One poorly timed hailstorm can do massive amounts of damage to your roof. The impact forces alone could crack, break or knock off individual shingle tabs and expose the vulnerable underlayment underneath, causing leaks and moisture damage inside the roof assembly. Luckily, roofing contractors can help you with filing an insurance claim for hail damage. But there are some items that you need to handle.
Once the weather clears, grab your camera, and take a picture of all damaged areas in your roof. Be careful not to actually climb onto the roofing system itself as there’s always a risk of injury from falling. Whenever possible, take close-up photographs of the damage. If there are still hailstones lying about, snap a few pictures of them as well to provide your insurance adjuster a size reference. Finally, contact a good roofing company to secure a full inspection report.
Get Repairs Started Right Away
Many homeowners make the mistake of waiting for their claim to be approved before dealing with the roofing damage. One, leaving your roof exposed to the elements is a bad idea. A good roofer would be more than willing to work with you while you’re in the process of filing a claim. Two, some insurance providers may even deny claims for additional damage incurred while you waited to repair your roof.
Don’t Neglect the Entire System
Hail damage can be pretty obvious from a visual standpoint, but their effects can affect other parts of your home as well.
At Easton Roofing, we can help you file your insurance claims for hail, wind and any other damage. We are the number one local provider of roofing and exterior remodeling and repair services. Give us a call at (816) 545-9778, or fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation and no-obligation quote today. We serve Kansas City, MO, and Overland Park, KS.