On average, it takes a 1″ or above diameter hail stone to cause damage to common asphalt shingles. When referring to hail sizes, here are a few common objects to compare:
The severity of damage from the angle of impact should be consistent with other evidence of directionality that you see on various surfaces around the property.
Hail can hit all exposed surfaces, so evidence of the direction from which hail came should be apparent on a number of different types of surfaces, and not just on the roof. Evidence of hail damage may be visible on a number of items around the home. This is called collateral damage. Examining collateral damage may give you useful information.
Occasionally, hail will fall almost straight down, and, in these situations, damage on different slopes may be similar, and collateral damage may be limited.
Filing any claims due to tornadoes, hail storms hurricanes and other” acts of God” weather related events are non chargeable claims. They cannot raise your rates individually for filing these types of claims and they cannot drop you, as these are circumstances beyond your control.
Every roofing shingle manufacturer has a clause in there paperwork that voids the roofs warranty when its impacted by hail,and with the latest weather tracking technology they know the exact day and time that occurred
Insurance companies put time limitations on the ability to file claims for weather related damages.Some has short as one year
In many cases hail damage does not cause your roof to leak right away , it accelerates then aging process of your roof and causes to fail prematurely. So just because your roof isn't leaking right after the storm doesn't mean it isn't damaged.
Since this is a non chargeable claim and you only have a limited time to make it , its a good idea to do so. The insurance companies are not paying for roofs that have no damage. So have them meet your contractor on the property to put your mind at ease
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