Along with the beautiful temperatures of spring and summer in Nebraska comes severe thunderstorms capable of causing damage to your home.
As many homeowners in Omaha and Lincoln have already discovered this year, hail and wind can wreak havoc on your home’s roof in a matter of minutes. We experienced some large hail recently, but it doesn’t always take golf ball-sized hail to damage the shingles on your roof. Even smaller hail can accelerate granule loss and lead to increased problems over time. And wind damage can be just as bad. With the bulk of summer still ahead of us, there could be even more severe weather and hail potential on the way. That’s why it’s good to get quality roof work done as soon as possible.
If you sustained hail or wind damage from recent storms and need to get your roof repaired, now is the time to act. Although hail storm damage can sometimes take a while to threaten the structural integrity of your roof, insurance will often have a statute of limitations on claims so you don’t want to delay.
Because hail and wind damage typically can shorten a roof’s lifespan by several years, a storm damaged roof could end up causing structural damage in the not so distant future. That means that your roof that should have lasted 20 years, may only last about five or ten years after sustaining hail or storm damage.
Without proper coverage, your roof won’t have the protection it needs from the elements. Nebraska weather can be pretty harsh in the summer. With the hot, humid weather in July and occasional thunderstorms, your roof can take a beating. And if rainwater soaks into your rafters, it can cause structural problems that will leave a huge hole in your wallet.
Our roofers at Exterior Remodel and Design have inspected plenty of roofs throughout their careers and are highly skilled at spotting hail damage to shingles of any type. Of course, you should always have an adjuster from your insurance company inspect your roof, as getting a second opinion can be incredibly valuable. If needed, our roofers will be happy to do a re-inspection with the insurance adjuster to determine the extent of the damages.
So if your house is caught in the crossfire of a Nebraska hailstorm, make sure you get your roof inspected for damage as soon as possible afterward. You may not need to get your roof replaced right away, but you need to act quickly in order to get your insurance adjusted. When you do need your roof replaced or repaired, the high-quality roofers at Exterior Remodel and Design will make sure your new roof in Omaha will last for years to come.