If you live in an area prone to hail storms, you may wonder whether you need to look at replacing your roof because of hail damage. The fact of the matter is that if you just look at your roof from ground level you might not be able to tell whether it has been damaged or not. In order to properly determine whether a roof should be replaced, it is best to have it inspected by a professional with training and experience in evaluating hail damaged roofs. With even the slightest bit of damage, small marks and indentations can lead to deterioration over time that will eventually turn into leaks. Replacing the roof is the safest option to prevent wide spread leaking that can do more damage if left unchecked.
Many insurance adjusters do have this type of training to identify hail damage, and in many cases, if you are filing an insurance claim for roof replacement, they will require their own personnel to inspect and find out if the roof is suffering from hail damage. Once inspected, the adjuster determines if the roof meets the requirements to be covered by the insurance policy. Additionally, finding a good roofing contractor that can also evaluate hail damage will help you know your options and evaluate the potential cost associated with roof replacement.
When replacing your roof, consider using DaVinci synthetic shake and slate roof shingles. They have received the highest Class 4 rating for impact tests to help resist roof hail damage and are certified to 110 miles per hour for wind test. To learn more about our lightweight roofing systems, review our website or contact our support staff online.