A severe hailstorm can be devastating, inflicting damage on siding, windows and other outdoor structures. Your roof, however, suffers the most from this particular weather occurrence. Restoring the rest of your home, including your roofing system, is imperative as soon as the storm has passed. Here are three important steps to take following a hailstorm.
- Identify and Assess Damage. Once the weather clears, go outside to check your home exteriors for any signs of damage. Use your phone’s camera to take pictures of your siding, windows, roof and yard. Look for the biggest hailstone you can find in your property and take a photo of it. You can show this later to your roofing contractor to give them an idea of the potential extent of the roof damage. Take note of granules near your downspouts as well. These may have been dislodged from your shingles as a result of the impact of hailstones hitting your roof. Document everything as you perform your visual inspection – these will be essential when filing your insurance claim.
- Get in Touch With the Pros. Doing a visual inspection on your own isn’t enough. For a more thorough assessment of your roof and the rest of your home, call your trusted roofing contractors. They have the skills and expertise to uncover any kind of hail damage on your roof, including ones that can’t be discerned by an untrained eye. They can also determine whether you are eligible to file for an insurance claim.
- Call Your Insurance Provider. Contact your insurer to inform them of the hail damage that your roof suffered. Make sure you follow deadlines for filing claims. To navigate through the process with ease, it helps that you work with a reputable roofing company who can meet with your claims adjuster to ensure you get adequate compensation that will cover the repair or replacement of your damaged roof components.
If your roof has suffered hail damage and you need it fixed, turn to Quality Assurance Roofing. We are a certified roofing contractor experienced in mending hail-damaged roofs and will always work in your best interest, especially when filing a claim with your insurance company. Call us at (479) 279-8500 (Rogers, AR) or (417) 799-7889 (Branson West, MO). You may also fill out our contact form to request a roof estimate. Our Arkansas and Missouri service areas include Rogers and Springdale, AR, and Springfield and Branson, MO.