There are several reasons why your property should be inspected after a large hail or wind storm. Catastrophic events such as hail, wind and ice storms can cause extensive damage that is not always immediately apparent and can take several years before it becomes a problem. Fortunately, these events are covered by your insurance policy as long as you submit your claim within the time allowed by your insurance company. When damage happens, the Roofing Annex can get your claim moving quickly!
FREE Roof Evaluations by Certified Inspectors
A Certified Roofing Annex representative can quickly evaluate your property and determine whether you should or should not file an insurance claim. Our Haag certified inspector will satisfy your concerns on whether your property or roof has been affected by a recent hail or wind storm. For over 87 Years, Haag Engineering has provided expert forensic engineering and roof consulting services worldwide; an accreditation and sense of pride we take very seriously at the Roofing Annex.
Hail May Void Your Current Roof Warranty
According to most roofing material manufacturers, hail is classified as one of many events that are considered situations beyond normal weathering or exposure conditions. Roofing shingle manufacturers do not warrant against damage caused by the impact of hail or any other material. After a recent storm, it is extremely important to have your roof evaluated by the Roofing Annex.
Unforeseen Emergency Repairs
Hail and Wind damaged roofing shingles are not easily seen from the ground. The impact of hail on an asphalt shingle will remove the roofing granules preventing them from effectively reflecting the ultra violet rays of the sun. This damage will cause the shingles to deteriorate. Strong winds can also compromise the sealing strip of asphalt shingles and water and ice can be forced underneath. This type of damage starts slowly, but will continue to worsen—causing interior damage to plywood sheathing, interior drywall, and insulation. Such damage may result in the formation of mold. If mold growth is present, mold remediation services may be required. Temporary repairs may be necessary to prevent further shingle or interior damage to your property.
You Have a Limited Time to File an Insurance Claim
Depending on your insurance policy guidelines—you have a limited time to file your insurance claim. If damage is reported to your insurance company after the date of your claim deadline, you may not be able to seek coverage for the cost of those repairs. A Free evaluation from the Roofing Annex can quickly determine if it is necessary to file a claim with your insurance company.