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A Skilled Hail Damage Repair Team

Protect your roof from the harmful effects of hail damage. At Futura Building Systems, we boast an experienced crew of professionals who treat each job with extraordinary care and attention.

When Is It Necessary to Replace a Hail-Damaged Roof?

Many homeowners aren't aware of how much damage hail can cause to their roofs and homes, especially the large hailstones that we often experience here in North Texas. While it's easy to spot damage to your car, unless you climb on your roof — and know what to look for — the average homeowner can't always detect damage to their shingles. It's this unseen damage that can impact the longevity of your roof.

Air Vent

Hail damage to composite shingles occurs when hail strikes the protective granular surface of the shingles and causes it to loosen and fall off. When the granules are loosened, it causes the shingles to lose their protection and become vulnerable to even more damage from the elements. Damaged asphalt/composite layers can potentially allow water to seep into the roof.

Signs of damage to look for in an asphalt/composite roof include:

  • 'Bruises' or small dents
  • Soft spots
  • Air vents, gutters, & siding that show significant damage (usually indicating similar damage to the shingles)
  • Granulation has settled at the base of downspouts
  • Granulation has been removed, exposing the asphalt

Getting the Most from Your Insurance Claim

Many homeowners ask how soon they should replace their roof after it's been damaged. The biggest threat to a roof is in its longevity. Once the protective layer has been damaged, it's not expected to last its full lifetime, which can result in further damage to the structure of the home itself. Therefore, most insurance companies will authorize roof replacement. If you're unsure what your policy covers, be sure to contact your insurance company as soon as possible — as many companies have time limits for reporting the damage and having repairs made.

Replacement varies by the coverage of the homeowner's insurance policy. Our experienced roofing specialists work with the homeowner from the beginning to ensure each client gets the maximum reimbursement available under their coverage. Many clients aren't aware that in addition to replacing the shingles, their policy may allow for new gutters, siding, windows and skylights, chimney caps, and repair or replacement of fencing, patio furniture, barbecue grills, and other items that were struck by hail or other storm debris. Our staff works with the claims adjusters to see that nothing is overlooked.