Recover Hail Damages
When hail falls onto a property it can be very concerning. Impacts may or may not cause damages and sometimes it’s up to the homeowner to make sure that large damages weren’t made on a given time. In order to gauge the level of damages a roof inspection should be conducted by a trained roofer. AST Roofing & Consulting, LLC is here to make sure that your property is covered and taken care of with reliable roof hail damage repair in McLean, VA. Give us a call at (703) 599-1490 now to get assistance.
How Hail Can Damage Your Home
Hail can impact your home in different ways depending on the roofing materials, wind speeds, and the size of the hail. The scale of damages can therefore vary greatly so it’s important to understand the factors that affect the outcome of your roof after a hailstorm has passed.
- Wind: Wind speeds and the direction of the wind can vary during a storm and affect the location of where hail will hit your roof as well as the severity of impacts.
- Size and density: Hail can be as small as a pea or as large as a softball which can affect the degree of damages made to your property. What’s more, most hailstones won’t have smooth edges which can increase damages.
- Building materials – Depending on your roofing materials, a property will absorb hail impacts differently. With asphalt shingles, you may see dents or dings while cracks and breaks can form with clay roofing materials. The age and condition of your roof can also play a role in its susceptibility to damages.
- Barriers: The positioning of natural barriers like trees, landscaping, adjacent homes, or fences can reduce the impact of hail reaching your home and causing damages.
Signs of Hail Damage
You may be able to tell that there are problems with your property visually by taking a look at your roof and gutters. Gutters can clog up after granules from shingles shed with hail impact so if you see overflowing gutters that can indicate that hail may have caused damages to your roof. Other materials may break off and you may see them around your landscaping as well. Find out more about the signs that your roof may have been impacted by hail by calling us for roof hail damage repair in McLean, VA.
File a Claim
In many states, a typical homeowners policy will include hail damage to your roof as part of your coverage. Certain policies may also exclude this protection so make sure that you’re aware of what your insurance does and does not cover. If you are covered be sure to file a claim and pay the policy deductible so that the insurer pays to fix the damages. Our team is here to help you by being the intermediary between you and your insurer, get the assistance you need on getting covered with repairs after a hailstorm has hit your roof.