Here’s What You Should Know About Hail Repair and Roof Damage Claims
While Austin lends itself to roofing work almost year-round, that doesn’t mean you should delay a needed roof repair. In fact, this wide-open window for roofing work means Austin homeowners can take action immediately by scheduling a roof repair as soon as hail damage is diagnosed.
At Action Roofing & Construction, Inc., we specialize in Austin hail damage and roof repair. We want to make sure our readers understand just how important it is to schedule a roof repair as soon as possible—to ensure you don’t miss the window for filing an insurance claim or leave your roof vulnerable. Here’s what you need to know.
Busy Storm Seasons in Austin
We’ve had quite a storm season this year, with multiple major storms cutting a path across Austin. We’ve also seen major hail damage reported in cities near Austin and surrounding areas, including two huge storms keeping Temple and Killeen roofing companies busy.
The high frequency of damaging storms hasn’t been limited to just this year, however. Instead, it continues an ongoing trend, with our area getting pelted by hail several times over the past couple of years. This means countless roofs in our area have been damaged by hail—but not all homeowners have scheduled a roof repair to address the damage.
Your Window for Filing a Claim May Be Closing
Due to the high frequency of damaging storms, the state of Texas has a slightly wider window to file an insurance claim for roof damage than is typically seen in other states. While exact policies may vary, most homeowners have up to two years following the date of a storm event to file a claim for roof damage, as covered in our previous blog post.
However, with our spate of hail storms starting around April of 2021, that window is now officially closing for Austin homeowners who may have put off their hail damage roof repair. That means it’s now or never to file your claim and potentially receive compensation for your roof!
Repairing Now Is Always the Right Decision
Many homeowners choose to delay a roof repair, assuming minor damage isn’t worth the cost to fix. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. For one, roof damage often goes beyond visible dings and dents—in fact, if you can easily spot damage from the ground, the damage is probably more severe than you think.
Even minor roof damage can create significant issues, however. A few cracked shingles or missing asphalt granules may not seem like much, but all of this can leave your roof exposed to the elements. With gaps in your roof, moisture from following rain storms will be able to penetrate the outer layer of your roof, which quickly compounds and creates severe problems.
How Do I Know If I Have Hail Damage?
Austin homeowners who have delayed a hail damage roof repair may simply not have known their roof was damaged. This is not uncommon, and it’s why it’s crucial to schedule a hail damage roof inspection immediately after your home is pelted by potentially damaging hail. Still, there are a few obvious signs of hail damage you can identify yourself, including:
- Cracked, broken, dislodged, or missing shingles
- Dented portions of your home exterior, including siding, gutters, and decks
- High volume of asphalt granules in gutters, below downspouts, or around the edge of your home
Schedule Your Austin Hail Damage Inspection and Roof Repair Today!
If you never had your home inspected or your roof repaired following major storms during 2021, there’s still time to do so—but just barely. As Austin’s storm restoration and repair experts, Action Roofing is standing by to act quickly to inspect your roof, help you navigate the insurance claim process, and fully restore your roof to perfect condition before the next storm arrives.
Don’t put off a roof repair! Contact us today to schedule an initial inspection and make sure you don’t miss the window for filing an insurance claim.