Q: WHAT IS HAIL DAMAGE AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT MY HOME?
A: Hail is a large frozen raindrop that is produced by intense thunderstorms where snow and rain coexist. When large hail and strong winds exist near residential areas, homes may sustain considerable damage to roofing, siding, gutters, References, etc.
Q: HOW DID HAIL DAMAGE MY ROOF?
A: Hail can damage your property in many ways. Hail damage to asphalt shingles can cause soft spots or bruising that may or may not be visible to the naked eye. Hail impacts will also tend to loosen the hard granules that make up the top surface of the shingle. In some cases hail will cause enough damage to break through the shingles felt matting and cause its fibers to be exposed. Another way to tell if hail has damaged your roof is by checking the roof vents. Hail will often cause dents or marks on the metal roof venting systems. If we find evidence of damage to the roof vents first, it usually means you may have sustained shingle damage also.
Q: HOW DID HAIL DAMAGE MY SIDING AND GUTTERING SYSTEMS?
A: Damage to vinyl siding will normally be shown by visual breaks, cracks or holes in the siding product. Normally if these items are not present, your siding has not been damaged. Aluminum siding on the contrary shows damage in other ways. Large hail will produce dents throughout the entire elevation of aluminum siding. Even smaller hail with high velocity crosswinds will produce dents large enough to cause significant damage to the aluminum. Even small dents are considered cosmetic damage by your insurance carrier and in most cases are covered under your property insurance policy. Hail causes similar damages to your aluminum guttering system also. Dents visible from hail are normally cosmetic, but in most cases are still covered by your insurance policy.
Q: WHAT EXPERIENCE DOES REI ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION HAVE WITH HAIL DAMAGE REPAIRS?
A: The severe weather we had in early 2010 caused significant roof and siding damage to houses in the local area. Towns such as Hopkinton and Ashland were hit most severely and widespread damage occurred. REI Roofing & Construction has repaired hundreds of these damaged homes! With this experience, we can handle all phases of your insurance claim process to ensure the repair process is smooth and performed with the utmost quality and attention to detail. Contact Us today if you are in need of weather damage repair or have any related questions. We would be more than happy to answer your questions.