When hail hits, it can be difficult to determine the extent of the damage. Hailstones can cause minor dents, major destruction, and everything in between. After the storm, evaluate the following factors to assess your home’s need for hail damage restoration.
- Consider the age of your roof. Older roofs are more susceptible to hail damage. Remember that the age of your roof can also affect your insurance claim, should you need one.
- Materials make a difference. Shingle roofs are more prone to hail damage than metal roofs. Hailstorms can damage shingles or even rip them off the roof. Shingles can also weaken from hail, which can make them more vulnerable to future damage. Metal roofs are more durable against hailstones, but they can still be punctured by large hail.
- Hail damage can be difficult to detect. Don’t discount small-sized hail, which can still cause significant damage. Also, hail damage isn’t isolated to your roof. Siding, gutters, windows, and decks can all fall prey to hailstorms.
- Stay vigilant to detect hail damage after-effects. Water damage and leaks may not show up immediately following the storm, but they need immediate attention as soon as they’re detected.
- Take photos of visible damage. Document dents, punctures, rips, or cracks in your home’s exterior in order to make a claim with your insurance provider for hail damage restoration.
If you’re concerned about your home, our team at Accurate Renovation can help evaluate your need for hail damage restoration, inside and out. We are experts in storm restoration, and we’ll help you get your home back to normal after the storm.