We Offer Roof, Siding and Window Hail Storm Damage Inspections & Repair
Bulldog Contractors, LLC. has been busy this summer because of violent hail storms. If you live in the Midwest, Colorado or Texas, then you bare witness to these violent storms that have caused every homeowner damage of some sort.
Shingles can rip loose due to high winds, leaving water an easy entrance onto the roof’s deck, causing it to soak through. Roofs often take all of the beating of your home, it is your duty to have your roof fully inspected so that it may withstand future storm damage. Never wait until you notice water stains on your ceiling from inside your home.
Getting a roof inspection is vital to your homes foundation
Your roof should be attended to as soon as possible after a storm has passed, and the proper inspection should be performed by a certified roof inspector or company like Bulldog Contractors, LLC. Hail around 1′ inches in diameter can cause tremendous damage to composite and wood shake shingles. If you have composite shingles, you may be able to withstand hail stones 1 inch in diameter. SevereÂ Hail Damage that is strong enough to damage your roof, is most likely to have also caused damage to nearby cars, fences, exterior siding, and numerous other surrounding objects.
Why get a proper roof inspection?
Some homeowners may think this would be a good time to give your insurance provider a call or pull out the ladder yourself and take a look â€“ but we would first recommend that you call a licensed, insured, national roofing contractor with offices in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas like Bulldog Contractors, LLC. to provide a thorough inspection and include the proper documentation required by your insurance company for a hail damage claim. In many cases your homeowner’s insurance will have coverage for storm damage to your roof, but you will need to provide documentation showing when the roof was damaged and the paper work must be submitted prior to the insurance companies deadlines.
Was my roof really damaged by hail?
There are other causes to roof damage other then just hail stones and just like hail damage, they should be tended to as well. Before you assume that your roof may have been a victim to hail damage, you should consider checking for these other types of damage. Hardening, Rounded or horseshoe shaped areas, Discolored streaks or patches, Blisters, Splices, Craze cracks, Deterioration, Splitting, as well as Curled edges.
Composite shingles have four layers, such as a mat composed of glass fibers, possibly some type of organic material, asphalt, limestone or sand, or granules made up of a ceramic coating. The asphalt will deteriorate and shrink when exposed to these types of storms, leaving the shingle to harden up and usually become brittle. The edges tend to curl up as the outside edge of the shingle shrinks at a faster rate then the interior of the shingle, leaving you with cupped or curled edges. Cracks that appear in random patterns throughout your shingles are called Craze Cracks and therefore, should be replaced as soon as possibly. Gas is released from the asphalt as the shingles are heated up and are known to become trapped by the surrounding layers. Blisters can pop, and leaving you with pockmarks throughout your roofs shingles.
As you can see there are many ways that your roof can be damaged so it can be difficult to prove that the damage was due to a hail storm. That is why it’s important that you contact a professional like Bulldog Contractors, LLC. that is trained in inspecting your home for hail and storm damage.
Let us help you in your time of need. We have several years of combined insurance recovery and restoration experience. Involving us early in the process gives you great leverage when dealing with your insurance company. We have negotiated with most insurance companies, including, State Farm, Farmers, American Family, Travelers, Geico, Hartford, Allstate, and others. Early identification of all potential damage is important but the key to receiving a full and fair settlement is conveying that information to the insurance company. All areas of concern should be documented early in the process and adjusters tend to be more thorough if there is an outside expert along along during their inspection.
Call us today at MN: 952-985-5458 | CO: 720-456-8218 | TX: 210-900-2002 or contact us via Web Form if you would like a Field Supervisor to evaluate your properties or meet with a representative from your insurance company.