With recent storms in New Mexico bringing in tornadoes, large hail, and heavy rain, many people are inspecting their homes to assess damage. Many homes and cars were hit with hail during the storm, causing roads to appear to be covered in snow. But what to do when the hail stops? Below you’ll find some tips to start the repair process. Assess the Damage The first thing you need to do after hail hits your home or car is to look for damage. On your home, check your gutters and roof. If you find large dents or cracks on your roof or gutters, schedule an appointment with a roofing contractor. Hail can also damage the shingles on your home, making the granules on your roof loose, and could even break the shingle itself. Damaged granules can fall off and collect in your gutters or downspout, creating a blockage and backup. If you have an older roof, make sure to be careful when checking for damage, since the roof can deteriorate. As the years go on, the base of a roof will become exposed, causing deterioration, and will reduce the integrity of the roof. The damage will not always be visible, however it will eventually become apparent, so it’s very important to check for damage on your roof or gutters if they’re older. Some daring homeowners try to climb their roof to look for cracked, broken, dimpled, or missing shingles, and we ask you to please refrain from doing this. A roofing contractor or inspector can help you asses the damage, and can usually tell if their is enough of it to justify a new roof. File an Insurance Claim This is where AMCAT Roofing comes in. Call us to schedule an inspection and consultation of your roof. Even though damage to your home or car is usually covered by insurance, it’s important and comforting to have a licensed professional on your side. We can be a valuable asset, eliminate hassle, and provide a smooth transaction from start to finish. AMCAT will provide you with a personal client representative who will help you make the initial claim, if you haven’t already, and answer any questions you may have along the way. Your representative will audit the adjuster summary, which ensures your insurance will pay for all the damage on your home or automobile, and that the amounts being paid will be enough to cover the proper repairs, ensuing you don’t have to pay out-of-pocket. If you’re dealing with hail damage to your car or roof, make sure to call the professionals at AMCAT Roofing today! We’re licensed, insured, and specialize in this line of work. Give yourself a break from the stress and call AMCAT Roofing!