Peet Roofing Educates Homeowners About Common Misconceptions After a Hail Storm
By Space Coast Daily // April 4, 2019
CALL OR TEXT DOUG OR TREVOR AT PEET ROOFING AT 321-987-6058 TODAY FOR A FREE ROOF INSPECTION
CALL OR TEXT DOUG AT PEET ROOFING AT 321-987-6058 TODAY FOR A FREE ROOF INSPECTION!
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Hail impacts all forms of shingles and can cause more damage than most would expect.
Hail damage can cause immediate damage after a storm, but most of the time it causes slow damage over time that homeowners do not notice until it is too late.
Hail impacts asphalt shingles, causing granular loss from the face of the shingle. This exposes the matting underneath, which now makes the shingle susceptible to damage from the suns rays.
Over time, this causes the shingle to dry and crack, which can turn into a leak.
That is why it is important for homeowners to get their roof inspected after most major hail storms.
COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS AFTER A HAIL STORM
• I don’t see any damage, I think my roof is okay.
NOT TRUE: To the untrained eye hail damage is not detectable, only trained professionals can truly tell you if your roof is damaged.
• My roof is not leaking, so it must be fine.
NOT TRUE: Hail damage is many times very insidious: Your roof may not leak for months after a hail storm, however, the damage has already been done, and your roof is being exposed at an accelerated rate.
• My roof is too old, my insurance company will not cover a replacement if necessary.
NOT TRUE: Almost all insurance companies pay for full replacement on a damaged roof regardless of the age.
• If I file a claim my insurance company will raise my rates or worse yet, cancel my insurance.
NOT TRUE: Insurance companies do not single homeowners out and raise their rates after weather-related damages. Insurance companies can and do look at damages paid out over specific areas and will raise rates on entire zip codes.
More than likely the recent hail storm will impact rates somewhat in the area. However not filing a claim based on the assumption it will keep your rates lower is not true. A new roof, in fact, can and most likely will lower your insurance premium.
Also because hail storms are such a rare event in Florida, insurance companies are not inclined to cancel coverages as it is considered an “Act of God.”
CALL OR TEXT DOUG AT PEET ROOFING AT 321-987-6058 TODAY FOR A FREE ROOF INSPECTION! You may also email at firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW AFTER A HAIL STORM
All roofs are not created equal: Tile roofs rarely are damaged to the point of requiring replacement, whereas shingled roofs are much more likely to incur damage, especially if the roofs are a few years old.
Telltale signs of hail damage: Excessive granules coming off of the roof after a rain. Granules on driveways, accumulating near downspouts, etc. Dents on soft metals including downspouts, gutters, vents, etc.
Always have someone inspect your roof that is specifically trained in hail damage: Not everyone including many roof contractors understands hail damage.
WHY CALL PEET ROOFING?
Peet Roofing has more than 20 years of experience in Central Florida specific to storm damage, and the company has an A-plus rating on the Better Business Bureau – with thousands of happy customers!
Peet Roofing works with your insurance company and adjuster to make certain your claim is resolved promptly and to your satisfaction.
Peet Roofing is fully insured and features a 5-year workmanship warranty, and there is no money down until work is completed!
CALL OR TEXT DOUG OR TREVOR AT PEET ROOFING AT 321-987-6058 TODAY FOR A FREE ROOF INSPECTION! You may also email at email@example.com
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