In the Midwest, hail storms are a common occurrence during the months of April through September. Hail storms can be damaging to your car and your home’s exterior. Weather cannot be controlled, but the LoveOurRoof exterior experts are here to give you tips on how you can deal with hail damage like a pro.
How to deal with hail damage
A huge hail storm just hit, as a homeowner, what are your next steps? The first thing you should do is contact an Omaha hail storm expert from LoveOurRoof. The quicker you have your hail damage assessed the better in order to prevent future damage.
As homeowners, one thing you can do while waiting for an expert is walk around your house and check for damage. You are looking for dents, displaced shingles on the ground or any newly exposed areas on your shingles. Also, check out your attic for any leaks or damp areas.
Roof damage can be tough especially because you can not see the top of your roof. Our Omaha hail storm experts do not recommend homeowners get on their roof because of their lack of experience and without the correct tools this can result in injury or more damage to your home.
Hail damage insurance
Standard home insurance includes hail damage, and the insurer will typically pay for the damage minus the deductible. It is important to file a claim as soon as possible and take photos to show the damage.
Weather can not be controlled but as a homeowner, it is your job to take care of your roof. It protects your home and your family all day, so it is imperative that you take care of it.
Regular roof maintenance can help prevent large damage because minor problems can get worse over time. It is recommended to get your roof inspected twice a year, once during the fall and the spring. This is a perfect time because it is right before the harsh winters.
Choosing durable materials for your home
Remember the saying, “you get what you pay for” don’t find the cheapest materials for your home! Oftentimes, they are not made to last. This means, in the long run, you will have to pay more because of repairs and replacements.
Choosing the right materials will protect your roof from high winds. Some examples of roof materials that are durable are: metal, steel coated shingles or asphalt. When replacing these materials be sure to contact a reputable roofing company for the best results.
LoveOurRoof is a reputable company that partners with Owens Corning to provide its customers with the best roofing materials. Contact us today to get started on protecting your home or if you have any questions about damage or repairs!