Hail happened! What next?

Hail happened!  What next?

Posted on February 20, 2023

Hail storms can be incredibly damaging to homes and properties, particularly to roofs. Hail can range in size from small pebbles to large stones, and it can come down with incredible force. If a hail storm has hit your roof, it's important to take action quickly to assess the damage and prevent any further harm. Here are some steps to take if a hail storm has hit your roof:

Assess the Damage 

The first thing you should do is assess the damage to your roof. If it's safe to do so, you can climb up onto your roof and inspect it for any visible signs of damage, such as dents, cracks, or holes. If you're not comfortable climbing onto your roof, you can inspect it from the ground with binoculars.

Document the Damage 

It's important to document the damage to your roof by taking photos and videos. This will be helpful when you file a claim with your insurance company.

Contact Your Insurance Company 

Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the damage to your roof. They will send an adjuster to your home to assess the damage and determine how much they will cover for repairs or replacement.

Protect Your Home 

While you wait for the insurance adjuster to arrive, it's important to protect your home from any further damage. Cover any holes or cracks in your roof with tarps or plastic sheeting to prevent water from leaking into your home.

Hire a Professional Roofer 

It's important to hire a professional roofer to repair or replace your roof. Look for a reputable company with experience in repairing hail damage. They can provide you with an estimate for the cost of repairs and help you navigate the insurance claim process.

Take Preventative Measures 

To prevent future hail damage to your roof, consider taking preventative measures such as installing impact-resistant roofing materials or adding hail guards to your gutters.

In conclusion, if a hail storm has hit your roof, it's important to take action quickly to assess the damage, protect your home, and hire a professional roofer to make any necessary repairs. With the right precautions, you can minimize the damage caused by hail and keep your home safe and secure.

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