Hail damage to roofs is becoming increasingly more common. With the winter months here, it’s important for homeowners to know how to recognize hail damage, and what to do if they experience hail damage. The following tips will help you ensure that your roof is up to par this winter.

Tip #1. Recognize hail damage.

Hail and other weather-related damage are much different from other types of roof repairs. The main reason is your homeowner’s insurance will likely help you cover the costs of the repairs if you have hail damage, which saves you money.

One way to determine if you have hail damage is the condition of your roof. Hail falls from the sky with a forceful impact. As a result, you will see signs that your roof has experienced damage from something traveling at a high velocity. If you’ve recently experienced a hail storm, then you should look for dents, torn shingles, and damage with no distinct pattern to determine if you have hail damage. Of course, you can also hire us at All American Roofing and Restoration to assess with your assessment.

Tip #2. File an insurance claim as soon as possible.

If your roof is damaged by hail, the last thing you want to do is miss the opportunity to get help from your homeowner’s insurance. Unfortunately, the longer you delay filing a claim, you increase the odds that your insurance company won’t help you cover the damage. Following a storm, you should have your roof inspected immediately. Once your roofer has determined you have hail damage, file your claim as soon as possible.

Tip #3. Contract with a local expert.

One problem many homeowners face is getting their home improvements completed by someone who isn’t capable of doing the work. At All American Roofing & Restoration, we have years of experience in roofing. We put our customers first, which helped the Better Business Bureau easily bestow the 2013-2014 Torch Award for Ethics.

When a homeowner chooses the wrong professional, their family could potentially experience more problems following the repair. Many inexperienced make matters worse, including damaging other aspects of the roof, which can lead to water leaks.

At All American Roofing and Restoration, we are your partner in protecting your roof. We service Minneapolis and the St. Paul Metro area. If you would like us to examine the condition of your roof, give us a call today.

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