Signs of Storm Damage

Wind Damage

Hurricane-force winds usually cause the most noticeable damage to your roof. If you’ve gone through a storm recently, keep an eye out for the potential signs of wind damage:

  • Missing shingles

  • Creased (bent back) shingles

  • Missing granules on the ends of shingles

Wind damage can also peel or curl shingles, which can create holes for water and air to seep into your home. If you notice any of these forms of damage after a hurricane or storm, it’s time to file an insurance claim and call your trusted roofing contractor in Melbourne.

Water Damage

Where there’s a hurricane, there’s water (obviously). While water-related roof damage is extremely common, it’s extremely difficult to detect from ground level. However, there are plenty of things to keep an eye on inside and outside of your home that can alert you of water damage:

  • High humidity in attic or home

  • Wet insulation

  • Mold growth

  • Water stains on walls

  • Wet shingles

  • Mildew smell

While wind damage usually isn’t an immediate cause for concern, water damage can have a massive impact on the structural integrity of your home. FIle an insurance claim as soon as possible and get a hurricane inspection from a trusted roofing professional to avoid expensive home damage.

Impact Damage

Hail, debris, falling tree branches, and other flying objects can cause plenty of damage to your home during hurricane season. While a large tree branch will create some obvious shingle damage, other impact-related roof damage isn’t easily discovered by an untrained eye. Keep watch for these signs of impact damage:

  • Depressions on shingles or vents

  • Missing shingle granules

  • Ripped shingles

  • Collateral impact damage to cars, siding, and gutters

Even if your roof looks fine from ground level, impact damage to other parts of your home is a virtual guarantee that you’ve sustained some sort of roofing damage. Call a roofing company immediately and file an insurance claim to return your roof to an excellent condition.


Choose The Roof Insurance Claim Experts

Hurricanes can have drastic effects on families, homes, and communities. That’s why Hippo Roofing has served Melbourne, Brevard County, and the greater part of Florida with stress-free roof replacements and repairs for over two decades. We’re dedicated to helping our friends and neighbors get their roofs back into working condition after the storm hits.

If you have a damaged roof from this past hurricane season, you have a limited amount of time to file your insurance claim. Here at Hippo, we work with insurance companies on your behalf to make sure you get the full cost benefits for your roof without any stress or hassle. Before you know it, your roof will be restored to its existing condition, giving you a safer home and peace of mind.

Don’t wait until the end of your claim filing period — the time to fix your roof is now. Contact us online or call us directly to get started with your insurance roof replacement.