Does My Hail Damaged Roof Need to be Repaired or Replaced?

Hail Damaged Roof

In a single year, your home in Lincoln, NE, may suffer multiple instances of hail damage. Roof surfaces are especially vulnerable to hail storm damage, and when you try to assess the hail damage to your roof, it can be hard to tell whether you need roof replacement or just repairs.

Depending on the extent of hail damage to the roof, we recommend scheduling the necessary roof repairs or replacement as soon as possible. A leaking roof may compromise your home’s structural integrity.

If you need a reliable storm damage restoration expert, call us at Nelson Contracting at (402) 464-2418. Our roofing team will arrive shortly to identify hail damage and suggest a repair plan.

Which Types of Roofs Are More Vulnerable to Hail?

Different roof types have varying degrees of hail resistance. If your property frequently suffers from hailstorms, consider choosing a hail-resistant roofing material when you replace your roof. Rubber, impact-resistant shingle, and metal roofs hold up to hail much better than asphalt, clay tiles or wood shakes.

However, keep in mind that metal roofs may display visible blemishes, like unsightly dents, even without significant structural damage.

Inspecting Your Roof for Hail Damage

Hail Hit Roof Left Hole

Exterior areas susceptible to hail damage include not only the roof itself but also the siding, window frames, downspouts, and gutters. Check all easily visible areas for dents, chipped paint, cracks, and other signs of hail damage.

If you have safe and easy access to your roof, try looking for damage such as:

  • Loose shingle granules
  • Cracks in shingles
  • Dents or chips in roof vents, skylights, or chimneys
  • “Hail hits” on asphalt or composition shingles

Whatever you do, take no risks while attempting to inspect hail damage to roof. An assessment by our professional roofing contractor will be both safer and more accurate.

Do You Need Roof Repair or Replacement?

At first glance, it’s hard to tell whether your roof needs only a few local repairs, partial replacement, or full replacement. As trusted local roofing contractors in Lincoln, NE, we can provide a reliable diagnosis and practical solutions.

With shingled roofs, if the damage isn’t too extensive, it is usually simple enough to replace individual damaged shingles.

If you have a comparatively new, structurally sound roof, prompt localized repairs can quickly restore your roof’s integrity. Sometimes, we may recommend partial reroofing for roofs that have suffered concentrated damage in one area.

Large Hail Cause Roof Damage

However, in some instances, full roof replacement is the most practical solution after severe hail damage. You may wish to consider replacing your roof if:

  • Your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan
  • Your roof suffered hail impact at high wind speeds or by especially large hailstones
  • A professional inspection revealed roof sagging, drooping, or other structural problems
  • You have significant moisture damage in the attic or the rest of your house

Many homeowners equate roof replacement with a major mess. At Nelson Contracting, we commit to a slogan of “New Roof, No Mess.” We’ll use specialized equipment to remove the debris of your old roof without damaging your property or landscaping.

How Long Will It Take to Repair Hail Damage to My Roof?

After a thorough roof inspection, we will usually offer a repair or replacement quote based on the roof’s condition. The duration of a roofing job differs between projects and depends on factors such as the extent of the damage, roof accessibility, and roofing materials.

Usually, repairing hailstorm damage takes several days. Please remember that as responsible roofing contractors, we can only work in suitable weather conditions.

A roofing project’s cost will likewise depend on its extent, duration, and materials. Your homeowner’s insurance may partially or fully cover hail roof damage. If you have a storm damage roof claim, we will happily work directly with your insurance company throughout the restoration process.

Hail Damage Roof Restoration

If you’re searching for ways to fix your hail damaged roof, you’re facing the prospect of extensive and costly repairs. Whether you only need to replace a few broken shingles or your entire roof, you can trust that our skilled, qualified team at Nelson Contracting will perform top-quality work at fair prices.

As a family-owned, family-operated business, Nelson Contracting is proud to offer premium roofing services in Lincoln and all of Eastern Nebraska. Call us at (402) 464-2418 to schedule a free roof inspection by a licensed and insured local roofing company.

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