If your roof appears to be in good condition after a storm passes through, you might assume that all is well. Unfortunately, many types of storm damage are hard to spot for the untrained eye. Hail damage, in particular, can be very subtle, yet can lead to serious and costly problems if left unaddressed. This is why you should call a roofing company to inspect your roof after a storm hits your area.
Still not convinced? Bradford Xteriors Denver shares three specific reasons why you should schedule a professional roof inspection after a storm.
To Identify Hail Damage
Hail damage isn’t always obvious, and sometimes it takes a while before you really see its impact on your roof. For instance, latent roof damage due to a hailstorm can cause premature aging of the shingles.
A professional roof inspection can alert you to possible signs of hail damage. Typically, hail damage is characterized by indentations and small fractures on the surface of the shingles.
To Help With Your Insurance Claim
If you suspect that your roof has been damaged by hail, you’ll need proof to show your insurer. Otherwise, they won’t cover the expenses of the roof repair or roof replacement service you need. With a professional inspection, you’ll receive detailed documentation of any damage to your roof, which you can then pass along to your insurance provider. This will strengthen your claim.
To Catch Other Kinds of Damage
Professional roofers are trained to look into every nook and cranny of your roofing as well as other parts of your home. Although some of these areas aren’t necessarily part of your roofing system, damage to these parts could still potentially lead to roofing problems. For example, indentations on the roof flashing, chimney caps and the flashing around a skylight could be an indication of hail damage.
Bradford Xteriors Denver is a top-rated roofing and siding contractor with many years of experience in the industry. We offer a range of home improvement services including roof repair, maintenance and inspection. Call us at (720) 520-2514 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve homeowners in Denver, CO.