Strong winds that typically accompany storms can cause shingles to crack, bend, or fly off, leaving your roof and the interior of your home vulnerable to leaks or further damage.
Hailstorms rarely last more than 15 minutes, but the hail damage can be devastating. Hail pounding on your roof can cause dents, missing asphalt, bruising, or cracking in your shingles.
Flat roofs without proper drainage may collect water in uneven areas, while clogged gutters can back water up under your shingles.
Depending upon the severity of the storm, debris can include anything from branches to yard furniture. It's important to remember that impact damage might not be visible from the surface of the shingle.
Once you choose a contractor, it is likely that they will recommend you call your insurance company and file a claim. In most cases, your insurance company will send out an insurance adjuster to evaluate the damage and work with you to resolve the claim. Most insurance adjusters are experienced with many elements of a home’s construction, but may not be roofing experts or have the ability to climb on your roof, so it may be a good idea to have your GAF factory-certified contractor meet your adjuster at your home.