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Minnesota Hail Damage to Roofing: Shingles, Flat Roofs and Shakes

A storm has just blown through your area bringing with it hail and damage in varying degrees.  A thought crosses your mind that if there’s damage to cars and homes around you, there just might be a problem with your roof.  What do you do now? 

The very first thing you should do for your own peace of mind is call a qualified roofing specialist who can come to your home and assess any damage.  It is essential that your roof be physically inspected by a person who has not only had the training but the experience to make the necessary determinations as to what hail damage has actually occurred.  As there is a limited amount of time for you to file an insurance claim should there be any damage, it is important for you to have this done and to schedule repairs as soon as possible.  It is wrong to assume that just because the roof hasn’t leaked that everything is fine.  Hail, because of its irregular shape and weight, can do damage that can take a year or more for visual signs to appear, such as leaks, rotting and water-stains.  By the time this occurs you have lost the window of opportunity to file a claim with your insurance company.  This is why it is imperative to get a qualified roofing specialist to your home sooner rather than later.

While insurance companies do have their adjusters come out and assess the total amount of damage, they are not qualified roofers and have not had the formal training necessary.  It is always best to have your roof inspected by state licensed roofing contractors like the specialists at Ronningen Roofing.  We understand how stressful these situations can be so we will do all we can to make it as easy for you as possible.  By close inspection we can determine the exact extent of the storm’s damages, if any.   We are experienced in determining the extent of any damage done to your roofing shingles, flashings, etc. that can cause potential problems now or in the future.  Ronningen Roofing proudly services southern Minnesota areas, such as Rochester, Winona, Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield, Austin, and Red Wing.  Allow our qualified roofing contractors to put your mind at ease by a clean bill of health on your roof or coming alongside you through the repair process.