify damage before a claim is filed to prevent unnecessary claims. Whitney Roofing and Guttering, LLC experts are trained to identify storm damage in accordance with industry standards and are available to serve you!
Signs of Possible Hail Damage
- Hail Storm Recently in Area
- Small Dents in Metal on Roof
- Cracks and Marks on Roof or Siding
Effects of Hail Damage
- Accelerates Shingle Granule Loss
- Premature Failure of Roof System
- Premature Failure of Siding
- Premature Failure of other Exterior Building Items
- Voids manufacturer’s warranties
Find Out the Signs of Roofs Compromised by Severe Weather
Wind damage to roofing systems can come in a variety of forms. If you suspect your roof may have wind damage; you may have noticed one of the following items:
- Missing or Blown off Shingles
- Torn or curled shingles
- Lifted / Loose shingles
- Exposed Nails
- Leaking Roof
- Broken Shingle Seals
- Creased Shingles
The general quality of roofing products in the manufacturing stages has dramatically improved with advancements in technology. The majority of the wind damaged items listed above are not visible from the ground!
If you suspect that your roof system may be damaged from high winds, PLEASE contact the experts at Whitney Roofing and Guttering, LLC to schedule a FREE storm damage inspection.