Have your roof inspected for hail storm damage

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If you live in the Charlotte and Concord areas there is a very good chance that your roof has been damaged by one of the numerous hail storms that have hit the region in recent months. Probably like most homeowners in the area, you made a cursory inspection of your roof and did not notice any damage. Unfortunately, your untrained assessment is more of a lucky guess if your roof is not damaged because the truth is that you cannot observe hail storm damage from the yard or the street. Your roof should always be inspected by a trained and experienced professional in order to determine if there is actual hail damage. If you find that there has indeed been hail storm damage, you should then file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance company.

Recognizing hail storm damage

More often than not, hail storm damage is very subtle and may not cause a leak today, but that damage will not get better and will eventually lead to leaks or other problems months or years down the road. For example, if after a hail storm, you notice some of the tiny granules on your shingles missing; eventually degradation of the shingles can lead to leaking areas on your roof. In the very least, the hail storm damage will shorten your roof’s lifespan.

File a claim

Even if you experience minimal damage after a hail storm, you have a valid insurance claim. This is why it is crucial that you get a detailed and professional inspection with recommendations for repairs or replacement. Hail damage can be far more reaching than simple repairs. In the event that you should want to sell your home years down the road, buyers will expect the roof to be in good condition. However, they will also use a damaged roof as a tremendous advantage when negotiating the selling price. They can make roof repairs or replacement a condition of the sale, and you will have little or no leverage to add the price of replacement to your asking price. Buyers are not going to pay for a new roof. Thus, professional inspections after a hail storm can save you a tremendous amount of money in the long run.

Hail Storm roofing experts in Charlotte and Concord NC

When selecting a roofing company that is expert in hail storm damage, look for the top contractors in the area. Advanced Roofing and Exteriors is a long standing member of the Charlotte and Concord communities. They are a family owned enterprise with over twenty years of experience in the detection and repair of hail storm damage. They also specialize in other exterior home improvement projects, including replacement or repair of siding that has been damaged by hail. They are certified installers for Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko roofing products. They carry an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have received multiple years Super Service Awards from Angie’s List. Call them today for a free estimate from one of the best roofers in the Charlotte area.