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The first step to helping The Woodlands Roofing Expert get your insurance claim underway is to take pictures of some of the hail outside your driveway while the storm is still occurring. This is just a little touch that can help validate your position when the time comes to get in touch with your insurance provider.
Hail damage is fairly easy to recognize because instead of a large bald patch or more regular looking damage, there will be evidence of a "scraped" look to the shingle surface. The damage will appear to be more irregular and erratic in nature than if it was damage that was accrued over the course of several months or years.
The Woodlands Roofing Expert provides inspections for all types of roofs, residential or commercial. Our technicians are insured and bonded and have been doing this for years. We know how the system works and what steps need to be taken to insure that you are properly reimbursed for roofing replacements or repairs done to fix this type of damage.
There are many factors that can influence the amount of damage your roof will suffer in the event of a hail storm. The size of the individual hailstones is an obvious one, and we certainly get our share of large hailstones here in the region of Houston.
Another fairly obvious factor that can determine the severity of hailstone damage is the approximate mass of each individual stone. Wind can influence this as well, as its velocity can create more damage from hail as well as doing damage to your roof on its own. The distance each individual hailstone falls before striking your roofing system can vary. If the falling height is great enough to reach terminal velocity before hitting your rooftop, damage will be done. The age of your roofing is a big factor, as older and more worn out shingles will be damaged more easily. The angle of the roof's slope can also affect the outcome.
How can you know if most of the damage to your roof is from hail?
When it comes to drawing a quick and final conclusion, the more important factor has to be the uniformity or lack thereof of roof defects. In the case of asphalt shingles, an even blistering or worn effect over a larger area can indicate slow damage done over time by weather instead of a single evening of harsh weather such as hail.
The final sign that a roof's damage might be from hail is the appearance of dents or puncture spots where the individual hailstones struck the shingle.
Whatever the final verdict, you can be sure that our inspectors will get the job done correctly by inspecting your roof and comparing it to other roofs inspected around the same time here in our region. This is the the final professional touch that can greatly increase the the chances of receiving proper payment from insurance firms.
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