Hailstorms can cause significant damage to the exterior of your home. In fact, hail damage is one of the most common homeowners’ claims each year. We recommend having a professional roof inspection after every hailstorm in order to ensure the safety of your home and prevent costly repairs down the line.
Acting quickly after a storm not only guarantees your safety, but also allows you to file a hail damage claim, if necessary, within your insurance company’s statute of limitations. Here are the steps we recommend taking if and when a hailstorm affects your area:
First, take a walk around your home and check for signs of hail damage. Take pictures of any broken or cracked windows, missing roof shingles or shingle particles, and dents to your home’s siding or gutters.
It is important to remember that not all hail damage can be seen from the ground. Call a professional to inspect your roof; he or she will have the proper gear to safely inspect your home and make note of any potential damage.
Next, take steps to prevent further losses. This could be as easy as covering broken windows with plastic or tarps to keep water outside of your home. Keep receipts for any purchases you make and take photos both before and after applying these preventative measures.
Finally, call a roofing professional and request a free inspection. Our roofing contractors are expertly trained and able to identify hail damage efficiently and accurately. They can advise you as to whether or not filing an insurance claim is necessary.
If you suspect your home has been affected by hail damage, or if you have questions about what steps to take after a storm, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (833) 409-7663. You can also submit a request through our online contact form.