Hail can cause serious damage to your home, which is why it’s important to schedule an inspection after a hailstorm passes through your area. Hailstones can hit your roofing shingles at a speed of 120 mph and can incur billions of dollars of damage on properties each year. Failure to promptly address damage from hail can cost you even more.
Here’s what you need to know about addressing hail damage to your roof:
While you’ll need a contractor to repair the damage, there are a few things you can do on your end in the meantime:
Take note of the date and time of the hailstorm so your insurance claim is verifiable.
Take photos of the affected areas of the property, hailstones themselves to determine the size, leaks, damages on outdoor appliances, dents, peeled shingles, affected landscaping, broken windows and vehicles
Prioritize damage from most severe to least severe and have your roof repair contractor act on it as soon as possible
Have your contractor conduct a full inspection to assess other possible damage and advise accordingly
Most insurance companies give you 12 months from the date of the storm to file your claim, though the sooner you can do this, the better. Filing an insurance claim can be a complicated process, but with the right roofing contractor by your side, it will be smooth and stress-free.
Hire a Professional
Hire a licensed roofing contractor to take care of the repairs. Universal Roofing & Exteriors is one of Central Indiana’s top-notch roofers, and we have been providing world-class quality roof repair services for almost 30 years. We change and adapt to the times, using state-of-the-art technology to conduct drone roof inspections. This allows us to diagnose problems with your roof quickly and efficiently.
Nothing should be more important than the safety of your home. Take the necessary steps as soon as possible with Universal Roofing & Exteriors. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form to set a consultation. We serve clients in Fishers, Zionsville and Indianapolis, IN.