Charlotte Hail Damage Repairs By The Experts
How to Identify Hail Damage to Your Home
There have been many Charlotte homes damaged by the recent hail storms. From coast to coast, the insurance companies have been overwhelmed with the amount of claims. The insurance companies have been requesting that Charlotte homeowners evaluate their property for hail damage. If you suspect that your home may have damage, there are a few key inspections that may confirm your suspicions.
The size of the hail will have an impact on the amount of damage you may find to your home. The air conditioning unit is the easiest place to locate damage. The metal coils will have dents that are circular in appearance. It may appear that the unit was struck by hundreds of golf balls.
Locate the downspouts that extend down from your gutter system. There may be large amounts of ceramic granules in the drain that have washed off of your roof system. If you find more than a handful of granules, then the integrity of your roof system has been compromised. Be sure to keep the granules in a zip lock bag to show the insurance adjuster when he or she arrives to inspect your home.
All homes usually have screens on their windows. The screens are considered an excellent source for locating hail damage. There will be dents in the screens and a torn place or two may be present as well. The larger the hail the bigger the dents will be on the screen mesh. The metal frame that holds the screen in place is likely to have dings and dents visible.
Your patio or lawn furniture is a great place to locate hail damage. Most patio or lawn furniture is made from soft metals. These soft metals will show dings and dents if it was stuck by hail stones. The material for your umbrella or the seats may have damaged material with holes present. Your grill will have dents or splatter marks from the impact of hail stones if it was out in the open.
The best place to locate the most damage is on your Charlotte roof system. This can be extremely dangerous so I must advise against scaling a ladder unless you are experienced. The shingles will have divots that are clear to see. It will appear that someone has been teeing off golf balls on your roof. The roof tiles will have round circles present where the granules have been disrupted from the hail. Also, there will be more damage noted on the north elevation due to the Jet Stream. Be sure to check the soft metals on the roof structure for dents or dings.
Finally, NOAA's National Weather Service keeps an archive on their website of all the major storms that hit the United States. You can enter your address and it will display the date, time, and type of storm that hit your area. You can call your insurance agent and they will have a free map showing the areas hit the hardest in your area. If you have found any damage to your home, you will need to notify your insurance company first and foremost.
Call Us After The Storm!
HRS Contracting Inc. can provide quality roofing for your Charlotte area home relating to recent hail, wind or storm damage. We have years of experience dealing with storm damage insurance claims. We service Charlotte and surrounding areas with help handling storm damage insurance claims.
Our storm damage repair contractors are a cut above other contractors when it comes to hail, window and storm damage. HRS Contracting Inc. will work hard to get your insurance claim handled quickly and fairly. Your storm damaged home deserves to be put back together properly. When it comes to storm damage insurance claims, our contractors provide expert handling of your insurance claim and quality craftsmanship of your installation!