Repairing Hail Damage To Your Nashville Home
When it comes to your home, there is nothing more important or valuable than your roof overhead! It protects your family and belongings, keeping you safe and dry from the elements.
Naturally, your roof is hard to see from the ground level. And, prior to it leaking, it tends to be an afterthought for most people. Since your home is a large structure, it’s hard to determine when your roof has wind or hail damage to the property. You may not be able to notice the small cracks and indents in the shingle. Unfortunately, what starts as a small hail bruise can lead to very costly (out of pocket) repairs in the future if not taken care of. This is why it is advisable to hire a Nashville roofing contractor that specializes in storm damage inspections and repair after any major storm.
Nashville, Tennessee is no stranger to inclement weather, particularly hail storms and violent wind gusts. It doesn’t necessarily take grapefruit size hail falling for 10 minutes to cause damage to your roof. In many cases, 1” hail can cause long-lasting effects. Even the strongest of roofs can suffer severe damage.
Call a Local Nashville Roofing Contractor To Inspect Your Roof
After a major storm passes through, it is a good idea to have a professional roofer, such as ourselves, to take a look at your roof. It is important as a way to maintain the health of your roof, and to show your insurance carrier that you are diligently monitoring the exterior of your home. If hail has damaged your roof, and then another hail storm comes through, it could worsen your damaged roof significantly. A leaking roof means that not only your exterior needs to be repaired, but potentially your ceiling and interior now as well!
What starts as just a small leak or missing shingle can quickly turn into more costly repairs. You want a Nashville roofing company that specializes in hail damage to all types of roofs, whether you have an asphalt shingle roof, metal roof, slate roof, tile roof, flat roof, cedar shake roof or any other type of roof. Each roofing material is different in it’s own right, and requires a specialist that knows what they are looking for. Different materials can be damaged in various ways, and require numerous types of repair efforts.
Typically asphalt shingles are the easiest to determine whether there is hail damage. If you notice discoloration of your shingles, or missing granules – whether it’s on your sidewalk, gutters, or visibly missing – you may likely have hail damage. You can also look at your siding, gutters and HVAC unit for any noticeable hail indents on soft metal.
Time May Not Be On Your Side
If you think your roof could have been damaged by a recent hail storm, and you want a local Nashville roofer to take a look, give us a call today! It is best to have a professional contractor take a look, and not risk going up on your roof yourself if you are not familiar with how to walk a steep slope roof. We can carefully inspect your roof, and provide insight whether repair or full replacement is required.
In many cases, since hail is an Act of God, it can be covered by your homeowner’s insurance, only costing you the deductible. Having a professional roofing company inspect your roof prior to your insurance can help you to ascertain whether it is even worth your insurance carrier’s time to send out an adjuster, as well as making sure that you are properly covered. If we notice significant damage, we can help advise. A trustworthy roofing contractor can help you through the process, and ensure that all necessary repairs or replacement is done to properly fix your roofing system!