Storm damage isn’t as simple as other types of roofing damage, which is one reason why many still subscribe to certain notions that have been debunked as mere misconceptions. In today’s blog post, we take a look at some of the myths regarding storm damage and the truth behind each of them.
Myth 1: “The Roof Doesn’t Look Damaged.”
Many homeowners make it a point to go out and perform an inspection of their homes as soon as the storm has passed. Unfortunately, mistakes occur once they see the roof intact and quickly dismiss it as such. Even if it is so, it could have a small crack, dent, puncture or any minor damage that can worsen if not identified and dealt with early. Regardless of the roof’s appearance after a storm, calling a local roofer for a thorough inspection is imperative.
Myth 2: “It’ll Be Covered by My Roofing Warranty.”
Many homeowners, especially those with brand new roofing systems, have this belief that any sign of damage will be covered by their warranty. This isn’t necessarily true. Despite industry-wide improvements in coverage, unchecked and undocumented hail and storm damage can still render a warranty void. Contacting your trusted roof repair and replacement contractor and insurance provider is important in this regard.
Myth 3: “Rates Won’t Go Up If I Don’t File a Claim.”
Your insurance company may increase your home insurance rates after a storm hits, whether or not you file a claim. There’s a greater chance that your premium will go up if you’ve filed claims in the past, own a property with a history of claims, or live in an area prone to severe weather. So even if the roof only sustained minor damage, you still have to pursue claims with your insurer. Do so in a prompt manner and you will end up with a roof restored to its original condition.
Always turn to pros when dealing with this kind of situation. At Patriot Roofing LLC, we provide fast, high-quality repairs so you can be sure your roof will continue to protect you. You can also rely on us for your siding and gutter installation needs should these exterior components also suffered damage following a storm.
Call us today at (405) 217-0473 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Norman, OK, and surrounding areas.