Repairing Hail Damage on Your Roof

Anyone who lives in the Northeast knows that our winters can be tough and unpredictable. Sometimes we’ll go most of the season without so much as a flurry, and other times, we’ll end up having to spend 15 extra minutes in the morning digging our cars out from under huge mounds of snow.

In case this winter decides to deliver a strong dose of hail, harming your roof in the process, here are a few ways you can do some damage control.

Spotting Hail Damage

While other weather-inflicted damage can sometimes be more noticeable, hail damage isn’t always as easy to spot. First off, it’s not really safe to climb onto your roof yourself and check for damage, but if you do, a few things to check for are:

  • Dented Shingles
  • Cracked Shingles
  • Missing Shingles

Remember that the older your roof is, the more vulnerable it is to suffering from hail damage.

Handling Hail Damage

Call the Pro’s

If you think a hail storm may have caused some damage to your roof, the first thing you should do is call a professional roof inspector to take a good look at your roof. He or she will be able to tell if the amount of damage to your roof warrants a few simple repairs or if the damage is extensive enough that you need an entirely new roof.

Call Your Insurance Adjuster

Oftentimes, if a hail storm is the cause behind your needing a new roof, insurance should cover some of the costs. It’s important to speak to your insurance adjuster before investing in a new roof so you know how much you may have to pay out-of-pocket.

For all your roofing needs in the Norwalk, CT area, trust the experts at JM Roofing & Siding. With over 15 years of experience under our belts, we have the knowledge and know-how to offer you the best experience possible. Give us a call today at 203-299-0716.

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