Roof Hail Damage True or False Quiz
I checked out my roof after the hail storm and didn’t find anything wrong. If I didn’t see any issues, everything should be okay, right?
Answer: False. Even if you can’t see any damage, a roofing specialist will have a more trained eye for spotting signs of hail damage. Not every roofing company has this expertise. Titan Roofing does.
There are no missing shingles, so the hailstorm obviously didn’t cause any damage.
Answer: False. Missing shingles are an indicator of wind damage. If there were high winds during a hailstorm, there may be shingles missing. However, roof hail damage is easily unnoticed by an untrained eye and can cause serious problems further down the road.
I just got a new roof, so it should be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
Answer: False. Manufacturers’ warranties typically exclude hail damage specifically. This is also true for many roofing contractors and home builders. Unfortunately, a new roof is more prone to hail damage than a seasoned roof because it hasn’t had time to cure through exposure to the elements.
There was only minimal damage to my roof, so there’s no need for me to file a claim.
Answer: False. Any level of roof hail damage qualifies the filing of a claim. The damage may not appear to be substantial, but it can easily result in roof leaks a few years down the line. Therefore, minor roof repair immediately after a storm will save you money in the long run.
Although many insurance policies limit claims allow one year for filing claims, the sooner you discover hail damage and file a claim, the more quickly your home will be repaired. Severe hailstorms are not uncommon in Central Texas, so insurance companies often experience floods of claims following them. The more claimants they have to serve, the more time it will take for each of them to be served.
On rare occasions, an insurance company may take into account that it can take years for hail roof damage to present itself. However, this type of waiver typically only happens when a hailstorm affects a large geographical area. In other words, don’t bank on it. Call the Titan
No Emergency Roof Repair Is Too Large or Too Small for Titan Roofing
Regardless of the nature of your need for emergency roof repair, Titan will be there to help you pull through it.
- Toppled trees or flying tree branches?
- Collapsed roof?
- Shingles torn away from strong winds?
- Roof decking damage?
- Damage from shoddy roof installers?
- Sudden failure of flashing?
- Weak points due to neglected maintenance?
- Sudden failures from gradual UV radiation and normal wear and tear?