It is vital to inspect your roof after a severe storm - especially one involving hail. When you check for weather damage, you should begin from the inside.
The first step is to look for visible drips or water stains on the inside of your roof and the walls beneath it. These indications must not be ignored because they can result in permanent damage to your home and may lead to the entire roof being replaced.
The second step is to look on the outside. Search for dents and other signs of damage on your shingles. Many people don’t realize that dents are typically covered by insurance, so making a visible roof inspection is doubly significant.
If you find signs of damage, the third step is to contact your insurance company, who will send out an agent called an adjuster. We strongly advise getting an opinion from an independent professional at this time. Most roofing companies will provide an estimate of the damage free of charge, so you shouldn’t hesitate in calling whenever your roof has been damaged by hail and other severe weather. The best-case scenario is that the estimates made by the adjuster and the roofer match, in which case the insurance coverage claim will be expedited.
It’s good to have a basic understanding of the process if you do need to contract with a company to repair or replace your roof. A reputable contractor should use materials designed to best handle damage from hail. If your roof is installed with roof shingles, they must be reinforced with fiberglass or organic material. We recommend rubber, which we mechanically screw to your roof.
Please don’t hesitate to call Empirer Renovation if you are facing roof repairs, roof leak repair, or total roof tear off and replacement. We’re more than happy to inspect your roof and explain your options in terms you can understand. We have decades of experience working with every major Chicagoland insurance company and can aid you with your insurance claims too! Our experienced professionals are here to help you get the job done at the right price! Call us for your exterior needs!