Roof Damaged in a Hail Storm: Now What?
During the monsoon season, hail is a significant problem for Phoenix-area home and business owners. Depending on the size and velocity of the hail, one storm could cause thousands of dollars in damage. At first, the hail damage may seem merely cosmetic, but depending on the material of the roof and its condition, the damage could extend deep enough for water to seep into the structure, causing water damage and the need for roof repair.
Water damage isn’t the only thing to worry about when your roof suffers hail damage. Hail can cause a range of longlasting problems. If your property has damage from a hail storm, you want an experienced roofing contractor to assess and repair the roof. Geo Roofing’s professional team of roofers has decades of combined experience in the Phoenix area, and they know what to do in the event of hail damage.
Roof Inspections After a Big Storm
The first thing property owners need to do after a hail storm in Phoenix is to call a local roofing company to inspect the roof’s condition. Geo Roofing provides free estimates for all of their roofing jobs, and their contractors will sit down with you to go over all of your options in detail. Geo Roofing’s experienced team wants to see your property restored to its original condition, and they work with their customers to fit their needs, budget, and timeline.
Indications of Hail Damage to Your Roof
Do not go up on the roof alone. Depending on the damage, the roof may be weak in some spots. You face a risk of being injured in the process. Instead, here are a few indications of hail damage you can look for on the ground around your property:
- Mineral Granules. Hail can knock granules off of granular shingles, such as asphalt shingles. Check the area around the downspout to see if granules washed off of the roof and into the gutters.
- Property Damage. One of the most obvious signs of significant hail damage to the roof is damage to other pieces of property, such as a broken outdoor HVAC unit, dented gutters, or dings on nearby vehicles. If the surrounding property is damaged, the roof is likely damaged as well.
- Impact Craters. Depending on the size of the hail, it can hit the ground with the force of rock. Often, property owners notice impact craters on their vehicles or other visible areas on the property.
If you notice any of these things after a hail storm, it’s a good idea to have a professional roofer come out to look at the damage and prepare an estimate for the repair.
How Much Does Hail Damage Roof Repair Cost?
Multiple factors determine how much roof repair will cost after significant hail damage. These factors include the amount of damage, the material of the roof, and the condition of the roof. The age of the roof and the design of the roof also affect repair costs. Sometimes, it may be more cost-effective to replace the roof in its entirety rather than attempt extensive repairs that may cost more in maintenance and additional repairs down the line.
No matter the situation, Geo Roofing’s contractors, care about their customers and will go over every option and honestly offer suggestions to protect their customers’ properties and families. Any significant home repair is stressful, and Geo Roofing understands that.
Roof Repair or Roof Replacement?
Depending on the amount of damage to your roof after a hail storm, Geo Roofing may recommend that the entire roof needs replacing to save property owners money in the long run. Repair may cost less upfront, but some damage may result in long-lasting effects on the roof, requiring much more maintenance and repair than usual. These costs add up over time.
Geo Roofing can help property owners decide what works best for their property and budget without compromising safety or the integrity of the structure.
Roof Insurance Claims
If your hail damage is eligible to be covered by insurance, Geo Roofing can help with every step of the claims process. We’ll work directly with your insurance company to provide all of the necessary documentation. This documentation includes photos of the damage, extensive detailing of the work needed and the related costs, and more. This way, nothing gets left out, and you receive the reimbursement you’re entitled to.
Geo Roofing Only Employs Contractors Who Care
When it comes to significant roof repair, Geo Roofing understands the stress that property owners are under. That’s why they only employ carefully-vetted roofers. Geo Roofing evaluates each contractor’s skill, experience, and training when hiring new contractors.
Our contractors show up on time, are professional, and will leave your property in good condition without any materials or tools lying around. Additionally, our contractors have enough experience to work on any type of roof, including metal roofs, foam roofs, and more! This way, Geo Roofing can ensure the best possible experience for their customers. If your roof has suffered hail damage in the Phoenix area, call Geo Roofing today for a free estimate!
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