Hail damage may seem harmless. However, it can cause serious damage to your roof. The damage causes the roof to break down, and water can begin to come into your home. If you believe that there could be a chance your roof has suffered hail damage, you should have it looked at immediately. Shingles are made so that the granules block the UV of the sun and protect asphalt underlayment. As the shingles age, the granules fall off over time. As the asphalt is exposed to the sun, it dries out the shingle.
Hail damage may pose no immediate threat to the structural integrity of the roof. However, many insurance companies have a limit on how long a hail claim is viable.
If you have experienced a loss such as hail damage, it is important to take care of the problem in a timely manner before it leads to other associated problems.
Any storm or wind alone can damage a roof. The sooner you have your roof inspected after a storm the better you can avoid water damage inside your home, which sometimes does not occur until months later. If an insurance claim for your roof is warranted, our estimators can provide backup for proof of a claim.
Call your agent after you’ve had United Fire and Water come out to verify damage has occurred. It is important to make your insurance company aware of this severe damage. We can help walk you through the process and navigate complicated insurance issues with you!