Hail, Storm, and Wind Damage
Has your home been through a recent storm with high winds and hail? Then your first call should be to CT Roofing & Construction. Our professional, experienced roofing project managers are available for a same-day roof inspection at no charge and no obligation.
We not only assess the damage to your roof but will take pictures, provide written documentation, and give you a fair and reasonable estimate. Let us help you determine if your roof has hail damage and if you do, coordinate with your homeowner's insurance to get your claim paid and your roof repaired or replaced.
How Do You Know if Your Roof has Been Damaged?
Storm damage caused by high winds and hail can cause severe damage to your roof, resulting in lost or torn shingles as well as water damage under the roof and even inside your home. While pea or marble-sized hail may not cause roof damage, anything larger, like golf ball-sized hail, can cause significant roof damage. If you've had one inch or larger hail hit, your roof is most likely compromised.
Visible signs of roof damage can include:
- Water Damage: Aside from the apparent dripping water in your home, water stains on cleaning and walls can be a sign of roof leaks. Look for molds or water spots in the attic as well. These water leaks can rot and damage the infrastructure of your home. That's why it's crucial to have a professional roof inspection to determine the cause and make necessary roof repairs or replace the roof.
- Shingles: High winds can loosen and blow shingles or tiles from your roof. Left unrepaired, further damage to the roof can cause additional expense. If you see loose shingles or find torn shingles on the ground after a storm, it's time to call CT Roofing & Construction. Loose or missing shingles expose the roof to wildlife and weather. By detecting and repairing missing and damaged shingles immediately, you can save your roof and your wallet from more costly repairs or replacements down the road.
Fascia and Soffits: Fascia and Soffits help protect the exterior of your house from small animals and help disguise ventilation in your attic. High winds, hail, and extreme heat can damage these, leaving your home vulnerable. Proper maintenance and immediate repair to deteriorating or damaged fascia and soffits are a critical part of keeping your roof and home well maintained.
What can You Expect from a Professional RooF Inspection?
First and foremost, it's crucial to find a local roofing company you can trust who has the expertise and licensure to inspect your roof correctly. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends booking an inspection during the fall, spring, or after any major storm or natural disaster. Remember, waiting to inspect your roof can compound any small, easy to repair issues, leading to greater expense and headache.
CT Roofing & Construction Inspection Check List:
- Missing, broken, or torn shingles
- Worn away shingle granules
- Cracked or missing caulk
- Rusted or missing flashing
- Rotted or torn rubber boots around pipes
- Wood rot or sagging areas
- Cracks in the chimney or missing caps
- Gutters that aren't securely attached
How can you Claim Hail, Storm, and Wind Damage to Your Roof?
CT Roofing & Construction works with most homeowners insurance companies to help you get your damaged roof repaired or replaced. A professional roof inspector from CT Roofing & Construction will thoroughly inspect your roof for storm damage, documenting the extent of any damage to your roof, including photos.
While homeowner's insurance policies cover most roof damage from weather, high winds, and hai, it is essential to understand the parameters of your policy. CT Roofing & Construction has extensive experience with insurance companies. We will submit a professional inspection to your insurance and inspect the roof with your insurance adjuster.
You should be aware that while storm damage to your roof may be covered by insurance, you will more than likely have to pay a deductible. As your advocate, CT Roofing & Construction will work with your insurance to align your claim with the roof damage and cost of repair or replacement.