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Wind and storm damage on a shingle roof.

Wind damage on a roof can manifest in various ways, and the appearance of the damage depends on factors such as wind speed, the age and condition of roofing materials, and the quality of the roof installation.

What Does Hail Damage Look Like On My Roof?

Hail damage on a roof in Knoxville, TN

Hail damage on a roof can manifest in various ways, and the appearance of the damage depends on factors such as the size of the hailstones, the type of roofing materials, and the force of the impact.

What Should I Do If A Tree From My Neighbor’s Yard Hits My Roof?

Fallen tree

When a neighbor’s tree falls on your roof, you should first contact your homeowners’ insurance and encourage your neighbor to call theirs. If you can prove that your neighbor was negligent by ignoring safety hazards, such as a tree showing signs of decay, illness, or infection, they may be held liable for the damage. If not, your insurance company should reimburse you for the cost of roof repairs after paying your deductible. Here are some general steps you can consider taking:

Are Roof Leaks Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Photo of roof leaks

Yes, roof leaks are covered by homeowners insurance if caused by storm damage, such
as wind or hail. Check with your insurance policy to make sure there are no exclusions regarding your roofing. Interior damage to things like drywall or flooring is always covered by
insurance, but roof damage is only covered if caused by a storm. If the roof leak is a result of wear and tear, age, or lack of proper maintenance, it may not be covered.

How Hard is it to Get Insurance to Pay for My Roof?

A successful insurance claim payout for a roof can be easy, but is often challenging. An insurance companies’ primary form of income is dependent upon investing money from insurance premiums. Because of this innate relationship with the unpredictable stock market and economy, in general, insurance companies can be more reluctant to pay insurance claims during bad times, and more willing during good times. In some cases roofing contractors may request the assistance of other licensed professionals, such as appraisers, adjusters, and attorneys in order to get insurance companies to cover the cost of roof repairs.