A severe hailstorm can deal significant damage to your home, especially your roof. Knowing what to do next is important for when you decide to file an insurance claim and have your roof fixed. Locally owned roofing company Patriot Roofing LLC lists the things you can do after a hailstorm.
1. Inspect your home exteriors. Once the storm has subsided, you can go outside to check your home’s exterior components. Take photos of the hailstones in your yard. Next, check for granules near the ends of your downspouts. If you find some, it’s possible that they’ve been dislodged by hailstones hitting your roof. Take note of all these things as you perform the visual inspection safely on the ground.
2. Call a professional. As soon as you’re done with the inspection, get in touch with your local roof repair professionals to conduct a more thorough assessment of your roof. They’ll take a closer look at your roof and identify any dents or cracks that may indicate hail damage. They’ll also determine whether you are eligible to file an insurance claim.
3. Contact your insurance agency. You can now inform your insurance agency about the hailstorm in your area and the damage your roof suffered. Be aware of the deadlines for filing claims — standard policies usually allow homeowners to do so within a year of determining hail roof damage. To ensure you get the payout you deserve for the repairs, work with a reputable roofing contractor who is also capable of navigating the process with you.
Patriot Roofing LLC can survey your roof and provide solutions to repair any storm damage. You can also rely on us for your siding and gutter installation needs. Call us at (405) 217-0473 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Moore, OK, and other nearby areas.