How Can Hail Storms Damage My Home?
Florida sees its fair share of inclement weather. From high winds and torrential downpours to hail and flooding, the good residents of Florida have seen it all. Even if hail is rare in your area, it can still cause significant damage to your house. These falling lumps of ice can range from the size of a small pea to the size of a softball and can cause property damage in a number of ways. If you are not sure if your homeowner’s insurance covers hail damage, or you are wanting information about whether or not you should add hail damage to your policy, then you have come to the right place at Global Public Adjusters Inc. In this article, we share some information about how hail storms can damage your home.
Hail storms can cause severe roof damage
Hail can cause minor to major roof problems. It is often difficult to detect roof damage from hail, in fact, you may only notice it after you discover other damage, such as leaks. Metal roofs will sometimes show dings and dents, but it may be difficult to recognize hail damage on shingled or flat roofs. You might not be able to see roof damage, such as missing or fractured shingles, from the ground, so you’ll need to take a closer look to assess the damage. Global Public Adjustyers Inc has special equipment that we can use to detect hidden damage under your roof caused by hail storms.
Hail storms can cause window damage
Hail storms can cause broken windows in your house, which in turn exposes the interior of your home to the elements. Reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour by the time they hit the ground, large pieces of hail can break through the window and door glass and cause property damage as well as injury.
Hail storms can cause siding damage
Wind-driven hail can shred and split your house’s siding. Much of the hail damage done to siding is cosmetic, but more severe damage can cause cracks and leaks. Closely inspect your siding after a hail storm. If your house is painted, rather than sided, the hail can peel the paint and expose the wood underneath. Exposed wood, when left to the elements, can rot. These are also instances where hidden damage can occur and you can find yourself fighting with our insurance company about if they will cover you or not.
Let the professionals at Global Public Adjusters Inc handle your insurance company and your hail damage claim. We can get you the settlement you deserve so that you can begin your repairs.
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