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Hail storms are a normal part of Georgia weather, occurring in several counties a few times a year. But as a homeowner, you should be aware of the impact it can potentially have on your residential property. For instance, hail can easily cause damage to your roof if it isn’t properly maintained. Regardless of age, a roof will always be vulnerable to hail storm damage and severe weather to some degree. This makes regular inspections crucial to ensure your roof stays in its best condition.
The Effects of Storm Damage
The sustained damage from fallen debris, wind and hail can become costly if not properly addressed. They can also affect the rafters, trusses, and the rest of the roof’s structural integrity in severe cases. As soon as the weather becomes favorable, be sure to get your roof checked by a professional as soon as possible.
Of course, hail won’t be the only cause of damage to your roof in a storm or other severe weather. Be on the lookout for other causes such as:
- Fallen Debris – During storms that produce high wind and lightning, they can cause large branches from nearby trees to break and fall onto your roof. Other flying debris from neighboring homes can also cause damage.
- Wind Damage – Strong winds are also common during hail storms and other severe weather conditions. They can leave parts of the surface exposed to outdoor elements by lifting and blowing off shingles.
- Hail Damage – The size of the fallen can always vary, but even the smallest ones can cause minor damage to your roof. It can cause “dimples” as it hits the surface, which won’t be immediately visible from ground level. These dimples may lead to holes that allow water and other elements to leak in and hail damage the inner roofing structure. They can often be harder to deal with because they won’t be easily visible unless thoroughly inspected by a trained professional.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Can Homeowners Insurance Cover Storm Damage?“
Most types of homeowners insurance can cover storm damage that’s common in the area. However, you should still contact your insurance provider and review your plan. This will help you understand what it covers.
“How Can I Assess Storm Damage on My Roof?“
The only safe way to do this is through a visual roof inspection from the ground level. Never attempt to climb onto the roof yourself because you may cause more unnecessary damage on the surface. Most of the telltale signs, such as loose or missing asphalt shingles, can easily be spotted at a distance. But other types of damage can also be overlooked unless thoroughly inspected by an experienced professional.
“Why Should I Hire a Licensed Roofer to Check for Storm Damage?“
Getting a professional roof assessment is part of the insurance claim process. They can give an honest and accurate report of the damage your roof sustained, which will help you get the compensation you need for the repair costs. You can still take pictures of your roof’s exterior and interior for damage as they’ll be part of the documentation for your claim.
Let Us Take Care of Your Storm Damage
Filing an insurance claim for your roof damage can be daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. You’re better off working with a trusted roofing contractor for your safety and security. And with Grace Mountain Renovations, we’ll assist you with your storm damage claim at each step of the process.
Whether you need extensive repairs or a complete replacement, our team of experienced roofers has you covered. You can reach us at (404) 750-6715 for a free consultation! You can also fill out our convenient online form to get started.