Roofing Hail Damage in the Twin Cities
You’ve probably experienced your fair share of hail storms if you live near Minneapolis. Our local climate creates the perfect conditions for large hail, especially during the spring. While many people understand that hail can damage personal property like windows and cars, few realize how significantly their roof may be affected.
When it’s the right size and pace, hail can do some pretty serious damage to your roof. A number of other considerations, such as the thickness of your shingles and how old they are, can play a role in how vulnerable your roof is to hail damage. It also depends what your roof is made of; Certain roofing materials are also more resistant to damage than others.
What Hail Can Do to Your Roof
Hail damage to roofs can lead to significant shingle bruising and granule damage, exposing the roofing material underneath and shortening your roof’s lifespan. The splitting of the fiberglass membrane may also take the form of bruising, causing water to seep into your house.
A leak caused by an internal crack may not be visible or occur immediately, but its effects will slowly appear over time as your roof continues to age and go through other storms, leaving your home more susceptible to further and more serious damage.
When to Get a Hail Damage Roofing Inspection
After a hail storm, prioritize contacting a roofing expert to inspect your roof immediately. Waiting for a visible observation or a leak is not recommended.
When leaks occur, the damage can be more extensive and give rise to other issues such as mold, ceiling, and wall damage, putting you in greater jeopardy of paying for more extensive roofing services or even a roof replacement.
Dealing With Insurance
Insurance companies typically say that repairing their properties and taking precautions to avoid leakage is the responsibility of the homeowner. Therefore, if you wait to make a claim until after the roof leaks, you might be paying the bill for all the big repairs.
The reason why some insurance providers have time limits for making a claim is to avoid further harm to your property. In fact, most insurance policies state that homeowners should file their claims “promptly” or as “soon as possible.”
Why Choose Timberline for Hail Damage Roof Repair?
If there’s a problem with your roof after a hail storm, Timberline Roofing & Contracting is ready to assist with fast and reliable roofing services. With a customer-centered philosophy and a dedication to integrity and craftsmanship, Timberline Roofing & Contracting believes in constant communication throughout your project. We strive to exceed your expectations on every job – and succeed!
Work With GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractors
Choosing the right roofing contractor is a challenge when there are so many in the Twin Cities. To separate ourselves, the Timberline crew is factory-certified as a GAF Master Elite contractor, which means we uphold GAF’s standards:
- Properly licensed and adequately insured.
- Have a proven reputation for providing quality roofing services. (Check our reviews and BBB rating!)
- Committed to ongoing professional training, which we practice consistently to ensure quality installation.
Any roofer can say they’re the best, but earning and maintaining a Master Elite certification demonstrates that our team is doing the work. And our hard work and dedication means you reap the benefits too.