what you need to know about replacing your roof

what you need to know about replacing your roof

What Should You Do If Hail Damages Your Roof?

by Vanessa Lord

If you have been had a huge storm with hail go through your area, then you may have some hail damage done to your roof. You may think that little bits of ice can't do a lot of damage when they hit, but even little bits of ice can do damage if they hit hard enough and that would happen in a severe storm because the wind will throw them down pretty good, and those little bits of ice can end up being golfball size. If you have had a hail storm go through, then there are things that you that you are going to need to do. 

Check Out the Damage

The first thing you want to do is to check out to see what kind of damage was done to your roof. You can do that by climbing up on the roof and walking around. Make sure that you have someone with you when you do it, to act as a spotter. You will also want to make sure that you are wearing shoes with non-slip soles so that you can be on the roof safely. You may want to bring up something like spray paint so that you can mark the areas that need to be worked on. 

Check With Your Homeowner's Insurance

Once you know what kind of damage you are looking at, you are going to want to talk to your insurance agent so that they are aware of the damage that you are dealing with. They will be able to tell you if dealing with your roof's damage is going to be covered or if you are going to have to pay for part or all of it. You will also want to check to see what the process is going to be to get that replacement cost. They may have roofing contractors that they prefer to work with, which means that you will have to talk to them to get their estimate for your roof. Otherwise, you may have to have more than one roofer come out and look at your roof and give you an estimate as to how much it's going to cost to fix it for you. 

If you have had a huge storm go through and ended up with some hail damage, you want to make sure that you handle everything correctly so that you can get your roof repaired as quickly as possible. For more information, contact your local hail damage roof repair service. 


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