Hail is one of nature’s most amazing feats. It is also one of the most damaging things the weather can throw your way. Even small pea-sized hail can dent cars, damage exterior features, and hurt outdoor gardens.
Hail can also damage your home.
Fortunately, most homes are equipped with hail resistant shingles. They will make sure even the largest hail doesn’t come crashing down through your roof, but that doesn’t mean your shingles won’t need a little TLC after the storm has passed.
If you experienced hail, your first step is to get an inspection.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
Never assume that the hail you experienced wasn’t bad enough to warrant an inspection. Although most shingles are rated one through four regarding hail damage, older shingles and certain products can be more susceptible to damage from even the smallest pieces of hail. With an inspection, you can determine if your roof needs hail damage repair.
Before you call a roofing company, like Cenco Building Services, give your insurance company a call. Most homeowner’s policies will cover the cost of a roof inspection, and even the repairs that may be needed after a hail storm. Just make sure you call relatively quickly after the storm. Many insurance companies have a time limit of between 6 and 12 months for requesting an inspection.
You May Not Need a Complete Roof Replacement
You may feel nervous about what an inspection might mean if it means the thought of replacing your entire roof. Fortunately, that probably won’t be necessary.
In most cases, a hail damage roof repair is all that will be needed. Although, it is true that those repairs can vary widely depending on your particular roof and the details of the storm your home experienced.
Shingles will have to be completely replaced, not just patched, if hail damage is present. Because heavy winds and rain often accompany hail, you may also need repairs to prevent leaks.
Every roof repair is different, which means costs will be different for every home. If you experienced hail, contact Cenco Building Services for 24/7 emergency services. We’d be happy to schedule an inspection, provide you with a repair, and tell you about financing options that can make a repair more affordable.