Roof Hail Damage
Storm Damage Roof Repairs from Milwaukee to Madison
When the wind starts whipping and the hail starts falling, businesses across Wisconsin have no choice but to hunker down and hope for the best. While a well-installed roof will protect your commercial building from storm damage, it often takes a beating in the process. Finding shingles in your yard or noticing leaks in your ceiling are both telltale signs that it’s time to call the insurance company. Before you do, secure a quote from Southeastern Wisconsin’s storm damage experts, Alois Roofing.
Roof Hail Damage
Wind and hail are the two most common sources of storm damage in Wisconsin. Heavy wind accounts for 54% of severe weather events, while hail accounts for 34%.
On average, there are 15 days each summer when thunderstorms produce hail stones 1.5 inches or larger in Wisconsin. This size of hail is considered rare and severe and can cause damage to roofs, cars and even people who are unlucky enough to get caught outside! Hail in Wisconsin is more common than ever, so it’s important to have a roof repair expert like Alois on your side for when the inevitable occurs.
How much hail damage to replace a roof
Marble-sized hail or smaller typically won’t damage your roof enough to warrant a repair. The best way to know for sure is to schedule an inspection with an experienced roof repair contractor.
When your roof is damaged by hail— don’t wait. Waiting might affect your chances of getting your insurance company to cover the repairs. Waiting on repairs can also result in leaks, which happen when the seal underneath a broken or missing shingle becomes pierced. Water that leaks into your attic or storage area will only lead to more problems down the road, like rotting, mold, mildew, and damage to your personal belongings. Loss of roof granules can also clog and damage your gutters, giving you two problems for the price of one!
Unless you choose to pay for repairs out of pocket, the insurance company will likely determine whether you need roof repairs or a whole roof replacement. To test if a replacement is justified, they’ll typically test a 10’ by 10’ area of your roof. If there are 7 to 10 impacts in that area, the carrier will often opt for a full replacement. Insurance companies will also factor in the age of the roof into their decision.
Hail damage roof repairs
We’ll help you get your roof back to full health in 7 easy steps:
- Contact Alois Roofing: We’ll come to your property and conduct a free roof inspection.
- Contact insurance company: If we find sufficient damage, we’ll contact your insurance company on your behalf.
- Contact insurance adjuster: Schedule an inspection with your insurance adjuster. We will be there to represent you.
- Identify damages: Your insurance adjuster and our team will go over the covered damages and reach a verbal agreement.
- Paperwork: Your adjuster will send over paperwork that outlines the damages they agree to cover. Before you sign, allow us to look over the paperwork to verify that the damages have been accurately reported.
- Choose a date: Pick a date to perform the roof repair or replacement.
- The work begins: We’ll complete the work on your roof and leave it looking good as new!
Roof hail damage inspections
Contact Alois for a free roof hail damage inspection. We’ll give you an accurate and honest assessment of the damage and help you deal with the insurance company runaround. Our goal is to get your roof looking and operating like new!
Roof Wind Damage
On average, there are between 30 and 40 thunderstorms every year in the state of Wisconsin. These storms can produce winds up to 60 mph or stronger, which has the potential to uproot shingles, cause falling debris, or damage your roof’s flashing, chimney and gutters. Alois has repaired thousands of wind-damaged buildings in the Milwaukee and Madison area. When Mother Nature comes for your shingles, call Alois!
Identifying wind damage on your roof
Wind damage on a roof isn’t always easy to see from the ground. However, there are a few telltale signs that your roof has suffered significant damage from the most-recent storm.
- Loose or missing shingles: Finding shingles in your yard is a bad sign. This means part of your roof is currently exposed.
- Curling or peeling shingles: These might be hard to notice without a ladder, but when shingles start to curl or peel, it’s a sign that they’ve taken some pretty significant damage.
- Granule loss: Granules, or the small bits of rock that give your shingles their color, will naturally fall off over time. However, wind and hail damage can accelerate that process.
- Damaged soffit or fascia: Soffit, the area underneath a roof's overhand that allows it to “breathe,” and fascia, the board that holds the soffit in place, can both be damaged in heavy wind storms. This can affect your building's ability to regulate temperature.
- Indoor leaks: Indoor leaks are a very bad sign and should not be ignored. They can lead to mold and mildew, damage to personal items, and rotting of the very wood that holds up your building.
Wind damaged roof insurance claims
After your roof has been damaged by wind, it’s important to file a claim right away. Your insurance company might not cover the damage if you wait too long to file. The claim process works exactly the same as it does with hail damage. Simply call Alois, we’ll conduct an inspection and then work on your behalf to get a fair payout from your insurance company. Roof repairs and replacements may be completely covered by your insurance company! There’s only one way to find out. Contact Alois for a 100% free damage assessment today!