Homeowner’s insurance has always been intended to provide homeowners with the extra bit of help that they need in case the worst case scenario happens. Unfortunately, this type of insurance has proven to be helpful when the unexpected comes through and does a little bit of damage. Here in Gainesville, we do see that the most common insurance claims that are made are different than some other states, especially when it comes to roofing. Keep reading to learn more about the most commonly made insurance claims for roofs that the Gainesville area makes.

Storm Damage

Living in Georgia, it’s extremely common for us to see severe damage occur after a bad storm passes through. Between the winds and the rains, your roof is truly put to the test. If you’ve invested in a quality roof there shouldn’t be tons of damage, however, it isn’t surprising to see some missing shingles or debris buildup. When this type of damage happens to your roof, it’s absolutely necessary that you get it taken care of in a timely manner as these smaller problems could lead to larger issues down the road.

Broken Branches

We’ve touched on the damages that trees can do in countless blogs, and it’s something that we talk to many of our clients about when we provide inspections or install new roofs. Though they may not seem like an immediate danger, they can be — especially with these Georgia winds. While the trees here in Gainesville may be gorgeous, they are known for doing quite a bit of damage to roofs. Whether it’s from falling directly onto the roof and creating damage or from the weight of a broken branch that’s sat on top of the roof, trees are notorious for being rough to roofs.

Hail Damage

The last insurance claim that we’re going to touch on in today’s blog post is hail. This is one of the more common insurance claims that roofing companies see across the nation. Hail comes in all shapes of sizes and, depending on the storm, various forces. When a bad hail storm has passed through you’ll see windows boarded up, dents in siding, and roof shingles that have fallen off.

When damage from a hail storm isn’t taken care of, the damage becomes far worse. For that reason, it’s important that you contact your insurance agency and get your hail claim started immediately. From there, find a roofing company that you can rely on and have them provide you with a consultation on how severe the damages are.

Call Bretty Hayes Exterior Specialists

When you’re in need of a roofer that you can trust, count on Brett Hayes Exterior Specialists. Our team has been extremely fortunate to provide the Gainesville area with high-quality service for years, and we hope to be the roofing company that you turn to in your times of need. Contact us today to schedule an inspection, inquire about services, or for any questions you may have. Our team is always ready to help!