There are many environmental elements that can damage a roof, but few can be as destructive as hail. It’s important for homeowners to understand what hail can do to their roofs, how the damage can be repaired, and what they should do immediately after spotting hail damage. However, there’s a lot of misinformation about roof repair in Denver CO circulating around out there. Here’s the truth behind some of the most common myths about hail damage:
Myth: Hail Damage is Immediately Noticeable
Most types of hail damage are immediately noticeable after a hail storm. But in some cases, hail does not cause any obvious visual damage. Instead, it will cause the shingles on your roof to age prematurely, which may not be noticeable for months or even years. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected after every hail storm so a roofer can look for signs of damage that are not noticeable to the untrained eye.
Myth: Only Large Pieces of Hail Can Cause Damage
Hail falls from the sky at a high speed and your roof absorbs the impact of this fall. This means that any piece of hail—regardless of how big or small it is—can damage your roof. Therefore, don’t make the mistake of assuming that your roof is fine because the hail that you saw was too small to do any real damage.
Myth: You Can Take Your Time Filing An Insurance Claim
It’s strongly recommended that you file an insurance claim as soon as possible after a roofer spots hail damage on your roof. Why? First, if there is a large gap of time between the date of the hail storm and the date the claim was filed, the adjuster may deny the claim. He may argue that there’s no way the damage was caused by the hail storm because you waited so long to file the claim. Learn how to handle roof damage from hail storms
But, that’s not the only reason why waiting is a bad idea. Roof damage can get worse if it is left unrepaired. The longer that you wait to file a claim, the longer it will be before your roof is repaired. If you wait too long, leaks may start to form.
Myth: My Roof Warranty Will Cover Hail Damage
Read the fine print on your roof warranty to learn more about what is and is not covered. If the warranty was provided by the manufacturer of the roofing materials, it is very likely that it only covers damage caused by defective materials. Most warranties do not cover damage caused by environmental elements such as hail, wind, or water, so don’t believe this myth.
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