Roof Repair Insurance Information
Homeowners Guide To Storm, Hail, Wind Damaged Roofs Siding and Gutters and how Insurance Can Pay for the Damage.
Hail can damage and outright destroy shingles, siding and gutters. Typically all the damage is on the top where you typically can’t or don’t look so it’s easy to miss damage caused by hail or storms. Pebble sized hail is no threat to roofs, shingle,s gutters or siding in good shape, but golf ball sized hail can easily cause damage that will lead to leaks and costly repairs if not addresses sooner rather than later.
If hail storms are in conjunction with high winds or last for more than ten minutes even the smaller hail can cause damage. Even if your shingles lose part of the granular asphalt layer, they can become vulnerable to even light winds and rain in the future. It’s important to either inspect yoru home yourself after a storm or ideally call a professional to check your roof, siding and gutters. Minor leaks or damage could grow into huge headaches and expensive repairs if not properly inspected and repaired as soon as possible after a storm.
Your homeowners Insurance policy typically protects you from the cost of inspection and repair after a storm. If you’re unsure of your coverage, call us today and we’ll find out what you’re owed by your insurance company.