Families everywhere depend on their homes to offer comfort and shelter from the elements. While a small roof leak or water stain on the ceiling might seem like an inconvenience at best, homeowners need to be aware that these minor issues could be an indication of much more serious problems, which left unfixed may even lead to the need for roof replacement.
“When Roof Damage Goes Undetected”
While the effects of a severe storm are generally immediate, it’s not uncommon for serious roof damage to go undetected. This is often the case when homeowners don’t see any visible signs of a problem, and fail to get a professional inspection or file a subsequent insurance claim.
Hail damage is a perfect example in areas where residents are no strangers to these devastating storms. Although large hail stones may cause obvious damage, issues that are overlooked may take weeks or even months to become evident. Smaller hail damage can often take years to become a noticeable problem, after which many insurance companies won’t cover the old damage. For homeowners who discover minor leaks long after a storm has passed, these small inconveniences are often a sign of major underlying problems.
As roof damage experts, we encourage residents to contact us following any severe weather event that could possibly compromise a home’s safety. Our free, no-obligation