Hail Damage Repair
Hail can result in costly damages to your roof and if left unchecked can lead to other issues as well so if there is a storm it is advisable to contact a hail damage repair company for inspection. Overall hail damage repair costs can typically be kept down if the only thing needing repaired or replaced are damaged shingles.
If you have light damages then most general roofing contractors can take care of this for you, but if there are more extensive damages or if you also need help with the insurance claim process you are better off working with KHR Restoration services. We will not only inspect your home for other potential issues and fix the problem but we will also help you with your insurance claim.
Here are 5 things you may not know about hail damage:
1.)What does hail damage look like?
Hail can vary in size dramatically, falling from the sky in sizes ranging from small pellets to baseballs. It is typically the larger hail that causes the most damage to your roof. Hail damage to shingles look like dark spots where all the grains have been knocked off and usually has a shiny appearance. Mild hail damage can leave indentations to your roof and siding. We have even seen storms cause hundreds of holes in siding on the side of homes facing the worst part of the storm.
2.) How does hail damage your roof?
A hail storm can do many things including accelerate granule loss and shingle aging. If you have wood shingles then a severe hail storm can easily damage the wood and even cause it to split. In these circumstances, you may need to replace parts of your roof. Unless the hail is larger than golf balls then most damages are fairly easy to repair and replace.
3.) Should you have your roof professionally inspected?
You can check for damages to your shingles that may not be visible by feeling for indentations. You can also check from damage by breaking the bonds of the shingles and checking the back for abnormalities. In order to properly assess the situation, you should have your roof inspected by an experienced hail damage repair contractor like KHR Restorations. Many insurance providers do not cover costs without a professional roof inspection.
4.) Will insurance cover the hail damage repair costs?
The point of having homeowners insurance is to protect you and your home against losses that are beyond your control. For instance, if you have experienced hail damage in which your investment of a 20-year roof has been reduced to a 10-year lifespan, your insurance agency may compensate you for your loss.
5.) Should you repair your roof now or wait?
Every year hail storms cost millions of dollars in damages. If you have hail storm damage then you should get it repaired right away. Many insurance providers have a statute of limitations which means that a hail damage related claim is only viable for a certain amount of time. A repair contractor can also fix your roofing system in a timely manner before it becomes an issue.
Hail Damage Repair
If you think you have hail damage to shingles, it is advisable to get a professional opinion from a local and reputable general contractor. If you contact KHR Restoration for help with your homes hail damage repair then you are getting more than just a company that will fix the damages, we will also help you with the insurance claim.
We are licensed and certified preferred contractors by Owens Corning and also have restoration certifications like the IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and IICRC Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD).Give us a call today for a free quote (757) 606-9700, contact us here or send us a message on Facebook.