The spring season typically brings plenty of storms, including hailstorms. In Texas, they pose a huge risk to your roofing system, especially since hail the size of golf balls or even larger aren’t too uncommon. In the event that your roof has suffered hailstorm damage, you need to know what to do next. Here’s a step-by-step guide.
1. Inspect Your Exterior
Once the storm has passed – and it’s safe to go outside – take a look for hailstones in your yard. Take photos or videos of your home exteriors, and make sure to focus on areas of damage. Remember that the more photos you take, the better. Also, check if there is damage to your roof, such as missing or torn granules. When looking for granules, you may also investigate if your gutters have any signs of dents. A pair of binoculars is a smart tool to have when performing a visual inspection of your roof.
2. Get in Touch With a Professional Roofer
You don’t need a leaking roof to have hailstorm damage. As such, don’t wait for a leak to appear before you get in touch with a professional roofer. When looking for roofing contractors, it’s important that they have the proper credentials. At Willi Roofing Services, our storm damage repair services professionals are GAF certified. We will inspect your roofing system closely and check specific areas of damage. We’ll also estimate approximately how much repairs will cost.
3. Contact Your Insurance Company
After you determine the estimated cost of repairs, it’s time to contact your insurance company. It’s important to let the company know the damage your roof sustained after a hailstorm. Since you already have a roofing estimate from your contractor, this keeps your insurance company honest when processing your claim. The lowest bid may not be the ideal solution for your roofing system and may not deliver the best workmanship. However, keep in mind that it is illegal for a roofing company or contractor to negotiate insurance policy-related issues.
For more inquiries regarding storm roof damage, turn to Willi Roofing Services! Our expert contractors are determined to assist you with your roof repairs or replacements. To help you with your storm damage insurance claim, call us today at (512) 394-8234. You may also fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Pflugerville, Austin, Lakeway and the surrounding areas.