Spring time in North Texas we frequently have violent weather systems that pass through this corridor. Storm sirens blare and weather men alert us on our favorite local news channel that the climate is ripe for hail and tornados. If your glued to the television at this point every 5 minutes there pointing out the red areas developing. Noting the potential to produce high wind and hail. Advising you to take cover immediately. As a homeowner, hoping your house isn’t in red area outlined. You look out side and hail is peppering you roof. Hopefully, the only thing hail is damaging is the roof and tree have’t been uprooted and/or windows broken, as the storm passes through and clear skies are back on the horizon. Now you’ve assessed the damage and wonder “should I call my insurance company and start roofing claims process”. It’s easy for any homeowner to quickly access property damage and decide if they should start the roofing claims process for this particular catastrophic event.
Look around the exterior of your home see if roofing shingles are on the ground and if any debris needs to be picked up. Take pictures before any temporary roofing repairs of your home take place. Documentation of any roofing claims damage that require a temporary roofing repair by your local contractor is very beneficial for reimbursement, by your insurance carrier. Everything seems ok on your initial ground survey, lets take a closer look any potential roofing damage. The easiest way to determine if you have enough roofing claim damage on your home for a roofing claims work, is to look at the bottom of the gutters from the ground level on your home. If they have been knocked off or peppered by the hail in certain areas around the home you should have you roof checked out by a roofing contractor or your insurance carrier. All inspection work by the homeowner can and should be done from the ground.