If you suspect hail damage, wind damage, or storm damage, Caldwell’s Roofing can assess and/or present potential evidence for a roofing insurance claim.
1. Hail Damage Can Result in a Roofing Insurance Claim
Hail damage can often be mistaken for heat blisters on a roof. The following image shows the difference. While hail damage can be a roofing insurance claim, heat blisters rarely if ever make a claim, because they are the fault of poor attic ventilation (excessive heat build-up under shingles). Since heat blisters are the result of failing to build attics to code on ventilation specs (some 9 of 10 attics lack proper ventilation!), the insurance companies argue against coverage in that case. Hail, on the other hand, is an unanticipated loss. One way to tell the difference between a hail impact on a shingle versus a heat blister is that with hail, the granules are usually left intact, simply smashed into the indentation. With heat blisters, there is a usually smaller (say 1/8″-3/16″ diameter) round circle with the granules gone.
2. Wind Damage Can (Sometimes) Result in at Least a Partial Roofing Insurance Claim
Another way roofs can be damaged is by strong winds. Older roofs are more susceptible to wind damage. Tell-tale signs of wind damage are broken or missing shingle tabs, especially with 3-tab asphalt shingles.
3. Significant Storm Damage Could Create a Roofing Insurance Claim
Whether your roof has a fallen tree on it, a large branch, or some other storm damage, you should be able to get a roofing insurance claim to cover your loss. If you have or suspect a loss, give Caldwell’s Roofing a call to give their opinion of the situation! 334.332.7799.