When your area is hit by a big hailstorm, the best thing you can do is have a Rising Sun roofer inspect the damage. From the ground, hail damage is not always visible. One side of a roadway may be pounded by hail while the other receives none, resulting in very unpredictable situations.
A one-inch chunk of hail travels at around 20 mph, while bigger particles reach up to 100 mph! Don’t risk your life by going outside without suitable safety gear at such speeds. After a hail storm, it can be hard to figure out what to do next, so we have some suggestions for you.
Safety is First and Foremost
When it is safe to return outside, inspect your property for any indications of damage. Here are some things to keep an eye out for:
- Cracked windows and shards of glass were strewn about.
- Siding and gutter dings, dents, or fractures
- Roof shingle granules in gutters and downspouts
- Ceiling water stains
- Other types of damage caused by the meteorological event
It’s best to take photographs of any damage you detect and make notes about it. If there is still hail on your roof or on the ground, include that as well. A DIY roof inspection is not recommended unless you have the right safety equipment and prior expertise in such an environment. Instead, contact a Rising Sun roofer such as Tar Heel Construction Group.
Obtain Rising Sun Roof Repairs
Whether it’s a damaged skylight, window, or water incursion, don’t overlook it and, once again, document everything! Save any receipts you receive for tarps or plastic you purchase to protect any sensitive areas, such as shattered windows and keep them safe. Tar Heel Construction Group will repair any damaged areas or fill any holes in your roof. These sorts of emergency repairs may be covered by your insurance policy, depending on your policy’s coverage.
Plan a Roof Inspection
Before you call your insurance company, you should have your roof inspected by Tar Heel Construction Group. Our specialists will promptly assess any recent hail damage and will not advise you to file a claim if it is not required. In the long run, this benefits both you and the insurance provider.
The Rising Sun Roofer Above the Rest
Call us at (410) 638-7021 if you have any further questions on what to do after a significant hail storm. Our skilled personnel is glad to assist you in restoring your home to its pre-damage condition!