Roof damage is particularly troubling for homeowners, primarily because it is so difficult to detect. Unlike, for example, floor damage or wall damage, roof damage is not within a homeowner’s typical line of sight, and unless you are specifically seeking it out, it often goes undetected, and simply gets worse as time goes by. If you suspect that your roof may be damaged, let a professional roof damage Public Insurance Adjuster at The Claims Company help.
Signs That Your Roof May Be Damaged
Even though roof damage is difficult to detect, there are signs that homeowners should be aware of, including:
- Visible Roof Damage. Quite often, you’ll hear your doorbell ring after a hailstorm because roof repair companies know that your roof may have been damaged during the hailstorm. It’s a good idea to let them check your roof, which is typically done for free. If you haven’t had any hailstorms in the past few years, check your roof yourself when, for example, you’re cleaning your gutters. Look for signs of damage such as debris, damaged or missing shingles, rot and/or decay, and deterioration of your flashing (the material that connects your roof to the chimney).
- Leaking. When your ceiling leaks during rain, this is a sure sign of roof damage. Water cannot get through to your ceiling, and consequently, drip onto your floor or run down your wall, unless roof damage is allowing it to.
- Moisture Collecting. Quite often, roof leaks are tiny, and may just get absorbed by your insulation. It’s important to check for any puddling, no matter how small, during a heavy rainstorm.
- Sagging. If your ceiling begins to sag, this is a sure sign that water has been collecting between your roof and your ceiling.
- Increased Energy Bills. Air and heat escape your house through holes in your roof, among other things. If you see a sudden, or even more likely gradual, increase in your energy bill, it may be because you have a leaking roof.
- Stains and Discoloration. Yellow, gray, or brown discoloration of your ceiling or walls are likely signs that moisture has been collecting due to a leaking roof.
- Age. If your roof is 20 years old or older, it’s time to check it thoroughly for any roof damage.
How We Can Help With Roof Damage
Roof damage is hard to detect and difficult to value. We can help you determine the value of your roof damage and help you with any claims you may have. If you suspect you may have roof damage, let a professional roof damage Public Insurance Adjuster help you get everything you are entitled to.
Get Started with Your Roof Damage Claim
A professional roof damage Public Insurance Adjuster with The Claims Company can help you review your insurance policy to determine the extent of your coverage, help you assess the value of your roof damage, and assist you in filing any claims that may be necessary. If you need our help, contact us online.