What To Do When My Roof Is Damaged by Hail?

Although your metal roof is designed to protect your home from outside elements, it doesn’t mean that it can withstand everything Mother Nature brews up. Large raindrops may not be a problem, but when it comes to hail, your roof may incur damage that can affect the people living under it. However, if you act quickly, you can save your hail-damaged roof from getting worse.

Here are the proper steps to take when handling roof damage after a hail storm hits your area.

Inspect the Damage

Once it’s safe to go outside, take a look at your roof for potential hail damage. Depending on the strength of the hail storm, your roofing may or may not encounter any problems. Don’t forget to check other metal structures and materials like wind turbines, shingles, and metal caps for noticeable dents. You also want to inspect the gutter system to see if there is any debris blocking the drain. If you have a skylight, take a look at its window screens and see if they’re damaged as well.

Call Your Local Roofing Contractor

As long as you notice roof damage suddenly appearing after the hail storm, your next course of action is to call the roofing professionals. Your local roofing contractor can help you repair your roof in no time, so it’s better to call the contractor early to set up an appointment. Once the roofing contractor has arrived, they’ll look at your roof and take note of the damage it incurred. Even if you’ve already conducted preliminary damage assessments, your roofing contractor will spot roofing damages that you may have overlooked. The professional roofing contractor could also determine whether your roof is in need of extensive repairs or not.

Contact Your Insurance Provider

Once the roofing contractor has verified that your roof is damaged, call your insurance agent. Making your insurance provider aware of the extent of the damage helps ease the financial burden of paying for the repairs or replacement.

By taking the proper steps in dealing with your hail-damaged roof, you can spare your property from encountering water damage like leaks and moisture build up. If your roof in the Greater Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex has received damage from a recent hail storm, contact Metal Roofs of Texas.

We offer professional hail damaged roof replacement for both residential and commercial properties. Our fully licensed and certified technicians work quickly and thoroughly to eliminate any initial and secondary roof damage. Once we’re done repairing or replacing your roof, you can expect your property to be safe and prepared for the next hail storm. Contact us today at 817-241-2126 for a free estimate.