If you’ve lived in St. Louis for a while, you know just how unpredictable the weather can be during the spring and summer months. Hail is one of the most destructive forces that we see on a yearly basis, often resulting in dented cars, shattered glass, and roof damage. From filing an insurance claim to finding the right roofing repair service, the days and weeks following a hailstorm can be a stressful time for homeowners. Follow these tips to ensure that your roof is safe and well cared for in the event of hail!
Perform a Visual Inspection
After a hailstorm, it’s important to determine the extent of the damage before you hire a contractor. You should first look for cracks, dents, and other signs of damage to your gutters. If you see any large dents or cracks, repair will be necessary.
Next, you’ll want to take a look at your roof. Even a single icy chunk of hail can break an entire shingle, so you’ll want to look for loose or missing shingles after a storm. When shingle falls off, they typically collect in the gutter downspouts. Shingles falling off leave the base of the roof vulnerable and liable to begin deteriorating, which can cause structural damage. While repairing the roof yourself may seem like a cost-effective solution, climbing on a damaged roof can be exceptionally dangerous. Additionally, repairing the roof yourself doesn’t guarantee that your roof will be repaired with the same level of quality as a professional roof repair service.
Unfixed hail damage can weaken the integrity of your home’s roof and eventually lead to costly structural problems over time. When the unexpected happens, it’s important to act quickly to make sure your roof is repaired before additional damage is incurred. Our team at Stonebridge Construction and Roofing has handled countless St. Louis roof repairs over the years, and we’re proud to have helped homeowners in our community quickly find solutions to their roofing needs. Give us a call today at (314) 344-3434 or fill out the form at our website to receive a free hail damage inspection within 24 hours.