If you’re wondering, “What do I do if I have hail damage on my roof?” Let HUDCO Roofing & Exteriors help you out! Hailstorms are one of the most destructive weather events you can experience, particularly if your home’s roof is compromised. Damage from hailstorms can range from small dents to severe penetration of the roof decking, windowpanes, skylights, and gutters, leaving your home exposed to water intrusion and other threats.
If your roof is showing signs of hail damage, it’s important to act quickly to ensure continued protection from the elements. Here are the five biggest questions you should ask after a storm hits and your roof was damaged.
How Severe is the Damage?
After a hailstorm, you may be left wondering: How bad is my roof? Is it safe for me to be on the roof? How much damage has been done? These questions are important to decide what type of repairs are needed, but they’re not always easy to answer. There are some signs of hail damage that you can spot yourself like visible holes or dents in shingles, but the best way to find out the extent of the damage is through a professional inspection of your roof by a trained inspector.
Do I Have Insurance Coverage for Hail Damage
If you have homeowners or renters’ insurance, there’s a chance that repairs will be covered under your policy with the minimal out-of-pocket expense to you. However, some policies do not cover hail damage so make sure to check with your agent before proceeding with any repairs as this may save you money in the long run if it isn’t covered under your policy at all!
When Should I Call a Professional?
If your roof sustained significant damage, call an experienced roofer immediately so they can assess the situation and determine if repairs are needed right away or if it’s safe for you to stay in your home until further notice. They will also be able to advise you on whether it’s necessary to evacuate your home due to safety concerns and how long those concerns might last before repairs can be made and guests allowed back inside again.
What Does Hail Damage Cost?
It depends on the severity of your hail damage and how many panels need replacing. If you had a few small dings or dents, it could be as low as $500 or so (depending on where in the country you live). If a lot more than that needs replacing, however, it could easily break into thousands of dollars — or even tens of thousands! The good news is that most insurance policies cover this type of damage if you report it within 30 days (or within whatever time limit is specified in your policy).
How Do I Select a Contractor to Fix Roof Hail Damage?
If your roof was damaged by hail, you’re probably looking for a roofer that can get the job done quickly. In many cases, homeowners will be tempted by scammers who promise to fix their roofs in a day with cheap materials. Those offers are almost always a scam, so take the time to research qualified and local companies before you commit to anything. To find the best roofer for your needs and budget, start by asking friends, family, or neighbors for referrals.