Here in Minnesota, hail damage can be a major problem, especially for the exterior of your home.
After a major hail storm, the main concerns are your siding and roof, as they can really take a beating. If hail is strong enough, it can damage the exterior of your home so badly that your home’s interior also becomes vulnerable. This week’s Exteriors Plus blog discusses some tips for how to handle hail damage on your roof or home siding.
High-quality Hail Damage Repair
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Asses the Damage Both Inside and Outside
After a hail storm, the first thing you should do is conduct a thorough assessment of the current damage. Start with the outside. Look for damage on all areas of your home’s exterior. This will likely look like impact marks on your deck, driveway, siding, and other areas of your home. If there are dents on your gutters, downspouts, or roof vents, you can assume that your roof is probably damaged as well. Keep an eye out for loose granules, shingles, cracks or dings, etc.
Next, check the inside of your home. If your roof or siding is badly damaged, there’s a chance water may have made its way inside. Look for water stains or slow drips on or around your ceiling.
Contact the National Weather Service
After the large hail storm has passed, we recommend getting a report from the National Weather Service about the speed and direction of the winds, size of the hail, and other statistics to give you an idea of how bad the damage might really be.
Call your Homeowner’s Insurance provider
One of the most important things to do when your roof or siding sustains hail damage is to promptly make an insurance claim. Be sure that you do some research beforehand so you fully understand what to expect from your insurance company.
Contact a Roofing Contractor
When it comes to hail damage repair in Minnesota, you need a roofing contractor you can trust to help you fix it. Keep an eye out for “storm chasers” or contractors that wait until a big storm hits to come knocking on your door. These contractors are often not trustworthy. Instead, find a licensed and insured roofing contractor that has specific experience in inspecting and assisting with the insurance claims process.
Choose Exteriors Plus for Hail Damage Repair in Minnesota
Here at Exteriors Plus, we have more than two decades of experience in hail damage repair in Minnesota. We’ll help you conduct a thorough inspection of your home siding and roof to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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