Roof Damage Claims
Roof damage can come in many different forms. The main causes are from wind and hail. Wind can cause the shingles to flap up and cause creases in the shingles. This causes granule loss and can ultimately cause a shortened life of the shingle. The shingles may even be broken off leaving a gaping hole in the roof structure. This type of damage in many cases is covered by your insurance company. We are able to assist you with getting a proper payment from your insurance for these types of damage. We have seen instances where the insurance companies have paid to replace individual shingles when these types of events happen. This not only reduces the value of the home but does not provide proper appearance as the dye lots of the shingles will not match. We have seen these instances over and over again and have helped numerous homeowners get the proper compensation from the insurance companies of a full roof replacement.
Hail causes a whole different set of issues to the life span of the roof. Small hail and large hail alike can cause circular damage spots on the shingles of your home, soft metal components of the roof, siding, windows and more. In many cases larger hail can break through the shingles and in some cases through the plywood and into the home. The largest reported hail in the United States was 8 inches in diameter. This size of hail causes catastrophic damage to anything it hits. Though this size hail is very rare when it hits your town it will undoubtedly cause wide spread damage and destruction. This type of damage is much easier to spot than damage from smaller hail. Small hail will provide less glaring evidence and many homeowners look at the damage from the ground and don't see anything wrong and leave these claims unreported. These small amounts of damage may not prove to be an immediate problem to many homeowners as they don't see leaking into their home, missing shingles, damaged shingles or holes in the roof. However, this smaller damage causes the life expectancy of the roof to diminish greatly and if it is unclaimed at the time of the event can leave you on the hook to pay for the roof possibly a few years down the road.
The aforementioned issues are very common and, in many cases, go unclaimed because of a lack of knowledge around the building products. Don't let this happen to you when disaster strikes. Reach out to us to for a review of your case and potentially additional compensation.