Every spring we experience thunderstorms, and often times that can mean hail, and with hail comes damage to roofs. Past hail storms in Wyoming have reported up to three-inch hail stones damaging houses and cars.
Hail Damage Claims – What To Do
Sometimes it is easy to know a roof is damaged because there is a leak or missing shingles. But often times the damage can only be detected by a professional inspector. If you think you have hail damage, the first step is to record the time of the hail storm and the reported size of the hail stones. Pictures are great evidence and usually storms with hail are widely reported by the news and other media outlets.
2. Get A Professional Inpection
The next step is to contact us for a professional roof inspection. Each type of roof has unique signs of hail damage that our team is trained to see. We will come inspect your roof and write a detailed description of the damage, complete with pictures. Our inspection will include damage to flashing, drains, and other areas of your roof that might need repaired.
3. Contact Your Insurance Company
Following the inspection we recommend you contact your insurance and request that an adjuster visit your house. Having our roof inspection and estimate will make the process easier for you and faster to file a claim.
4. Don’t Delay
If you are wondering how long you have to file a hail damage claim on your roof, the answer is most insurance companies recommend filing within a year. To be sure about the time you have, it is always best to review your policy.
While you might have a year to file a claim, we recommend you file a claim as soon as possible after the hail storm. That way you avoid further damage to your house from possible leaks. If you are wondering if you have roof damage from last spring’s storms, contact us today and schedule your roof inspection.