There are a number of significant threats to your roof, but one of the biggest ones is hail. You need to make sure your roof is ready to stand up to this type of stress, as hail can cause significant damage to your structure. What are a few steps you need to take to make sure your roof is ready? Take a look at a few important points below, and reach out to us to schedule an appointment today.
Get a Roof Inspection
The first thing you need to do is order a roof inspection. You need to identify any potential trouble spots that might not be able to stand up to hail. Even though most of your roof might be able to withstand this type of damage, all it takes is one vulnerable location, a well-placed hailstone, and a bad storm to damage your roof and structure.
We would be happy to take a look at your roof and let you know if we identify any repair issues. Then, we can reinforce these vulnerabilities before the next storm, protecting your roof against hail.
Check Your Insurance Policy
You also need to take a close look at your insurance policy. You must make sure your home insurance cover is roof damage due to hail. A typical home insurance policy should do that, but you need to make sure that is the case. You also need to understand what your deductible is. You may have a higher deductible for damage due to wind and hail, so you need to be prepared for this.
You may also want to take a look at the code endorsement on your policy. This should pay for all required codes based on the current code standards in the local area. This type of rider can help you save thousands of dollars if your roof is damaged by hail.
Consider Getting a New Roof
If your roof is old, you might be better off getting a new one. Our team can take a close look at your roof and let you know if it is strong enough to stand up to hail. As we go through the cost of any potential repairs, we will let you know if we think it is more cost-effective for you to replace the roof entirely. We can review your options, talk about structural reinforcements, and make sure you have the protection you deserve.
Count on Our Team To Help You Get Your Roof Ready
These are a few of the most important steps you need to take to make sure your roof is ready for hail season. If you have questions about your insurance policy, you can talk to us about it, or reach out to your insurance company to learn more. Then, do not forget to get a roof inspection prior to the next hailstorm. We would be happy to take a look at your roof for you, and we can repair or replace it if required.