When hail damage has me looking for someone to help fix my damaged roof Concord NC, I know I need to find Charlotte roofing companies such as Advanced Roofing and Exteriors that can provide roof estimates, fix my damaged roof, and maybe help me with my insurance claims. I know that hail damage often follows along a line of thunderstorm activity, leaving many buildings with differing degrees of storm damage on their roofs. I wonder, why does the amount of hail damage differ so much from house to house?
How can I tell if I have hail damage?
An important clue as to whether your own roof has sustained hail damage can be found on the ground. How do things in your garden look? Damaged plants and bushes, cracked or broken pottery and ornaments, dented furniture and lighting fixtures, or a dented car roof could all indicate hail damage on your roof. Also, check with your neighbors to see if they have hail damage.
Why do some houses sustain hail damage and not others?
The condition of your roof before the hail storm hits is one indicator of potential hail damage. The newer and better maintained your roof is, the better your chances of avoiding serious hail damage. However, roof pitch and wind direction both have an impact on how much hail damage your roof may sustain during a storm. The more severe damage is caused by direct hits from hail stones, with glancing blows doing less damage. Thus, for hail that is falling straight down, a high-pitched roof is likely to fare better than a flat roof. If the wind is blowing hard enough to make the hail hit a high-pitched roof more straight on, it would have the more severe damage. Conversely, a flat roof in a very windy hail storm may not sustain hail damage at all!
Should I try to fix my damaged roof myself?
Insurance claims procedures require written roof estimates and hail damage or storm damage assessment by an insurance claims adjuster. Depending on the severity of your current hail damage, you may be able to make your own repairs, but unless you are confident that your workmanship is equal to roofing experts like those at Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, your insurance carrier may look at any future storm damage claims with a certain amount of suspicion. Insurance policies do not generally pay for damages on poorly installed roofing material.
Many Charlotte roofing companies have experience with hail damage, and storm damage in general. If you suspect your roof has sustained hail damage, call for expert roofers to come and perform a roof inspection to determine if it has suffered storm damage. The experts at Advanced Roofing and Exteriors will provide free roof estimates for necessary repairs of hail damage, and meet with your insurance adjuster to be sure nothing is missed in their damage assessment.