Did your home or business experience a hail storm within the last year or so? Many homeowners and business owners think that their roof was not damaged after a hail storm because they haven’t seen any signs of or experienced roof leaks after the hail storm. If you are in this boat, you are not alone, but this can be a huge costly mistake!
As a home or business owner, you shouldn’t wait for a leak to be evident before you file an insurance claim with your insurance company. Most roof hail damage insurance claims do not involve roof leaks at all! Even without a leak, shingles and other roofing materials can be damaged and compromised by being hit by hail. This can lead to leaks in the future, or even premature roof failure.
If hail has hit the area that your home or business is located in, contact a licensed and insured roofing contractor for a roof inspection. They will be able to tell you if the roof has experienced damage from hail hits, and options moving forward. In addition, you can reach out to your insurance company or a public adjuster to inspect the roof for damage and see if it will be covered.
If in doubt, have your roof checked out! It can save you several headaches in the future.