July 24, 2019
Identifying Hail Damage on Your Home or Business
What to do after a storm for proper repair
Did you know? Hail can occur during any season – including the summer!
According to the Weather Channel, hail larger than an inch in diameter (roughly the size of a quarter) can cause property damage. The size of the hailstone, the angle that the hail strikes and what material your home or car is made of can affect the amount of damage done. If you’re wondering what to do first after experiencing hail damage to your home, Enterprise Roofing is here to guide you through the damage identification and repair process. First things first, identify where damage has happened and call your home insurance provider to estimate a cost!
What Does Hail Damage Look Like?
Research the size of the hail that occurred within your area and evaluate the damage done to your home. Depending on the roofing material, damage may appear differently. For example, on a metal roof, the damage may look similar to a small dent on a car. From the ground or with a partner, check the roof, gutters and other metal assets of your home, as they are the most likely to experience denting. If you have traditional shingles, the granules may be missing to reveal the bottom layer of the shingle. With significant hail, cracking could occur on the roof or the siding of your home.
When Should I Repair the Damage?
It’s best to act upon hail damage quickly. Hail damage will tarnish the look of your beautiful home or business and can also lead to more severe damage down the road. Not to mention, if roof replacement has been on your to-do list, your insurance claim to repair hail damage may save money on that replacement. Contact your local contractor and insurance company as soon as possible after the storm.
Contact your home insurance provider and your roofing contractor to file a claim for repairs and start the process of restoring your home. First thing’s first, request a quote and have your roof and siding damage evaluated by a professional to assess the repair needs.
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