What to do when your roof gets hit by wind or hail storm?
- Document day and time
- Collect evidence
- Emergency repair
- Call roofing company
If you experience hail or wind damage to your roof, document the time of day and date. Your insurance claims department will request this information to process your claim. Your claim may be validated with the local weather authority or other agencies.
Collect the evidence
If conditions permit and it is safe to go outside, utilize your camera and/or video for evidence of the storm and any damage.
- Hail stones around house, outbuilding and cars
- Hail stones beside measuring tape
- Sings of wind damage in yard - fallen down trees, limbs and debris
- Roof shingles are ripped, missing and/or laying in yard
- Dents from hail on metal roofing, air conditioning units, heat pumps, broken windows and car damage
Emergency roof repair
Emergency repair is necessary when wind or hail damage is causing immediate harm to your house by the outside elements. The most common immediate problem is roof leaking. Temporary fixes until professional help arrives, may include covering with a tarp, applying roof tape or cement.
Leaks can instantly do damage to the interior of your home. Water stains to sheetrock and ruined insulation happen rapidly with a leak. Rot and mold develop quicker than you think. It is imperative to stop the water from entering your home and have a damaged roof professionally repaired or replaced.