Hail damage resulting from storms can happen at any time, and in fact, there were over 2.8 million claims from hail damage from 2017 to 2019. During the warm weather months, most places across the nation are prone to periodic hail storms causing extensive damage. Be prepared and have an expert contractor in mind to start protecting your home or structure right away from leaks and openings exposed to the elements. That’s why it’s important to have a reliable and experienced team on hand to provide you with the repair and replacement services for your roof and property when severe weather strikes.
What is Hail?
Hail is precipitation in the form of ice pellets or lumps created during the warm weather months. Precipitation falling from the atmosphere is caught by warm updrafts and pushed back up to the upper atmosphere, where it then freezes and falls back down. This cycle can happen multiple times, with each trip increasing the size of the hailstone. In some cases, hailstones can reach the size of softballs and cause mass amounts of property damage to homes, cars and property.
Hail can cause significant damage to a home or a business because it falls at a high rate of speed and create holes in roofs or damage anyplace exposed on structures. Hail can happen during a severe thunderstorm with little to no warning and may cause thousands of dollars of damage in a short time frame.
What to do When Hail Strikes
When you sustain damage from hail, the first thing you want to do is make a visual assessment once the storm has passed. Note any large holes or visible damage and take photos of the damage. Keep in mind there may be damage that isn’t readily visible but might be noticed when it rains because it can cause leaks in the roof and then allowing water into the structure. Once you notice water or damage, you should notify your insurance company immediately. Don’t wait for the water to continue to cause structural damage or even mold. Address the situation immediately to protect your investment and your family.
If you receive hail damage or storm damage and need an expert contractor with plenty of experience and top customer service, call Reliable Roofing and Restoration Inc. Not only can they work with your insurance company, but they also make sure their clients know the plan to execute repairs with a satisfactory time frame so they can get back to life before hail damage.