Sometimes, a simple and seemingly gentle hail can turn out to be a disaster. That is, if you do not pay attention to your roof.
Different homes make use of different roofing systems. Nevertheless, one of the most popular roofing systems being used is the composition roof. This system uses asphalt shingles and may come in 3 types, depending on the manufacturer you purchase the material from. The composition roof types are 3-tab, laminated, and premium. These composition roof types are usually distinguished by their durability and added features like finishes.
Composition roofs are not only affordable, but they can also be very durable. They are easy to install and are low maintenance. It is no wonder many homeowners find it desirable.
Composition roofs can be tough; however, hail is one of the few things that can and will leave a mark in this type of roofing system. No matter how tough asphalt is, we can’t deny how hard and damaging hail can also be. That is why it is necessary to check your roof, along with other areas of your home, after a hail storm.
We will respresent the policy holder to the insurance company to ensure you get all money deserved to cover collateral damage, including
- window screens
- A/C condensers
- garage doors
- siding and paint
Evaluating Hail Damage
Finding hail damage on your roof can be very tricky. Certain damages on asphalt appears as bruises, making them quite visible, but in most cases, hail damage appears very small. It can be so small that a homeowner may not able to spot the damage, resulting in it being ignored.
This is something that you must avoid. You see, even if the damage looks extremely small, a number of them can certainly bring misfortune to your home, and therefore your family. That is why it is very important to inspect your roof after hail occurs. If you are unsure of the damages, call an expert, like one at Summit Roof, to provide a deeper analysis.
Depending on your roof’s condition after suffering hail damage, Summit Roof may suggest to perform any of the following:
This is something that can quickly be performed. However, this temporary solution is a waste of money and is more invasive than the damage itself.
If your roof suffered from heavy hail storm damage, it might be necessary to undertake full replacement. Any usable parts will be kept while the damaged parts will be taken out and replaced by new shingles. For better performance, and depending on your decision, specific finishes may be applied.
Remember: We represent the policy holder to the insurance company to ensure you get all money deserved to cover your roof and collateral damage.
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- 5 year transferable on installation of complete roof
- 30-50 year manufacturer warranty depending on product