Insurance companies are covering claims for hail damaged roofs. Once hail hits the roof, the protective granules are knocked off at the point of strike, and these damaged areas are the sources of roof leaks in the future, if the roof is not fixed within a few years.
The roof does not leak immediately. It often takes years. It makes sense to check your roof and get in line for a roof replacement covered by your insurance company.
If you think you may have hail damage, it is best to call a local contractor you trust to check your roof. It's best to work with well known and reputable local companies even if you have to wait a while.
Even a roof paid for by your insurance company deserves to be the best; beautiful, installed correctly, free of leaks, and with a warranty from a contractor you know will be there for you in the future to actually honor the warranty.
Stormchasers subscribe to hail tracking services which tell them roughly where hail has hit, and they have computer printouts which show the bands of hail coverage with approximate sizes of hail.
This brings in the Out of State companies who come into town, some of them with as many as 50 salesmen who set up base to come and work the storm.
Many of these companies operate under their own name, but... >
When it comes to selecting a contractor in the aftermath of a storm, "caution" is the key word. Many "storm chasers" flock to areas of damage, and do as much work as possible before they leave for the next storm.
Some of these may be legitimate, responsible companies that have chosen this way of doing business, but they leave when the hail claims dry up. Some set up partnerships with local contrac... >
Dr. Roofs Solution
Don't rush, and don't panic. Take your time. Your roof is not going to leak from the hail damage right away..
If you think you have had hail damage, there is no need to panic or rush to sign agreements with the first roofer telling you you have hail damage.
Hail damage does not cause immediate leaks, so there is plenty of time to make an insurance claim. Chose your roofer carefully. With Dr. Roof... >