The Effects of Hail Stones on Shingles

The impact of hail can loosen, fracture or remove granules from your asphalt shingles. The granules protect the asphalt matting of your shingles from sunlight and Ultra Violet Light (U.V.). The asphalt will deteriorate very quickly once exposed to the sun. This is the reason a hail-damaged roof will prematurely fail. Hail damaged roofs may or may not show up immediately as visual damage to the inexperienced observer. The results of a hailstorm will void the shingles manufacturer’s warranty, as they cannot warranty against “Acts of God” such as hailstorms.

So the question is: Who is qualified to provide you with a roof damage inspection?
Very simple. Only hire a roofing contractor that has a HAAG Certified Residential Roofing Inspection Certificate.

Obviously the next question is: Who is HAAG Engineering?

HAAG Engineering is the nation’s leader in the forensics of roof damage detection and analysis. Roofing contractors certified through HAAG have a very prestige privilege as being considered experts in the field of roof damage detection from natural disasters such as hail, lightning, and hurricanes.

Why does it matter to hire a HAAG Certified Roofing Contractor?

The whole process begins before you contact your insurance company. After all, you don’t want a claim on your record if you don’t have any damage on your roof right? Right! So choosing the write roofing contractor to provide you with a thorough inspection is the first and most important step. Your roofing contractor has to be able to tell the difference between a hail damage roof and several other types of roof damage such as blistering, granule loss, foot traffic, manufacturer’s defect, and much much more.

What is the benefit of hiring a HAAG Certified Roofing Contractor?

It earns much more respect and credibility from your insurance company that your claim is legitimate and that it has been pre-screen by a qualified individual that understands the insurance coverage exclusions and limitations. In simple English, we know what are the requirements for your insurance company to pay for a claim. On the other hand, the other roofing contractors are simply guessing and your insurance company knows it!

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