Hailstorms can be devastating to roofs. Even small hail can cause severe damage. If the hail damage, even if it appears minor at first, covers a vast percentage of a roof, it’s often best to have the entire roof replaced rather than attempting to fix the widespread damage.
If a hailstorm has just wreaked havoc on your roof and you don’t know what steps to take to address the damage, you’ve come to the right place. NC Rebuild, Inc., the top residential gutter installation and roof repair contractor in the region shares some tips to help you start off on the right foot.
Search for signs of damage and document them. Document as much of the relevant hailstorm details as you can. Some of the important details to include are the time and date the storm occurred when you found damage if you can notice it from the ground, and what the damage consists of. Make sure to take pictures of the visible damage, as well. Having documentation like this is useful in case your insurance company needs the information later if you make a claim.
Schedule a professional inspection. After a hail storm comes through, many contractors are ready to offer free roof inspections. Find a trusted roofing contractor and have them inspect your roof for damage. Just because you can’t see any roofing problem, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t any. Catching it early with the help of an expert means you can limit the damage and prevent leaks before they start.
File an insurance claim. Depending on which roofer you hire, a professional contractor with experience may even be able to help you with the insurance claims process, such as the folks at NC ReBuild, Inc. Keep in mind that the more evidence you have, the easier your claim-filing process will turn out.
Gone through a hailstorm recently? Turn to the residential roof repair and replacement experts at NC Rebuild, Inc. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (919) 642-2365 or complete our form. We serve homeowners in Raleigh, NC, and the nearby areas.