Immediate action after a weather event will limit damages and minimize consequential damage caused by exposure to the elements. If your roof was damaged by hail, wind, or a tornado, call VL Builders. We will provide you with an immediate response and can help you navigate the process of working with your insurance company.
It’s difficult to determine whether a shingled roof needs to be replaced after a hail storm because the damage is not readily evident. Our hail damage specialists are specially trained and experienced to determine the damage and make corrective action We check the entire roof structure and gutter system. If we see a large amount of granules re-roofing would be a consideration. Granules aren’t just for appearance purposes, they’re there to protect the asphalt based roof product (the shingle). It doesn’t take much of a hail storm to dislodge a bunch of granules, thereby exposing the asphalt and shortening the service life of your roof.
If your roof went through a hail storm but no damage was readily visible but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. If enough granules were knocked loose, the sun will hit the exposed asphalt further damaging the roof and underlayment. The exposed asphalt will deteriorate and more granules will come loose. In a few months and after a few rains, the damage will be readily evident. Many times hail storms produce visible damage, but beware, only a trained roofing hail damage specialist can uncover the real damage!
Did you know you may only have a limited time to make a claim on your roof? Some insurance companies only allow claims for up to one year. And it costs you nothing to check it out. Just call us or email today for your free, no obligation inspection. If there is an issue, let us help guide you through the insurance process for the replacement of your home’s roof. Getting a complete roof replacement is a major project for any homeowner. If your roof is showing signs of age or has significant damage, regular repairs and maintenance may not be enough to preserve the integrity of your roof.