Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hail Damage on Your Roof
July 9, 2019
Many people don’t know that their roofs have been damaged by hail until its effects are noticed in the indoor spaces. This is why it’s important to have your roof inspected after a hailstorm or any severe weather event. Find out the consequences of ignoring hail damage on roofs here.
It can take years before hail damage can start causing leaks on your roof. While hail roof damage is covered by your homeowner’s insurance, the damage that developed due to ignoring repairs isn’t. Most insurance providers believe that it’s your responsibility to keep your home in good shape to prevent damage. You may be left to pay for major roof repair costs if you wait too long to get it fixed.
Some insurance companies have deadlines for filing claims to prevent more damage to your home. Most policies require claims to be filed as soon as possible. At Rapid Roofing, we don’t only specialize in residential and commercial roof repair, but we can also help you with filing your storm damage claim. Our team can coordinate with your insurer and make sure your property is properly assessed.
Hailstones can loosen the protective granules covering asphalt shingles. Without these granules, the layer underneath the shingles is vulnerable to harsh elements. These bare areas can become weak due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, making them prone to leaks.
Damage from roof leaks will eventually spread within your home. When not detected early, leaks can cause mold to grow and electrical system problems as well as ceiling and wall damage.
Let Rapid Roofing help you with your roofing needs. We are your most trusted expert in residential and commercial roofing systems. We offer roof installation, siding replacement, storm damage restoration and more. Call us at (734) 441-3138, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Ann Arbor, MI.