Heavy rains and high winds pose significant risks to your roof. It’s the same for hailstorms as they can be extremely damaging to roofing shingles. No matter the size of hailstones, you should have your roof checked after this weather event hits your area because not all signs of damage are obvious to the untrained eye.
Filing Insurance Claims
Hail roof damage is covered by most homeowner’s insurance policies, but any damage caused by neglecting repairs isn’t. Insurance companies believe that it’s your duty as the homeowner to take care of your property to avoid leaks or damage. When you wait too long to address hail damage on your roof, your insurer may refuse to cover repair costs.
Also, some insurance companies set deadlines for submitting claims to prevent further damage to your home.
What Hailstones Do to Your Roof
The impact of hailstones can dislodge the protective granules covering your asphalt shingles. When these protective coating are damaged, the layer beneath the shingles are prone to issues due to the elements. The exposed areas can weaken because of ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure, making them vulnerable to damage and leaks.
Roof leaks can affect different parts of your home, causing problems, such as rot and mold. They can also compromise your electrical system as well as result in wall and ceiling damage.
At AQ Roofing LLC, you can count on us for your roof repair and replacement needs. We also specialize in siding and gutter installation. Call us at (501) 214-7167, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.