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Hail damage is a common occurrence during severe storms. Every year thousands of Americans experience hail damage to their property – to the roof, windows, and gutters during a hail storm.
If your house or business premises have sustained damage caused by large hailstones, get in touch with iFlooded Restoration today.
Our experienced team of licensed technicians provide immediate disaster response, restoring your property back to its pre-loss condition.
Our Hail Damage Restoration Services Include:
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How much does it cost to repair hail damage?
Hail storms can cause a variety of damages to your property and repairing it might cost you more than you expect.
In fact, in 2020, roughly 6.2 million properties were damaged by hail, resulting in $14.2 billion in hail claims.
It’s important to realize the damage even smaller hailstones can cause to your home, so that you can take action to minimize the damage, as well as make sure you have appropriate insurance coverage in place.
Does homeowner's insurance cover hail damage?
Most homeowner’s insurance policies will cover damage caused by severe weather including:
The Hail Storm Damage Restoration Process
1. Emergency services
1. Emergency tarping or board up of any damage caused by trees or debris
2. Extract water to prevent mold growth
3. Document/Assess of damage in your property.
4. Stabilize the environment by setting up drying equipment and air filtration devices.
2. File a claim
After filing the claim, all parties will meet with insurance adjuster onsite to inspect the damage.
3. Dry the property
We take necessary steps to properly dry your property in order to prevent mold growth.
Once all damage cleanup is completed the last phase is the rebuilding of your home.
What causes a hail storm?
Hail is the result of severe thunderstorms. Hail form happens when the warm updraught in a thunderstorm sends falling precipitation back to the top of the storm clouds where the temperature is freezing. These little drops of rain then freeze, forming hailstones.
These hailstones rise and fall with the updraught and downdraught of the storm, continually growing until the wind can no longer support their weight and they fall to the ground as hail.
Hail storms are most common in the warmer spring and summer months, as air temperatures soar along with humidity levels, creating the perfect conditions for thunderstorms and ultimately hail.
It’s worth mentioning that the conditions that make hail are also the conditions that can lead to tornadoes… and wind damage.
While hail storms can occur anywhere across the country, they tend to be most common in ‘hail alley’, a strip of the US that includes the ‘hail states’ of South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Illinois and Kansas.
While New York and the Tri State Area may not feature on that list, we are no stranger to hail storms and the damage they can cause to buildings.
What Damage Can Hail Storms Do?
Hail storms can cause all sorts of damage, but most commonly of all they damage roofs of homes breaking shingles, tiles, denting sidings, splitting gutters, and bursting pipes.
When a hail storm hits your home, it’s important that you check the property right away to see if there’s any damage. The longer you wait, the more likely the damage will become incredibly costly to repair.
Roof damage is the most common type of damage as a result of hailstorms, and repair costs can run high. Even small hailstones can damage shingles.
When the hail hits your roof it can knock off asphalt shingles and loosen or break other types of roofing materials.
Generally speaking, hailstones start to cause damage when they’re over 1 inch in diameter – i.e. quarter size. While the larger stones, the ones bigger than 4.5 inches are the ones that tend to crack shingles, the smaller stones will loosen the bond between the shingles and the asphalt on your roof.
If the shingles on your roof come loose, or fall off, the gaps left will leave your home vulnerable to leaks and water damage.
Siding, gutters and downspouts damage
Hail can really damage downpipes. It can crack vinyl siding or leave it pockmarked with dents. It can also cause your gutters to break off completely.
Depending on the size of the hail, some stones can smash right through gutters, while others will clog the gutter up either with ice, or by smashing shingles and filling the gutter with pieces of broken shingle.
Non-engineered wood siding materials such as aluminum siding or vinyl siding can both suffer with cracks, dents or even holes when battered with hail during a heavy storms.
If your gutters or downspouts become blocked, water can leak into your home, causing water damage.
Window and door damage
Windows are a weak point on any property because of the fragile glass. Glass patio doors or sliding glass doors are also vulnerable to the damaging effects of hail.
From small cracks and dings, to shattered glass, hail can do a great deal of damage to windows. Hail can also dent frames, and tear screens.
Even if the glass hasn’t cracked or shattered, if you notice other signs of damage to the window or door, it can indicate that the structure has been weakened, and the window or door may need to be replaced.
It’s not just a home’s exterior that hail can damage. Because hail storms are most frequent during the warmer months, when a storm has dumped a thick carpet of hail, it can melt quickly in the heat, causing flash flooding.
If hail accumulates on your roof and isn’t able to melt and drain away down gutters and downpipes, it will melt in situ and you risk the water seeping into your roof, causing water damage.
To minimize damage, ensure gutters and downpipes are cleared regularly.
With more than 30 years of experience in the restoration industry, we use advanced drying systems and devices to restore your property to its original condition.
Our 24/7 Emergency Response Team is trained to handle any fire or water damage in a timely manner to avoid further damage.
We take away the stress of dealing with the insurance companies by billing them directly. This way you can focus on getting your life back to normal while we take care of restoring your home.