Types of Damage
It’s not just the hail that causes all the damage –many times hail storms are accompanied by high winds, which can knock tree limbs or other debris onto your roof. This can result in cracks, punctures or worse.
Keep an eye out for these signs of damage:
- Missing shingles
- Bruises or dented shingles
- Cracked or broken tile, slate or concrete shingles
- Granules clumping in your gutters or downspouts
- Leaks in the roof or ceiling
- Dents on vents, gutters and flashing
After a Storm
How you handle possible hail damage is everything. If you don’t act quickly, this may compromise your ability to get compensation from your insurance company. Document all damage with photos and your own notes. Put everything in writing and date it.
That said, if you don’t already have a roofing contractor you can trust, don’t rush this process. It’s imperative you choose a contractor that won’t prey on your emotions, as this can be a very stressful time. With your roof being worth between 10% and 15% of your home’s value, protecting 90% of your assets, you understandably know how important getting your roof repaired can be.
After a storm rolls through the area, you may get a lot of contractors knocking on your door enticing you with limited time offers, “free” inspections, and freebies. Those may all sound good, but it’s important to research the company before choosing them for your roof repair. You want to look for a qualified local contractor who has extensive experience not only in roofing but in storm damage repairs. It also helps to go with a company that offers assistance with insurance claims by handling all the details from start to finish.
Get three bids by three different contractors and go with the one that offers the best service, not necessarily the lowest price.
Contact Ferris Roofing
With locations in Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Austin, Ferris Roofing is your top choice for full-service roofing for commercial and residential needs. If you have suffered hail storm damage to your roof, please contact us toll free at 888-939-7663 or fill out our online estimate form. We can assist you with the insurance claims process for a seamless transition.