If your home is in the path of a hailstorm, you need to know what to do in the event your house roof has sustained hail damage. In some states, it’s common to get hailstones the size of golf balls or even larger, which can lead to plenty of hail-related roof issues.

Roof Hail Damage

Here are three important steps as soon as the weather clears following a hailstorm.

Inspect Your Roof and Exteriors

First, take note of the date and exact time the storm took place, and when you believe hail damage occurred on your property. Once the storm has passed, go outside and look for hailstones in the yard. Take photos of them, and put the biggest one in the freezer. Doing so can help you prove your claim when you contact your insurance company.

Look for obvious signs of damage on your roof such as missing or torn shingles. Since climbing your roof may be dangerous, you can use a pair of binoculars to take a good look at your roof from the ground. Additionally, don’t forget to check your gutters and siding to check if they have sustained any dents.

Call a Professional Roofing Contractor

If you think your roof has sustained damage, call a professional roofing company as soon as possible. Expert roofers will assess your roof carefully and confirm any suspicions you have. They will also give you a roofing estimate for repairs and replacements your roof may need.

Even if you think your roof is free of damage, it’s still a good idea to call a roofer. In some situations, damage can be hidden and is not always visible to the untrained eye. To check whether your roof is okay or not, you need a professional to examine your roof for you.

Let Your Insurance Company Know

After getting your roofing estimate, contact your insurance company and let them know about hail roof damage. As a policyholder, you need to know your rights and what your insurance can or cannot cover. Remember, the lowest bid may not be the best one for roof repairs or replacements and may not deliver the best workmanship.

Instead, you can use your roofing estimate to keep your insurance company honest when processing your claim. To get the most out of your insurance, consult a licensed and professional public insurance adjuster who can provide expert assistance for the claim process.

Has your roof sustained roof hail damage? Look no further than Premier Systems Roofing. Count on our experienced team of home restoration specialists to ensure your property is fully restored to pre-storm condition. We’ll also work directly with your insurance company to ensure just that. We are there every step of the way, from determining the roof cost to making sure all damages are covered.

To learn more about us, call us today at (605) 361-4955. You may also fill out our online contact form to set an appointment.